Asda Foundation Leeds 10k

Sun 8th Jul 2018 • by Run For All
Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB

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What you need to know

The Asda Foundation Leeds 10k - our first and some would still say our best - run. Come and experience the unrivalled atmosphere and the electric finish of this fantastic race. Thousands of runners from across the country head to Leeds each year to be a part of Yorkshire's biggest running event, and 2018 will be no different. This course is flat and fast on closed roads in the heart of the city - come and experience the buzz for yourself. This race is a great choice for beginners as well as those looking for that coveted PB!

Distances in this event

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    9:30am Sun 8th Jul 2018
    £26–£28
    Event passed
  2. Arena Group Junior Run

    Run 2.5km
    10:00am Sun 8th Jul 2018
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What’s Included

All entrants for the Half Marathons must be 17 years of age on race day. All entrants for the Asda Foundation 10Ks must be 15 years of age on event day. Participants in The Yorkshire Marathon must be 18 years or older on race day. Under UK Athletics rules and regulations, all participants under the age of 18 must obtain parental consent in order to register and participate in any of our events.

What’s included

  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Quality tech T-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
  • Memories of a brilliant day!
Course Details

The Asda Foundation Leeds 10K course has something to offer, regardless of age or ability.

Seasoned runners can take advantage of the super-flat and fast route to compete for their personal best, whilst new runners can embrace the incredible atmosphere to achieve their own goal, whether that’s just getting round, or supporting a good cause. 

With a truly electric city centre start and finish, and great support around the route, there are few events to rival the Leeds 10K. 

Course breakdown – km by km

0 – 1km – You will head down Vicar Lane and past the iconic Corn Exchange before avoiding the many tipples on Call Lane heading east towards Sovereign Street.

1 – 2km – Heading past Leeds Train Station onto Wellington Street and continuing east to bring you past the old Yorkshire Post building and under the viaducts onto Kirkstall Road.

2 – 3km – Settle into your stride as you continue down the very flat section of Kirkstall Road – laden with encouraging charity cheerleaders to spur you on.

3 – 4km – At 3.8km you’ll find the first Asda Foundation water station located at Cardigan Fields.

4 – 5km – With the Leeds-Liverpool canal to your left, you’ll continue down Kirkstall Road.

5 – 6km – Reaching the turning point at Savins Mill Way, you’ll do an 180 degree turn and return back down the flat Commercial Road and Kirkstall Road.

6 – 7km – Continuing down Kirkstall Road, you’ll find the second Asda Foundation Water Station at 6.7km.

7 – 8km – Continuing along Kirkstall Road, as you push yourself into the latter part of the race, you return under the viaducts near Cardigan Fields and head into the final 2km.

8 – 9km – The final section of Kirkstall Road will sweep you past Leeds’ array of television and radio studios, Kirkstall Fire Station and towards Westgate Point.

9 – 10km – Prepare yourself for the home straight, as you head up Westgate Point and onto The Headrow where you’ll find roaring spectator crowds waiting to cheer you over the finish line.

Please note, the route is subject to change.

Raceday Logistics

KEY TIMINGS

07:30 – Race office, baggage store and assembly areas open to participants

09:10 – Mass warm up

09:30 – Race starts

Travel

By Rail & Bus
Frequent, direct trains carry visitors from London to Leeds in just over two hours. There are also regular services from Scotland, the North East, the Midlands and across the Pennines.

By Road
From the M1 – Leave the M1 at junction 45 and take the third exit signposted A63/Pontefract Lane. Continue straight over three roundabouts, following signs for East St/A61. When reaching the junction, keep right to leave the A63 and continue onto the A61. On reaching the junction with Crown Point Road, keep right to continue to follow A61.

Road Closures
Please be aware that a number of roads will be affected by closures on the day. Road closure advice will be issued prior to the event. Please check back nearer the time for more information.

Car Parking
Leeds is at the very heart of the UK, sitting roughly midway between Edinburgh and London. It has great motorway links to the M1, M62 and A1(M), putting it within easy driving distance of all of the UK’s major cities. From the M1 – Leave the M1 at junction 45 and take the third exit signposted A63/Pontefract Lane. Continue straight over three roundabouts, following signs for East St/A61. When reaching the junction, keep right to leave the A63 and continue onto the A61. On reaching the junction with Crown Point Road, keep right to continue to follow A61.

Woodhouse Lane Car Park is the closest Leeds City Council car park to the start of the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K and is open 24 hours. Click here for more information on parking in Leeds city centre.

Volunteers

Hundreds of volunteers are needed at each event to ensure the day runs smoothly and everyone has an amazing time. Roles vary from route marshals and start/finish marshals to helping on drinks stations or in the baggage store. Please refer to our volunteer pages for more information.

FAQs

I am a wheelchair user or have specific access requirements, can i take part?

Run For All encourage people of all abilities to take part. If you are a wheelchair user, please ensure you enter under the correct entry type when registering. Unfortunately, due to varied terrain, the Pennine Lancashire 10K route is not suitable for wheelchair participants. If you are to be aided around the course, either by being pushed or assisted, by a guide runner, your guide runner must also be a registered participant in the event. Please submit an enquiry form with your registration ID to advise us of your specific requirements. It is strongly recommended that only experienced wheelchair racers attempt the courses unaided.

Can I use headphones?

Aftershokz is the official headphone provider of the Yorkshire Marathon Series. Aftershokz sits comfortably in front of the ear and use bone conduction to deliver sound through the cheekbones to your inner ear. This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you, including marshal intructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors. Marathon Series participants can benefit from a special discount – prior to your chosen event you will be sent an email containing the code to obtain this special offer.

Can I run with a dog?

No, animals are not permitted onto the routes.

Can i run with a child in a pushchair/sling?

No children or unregistered participants are permitted onto the routes at any time. Participants must be 17 years of age on race day to take part in the Half Marathons and 15 years of age on event day to take part in the Asda Foundation 10Ks.

I registered with a foreign address, will i still receive my race pack in the post?

Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee the safe arrival of race packs to non UK addresses and therefore your race pack will be available for collection from the race office over event weekend. Don’t worry, you will still receive your electronic event guide with all the information you need ahead of the big day.

When will I receive my race pack?

Race packs will be posted in two batches; the first approximately four weeks before the event and the second approximately two weeks before. The timeframe for receiving your race pack will depend on your registration date. Should you register after the second posting, you will need to collect your race pack from the race office over event weekend (opening times will be confirmed closer to each event day).

What will my race pack contain?

Within your race pack you will find your runner number with your timing strip and baggage tag attached. Please take care not to damage the attached timing strip. An electronic event guide will be sent to you by email and will also be available to download from the relevant event page.

Facilities

  • Race Office
  • Baggage
  • Toilets
  • Water Stations – Bottled water has been kindly provided by the Asda Foundation at 3.5 and 6.5km and at the finish. Competitors are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.
  • Support & Entertainment – A variety of performers and charity cheerleaders will be on hand to keep you motivated around the course. If you are an entertainer and would like to join us please click here.
  • First Aid – Should you find you require medical assistance, personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed first aid stations located near to the water stations. In addition there will be a first aid unit and recovery area located near to the finish.
  • Massage – Post-event massage will be available in Millennium Square.
  • Food and Drink – There are a number of bars and cafés on Millennium Square as well as in the city centre that will be sure to welcome spectators and participants, and are often bursting with atmosphere after the event.
  • Charity Village – The Asda Foundation Leeds 10K partners with several local and national charities. Our partner charities will have a presence within Millennium Square to meet and greet their runners and raise awareness of the important work that each charity undertakes.
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