A new half marathon is to be held in Hull next summer on the same day as the city's popular Asda Foundation 10K, it has been announced.
Jane Tomlinson's Run For All is to stage the Asda Foundation Hull Half Marathon on Sunday 10th June, when the Asda Foundation Hull 10K - now in its 9th year - also takes place and we are proud to be an event partner for this fantastic new event.
The new half marathon will feature a city centre start and finish and a largely flat course offering great PB potential. The half marathon route starts and finishes in the same place as the 10K, in Alfred Gelder Street. It takes in the waterfront and marina and then travels north of the city, along Princes Avenue, skirting Pearson Park, Newland Avenue and Cottingham Road.
It then travels on to the campus of the University of Hull, past the Brynmor Jones Library and the office of former librarian and celebrated poet Philip Larkin's office, before returning into the city centre for the grand finish.
Since its launch in 2010, the Asda Foundation Hull 10K has grown into one of the region's most popular 10Ks, attracting thousands of runners and raising a huge sum for good causes, including the Appeal.
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- Appeal Manager KAte Goldring and Tommo at the Hull Half Launch
We are sure the addition of a half marathon will build on the event, creating a festival of running that offers entrants a greater choice of events.
Kate Goldring, Manager of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, said: "We're so excited that Run For All has been able to bring a half marathon to Hull. We're really fortunate to have lots of runners support us by taking on the 10K and this will give fundraisers old and new the chance to try a great new challenge.
"In recent years we have donated almost £90,000 to seven charities based in Hull ,so we are delighted to be involved in another event in the city and hope to work with even more good causes in the area.
"If you'd like to take on a new half marathon and support children's and cancer charities across Hull and Yorkshire, then we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org."
Places are availble to run for the Appeal in both the Hull 10k and the Hull Half now. Visit our event pages for more details.