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Final countdown until the return of the Leicester 10K

Thousands are expected to line up on the start line this weekend for the highly anticipated Leicester 10K.

Organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, the UK’s largest not-for-profit events company, thousands of participants of all ages and abilities are expected to take on the course this Sunday (March 3).

Leicester Time: Final countdown until the return of the Leicester 10K
Picture: Leicester Tigers

A sporting and fundraising celebration year on year, all of the action will start and finish on Jubilee Square. 

Starting at 9.00am, runners will head into the city centre from Jubilee Square, before making their way into the beautiful greenery of Victoria Park.

The scenic landscape of the park will then weave runners through the University of Leicester before passing many of the city’s landmarks including the Leicester Museum & Art Gallery and Leicester Cathedral. Participants will then head back towards the city centre for the electric finish line on Jubilee Square.

Providing a fundraising vehicle for charities is the primary objective of every Run For All event, ensuring that the money being raised stays local and supports the causes that needs them most.

With charity at its core, the event is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for a number of local and national charities. Participants have been encouraged to fundraise for a chosen charity or for one of the event’s partner charities; the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Leicester Tigers Foundation, LAMP and Leicester City in the community.

Leicester Time: Final countdown until the return of the Leicester 10K

Mubarak Sheik, community lead for local running group, Muslim Runners, will be part of the pacing team helping participants to achieve their race day goals.

“I’m an avid runner and the Active Community Lead for the Muslim Runners running group. I want to inspire more people from our community to embrace the transformative power of running, not just for physical fitness but for improved mental wellbeing,” he said. 

“Beyond my running journey, I find immense joy in guiding runners as a pacer at events. I am thrilled to share that I’ll be setting the pace at the upcoming Leicester 10K. There’s something incredibly fulfilling about helping fellow runners achieve their goals. It’s more than a role; it’s an opportunity to contribute to the success of others on their running journeys.”

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Operations Director at Run For All said: “We look forward to welcoming participants to the start line on event day.

 “A firm favourite in the city’s fundraising and sporting calendar, we know how well loved and appreciated the 10K is within the Leicester running community.

“Whether participants are running for a charity close to their heart or for their own personal challenge, we hope everyone taking part has a memorable and enjoyable race day experience with Run For All.”

BBC Radio Leicester are the media partner for the event and will be broadcasting live from the start and finish line.

General entries are still open and potential participants are encouraged to go to to find out more.

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