Over 6,000 runners arrived at York Racecourse bright and early yesterday morning to take part in the annual York 10k race and raise money for local charities.
Joining them on the route through York’s streets was World Cup final referee Howard Webb, the Lord Mayor of York, and a number of Councilors.
Now in its sixth year, almost 22,000 people have donned their running shoes and tackled the 10k courses to raise money for The Jane Tomlinson Appeal – setup to help children’s and cancer charities across Yorkshire, the UK and the globe. Over £3 million has been raised by the appeal to date, with many other charities and good causes almost benefitting from entering their own teams.
A trio of Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All races, including York, offered a special entry rate from £20.12, celebrating the London 2012 Olympics and inspiring a fitter year for tens of thousands of individuals across the North.
The race was won by Ben Livesey of Birchfield Harriers in a time of 30:50.
Also there on the day was the Asda Active team, keeping spectators and children entertained with a range of fun-filled sporting activities.