The Leicester 10k run is set to return to the city this March with hundreds expected to pound the city’s pavements in aid of a good cause.
The event on March 3 is organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All, with runners of all abilities encouraged to lace up their trainers.
The Jane Tomlinson Appeal is the legacy of the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE and exists to support children’s health and wellbeing and to improve the lives of people with cancer.
Jane was just 36 when, in August 2000, she and her family received the devastating news she had incurable breast cancer.
A mum of three, Jane was given just six months to live and she and her loved ones were told to prepare for the inevitable.
But, thanks to Jane’s remarkable courage, something truly extraordinary was just about to begin.
Over the next seven years, as she defied her diagnosis, Jane went on to achieve what many people might struggle to in a lifetime – surmounting increasingly difficult challenges, capturing the attention of people across the world, and raising over £1.85m for charity.
She also founded what was to become her lasting legacy, the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. To date, through the Appeal and its Run For All events, over £10m has now been raised.
The Leicester 10k is the first of many runs taking place across the country in aid of The Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Starting at Jubilee Square, runners will head into the city centre and onto Granby Street to Victoria Park. The beautiful greenery of the park will then weave through the University of Leicester before looping back and making its way back to Jubilee Square.
The race office, baggage store and assembly zones will be open from 7am, with the run itself starting at 9am.
The first male finisher is expected back at the square at 9.30am, and the first female finisher is expected at 9.35am. Participants will receive a finisher’s goody bag and an exclusive medal.
For more information, or if you would like to sign up for the Leicester 10K, visit: https://www.janetomlinsonappeal.com/