Nottingham Forest and England legend Stuart Pearce will today launch a major new charity road race expected to bring thousands of runners to the city next year.
The Jane Tomlinson Appeal will partner with local charities from
across the region for the Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K
which will take place on Sunday May 15th.
The Nottingham 10K is the latest addition to the successful 10K series, supported by the Asda Foundation, which includes events in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Hull and Burnley. The events organised by Run For All, the events company set up as Jane's legacy to date has helped charities raise millions. The Leeds 10K alone has raised over £2.5m for good causes since its launch in 2007.
The new Nottingham run will start and finish in the city centre and take runners past the castle, within the shadow of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem - reputedly the country's oldest pub, along the embankment of the River Trent, through the Lace Market and on to the grand finish in Old Market Square.
Launching the new event at Nottingham Castle, Pearce, who played for Forest for 12 seasons and won 76 of his 78 England caps while at the club, said: "I am delighted to be able to help launch the Asda Foundation 10K. I know the example set by Jane Tomlinson has inspired many people to take on charity challenges of their own.
"I hope lots of people sign up for this new event and wish everyone who takes part the very best of luck."
Entries for the event will open shortly but anyone who signs up for the mailing list from today will be able to enter for the discounted price of just £20. Go to www.runforall.com to enter.
Julie Ward, Asda Foundation manager, said: "It is wonderful that the 10K series in 2016 will include Nottingham. We look forward to seeing thousands of people running through one of the country's major cities in aid of a host of charities."
Councillor David Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: "Nottingham is a great city of sport and we are delighted that Run For All is bringing this new 10K here. The city centre route promises to show off Nottingham at its best and we look forward to welcoming all the runners next May."
For more information and to join the mailing list - and be first to find out when entries open - go to www.runforall.com