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A 10K in the most beautiful city in the UK! A rare chance to run through Yorks scenic sights including the ancient city walls and at its medieval wonders. When it comes to a picturesque route, the York 10K is hard to beat! Back by extremely popular demand, the flat, fast course starting runners at Knavesmire which then proceeds on a tour past the York Minster and attractions such as Clifford's Tower and the Shambles then finishing where it all began. The York 10K is a fantastic challenge for all abilities.

Review summary

4 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Paul H
"Great race, course and atmosphere! I’ve ran this race every year since 2011 and..."


Chris O
"I have done a few running events but this one is by far the best! The route is..."


Andy W
"Well supported fast and flat 10K was well organised. Great car parking..."
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How to enter the Asda Foundation York 10k

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    Event passed
  2. Junior Run

    Run 2.5km
    Event passed

Asda Foundation York 10k routes

A course breakdown with each km covered:

0km – 1km – A fast start taking runners along Knavesmire Road past the cheering crowds, before heading out along Campleshon Road and turning north up Bishopthorpe Road.

1-2km – Head towards the city centre along Bishopthorpe Road and diving into the quaint residential streets to head towards the river.

2-3km – After a short section along the river and under the city walls, the route takes runners back out through the city walls along Nunnery Lane.

3-4km – Passing back through the city walls at the impressive Micklegate Bar towards the first drinks station, the route crosses the river on Bridge Street and turns towards the Minster on Spurriergate.

4-5km – The highlight of the route; runners are cheered through St Helen’s Square and on to Duncombe Place before running along Minster Yard in front of the impressive York Minster.  A real focal point for spectators.

5-6km – Passing the market on Parliament Street before heading past Clifford’s Tower.  Runners will drop on to the waterfront at King’s Staith heading south.

6-7km – A quieter and more peaceful riverside section of the route ahead, into the final push.

7-8km – Continuing along the riverfront before crossing the river on Millennium Bridge to the second drinks station before re-joining Bishopthorpe Road.

8-9km – Continue to the turn outside the front of the old Terry’s Factory, before heading back along Campleshon Road.

9-10km – Participants will then run past York Racecourse’s stands, to the second turn in the road before entertainment and accompanying crowds will begin to build on this last stretch, encouraging runners along the finish straight on Knavesmire Road.

Event Details

What’s Included

Included in this event with all the sights and history is:

  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Quality tech T-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
  • Memories of a brilliant day
Raceday Logistics
07:30 - The race day begins with the race office opening in the event village.
09:10 - Then don't forget to turn up for the warm up, wouldn't want to get an injury
09:30 - Let the race commence, good luck!

Come on down to offer all your support to the runners, whether it be someone close to you who's participating or just want to pop down to spectate a great event why not set up at one of York's historic sights, all are welcome.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact with the Volunteer Coordinator, Danni Carr on [email protected] Please let us know the event(s) you are interested in supporting when getting in touch. And don't forget to leave a contact number or email address.


Can I amend my details?
Changes to your entry details can be made prior to race packs being posted. You will receive a one-week warning email to ensure your details, including your address, are correct and to update any details if necessary. If you need to change details at any other time, submit a ‘Contact Us’ enquiry form.

Can I run with a child a pushchair, buggy or sling?
No, unfortunately, for safety reasons you can’t run with a child under the age of 15 in any circumstances.

Can headphones be used on the race?
Yes, however we ask that you set the volume to a point where you will still be able to hear marshals’ instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors. Any brand of headphones are allowed on the day of the event.

Asda Foundation York 10k weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Run For All is Not for Profit. An entry to a Run For All event helps support great causes, part of the legacy of late amateur athlete and fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE. From Fun Run to Marathon, we welcome all ages and abilities - we really are For All. Run For All is part of the lasting legacy of the late amateur athlete and fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE. Jane, from Leeds, made headlines around the world by taking part in a series of incredible endurance events - despite being diagnosed with an incurable cancer. The mum-of-three defied her devastating diagnosis to complete challenge after challenge – from marathons and triathlons to ironman contests and cross-Europe cycle rides. Her final – and toughest – endeavour was a 4,200-mile bike ride across the breadth of America in 2006. It was a gruelling challenge that even an athlete in the peak of fitness would find daunting, let alone someone fighting cancer. As ever, though, Jane battled on to somehow realise her goal. Every year tens of thousands of people take part in our popular events – running for charity, for a personal challenge or just for fun.



Asda Foundation York 10k reviews (4)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    Great race, course and atmosphere! I’ve ran this race every year since 2011 and already booked my place for 2020!
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    I have done a few running events but this one is by far the best! The route is brilliant and the atmosphere is up there with Sheffield event. I would recommend this one to anyone.
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    Well supported fast and flat 10K was well organised. Great car parking facilities and coordination in and out
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    Another great 10k from the Run for All team. Great course, especially the parts through the city centre and along the river. Plenty of support and a great event village. Park and Ride scheme was great except the buses needed to be more frequent as people ended up late for the start.
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