New look Bradford City Runs launched

Registrations are now open for the new look Bradford City Runs which will take place on Sunday, October 27.

This year’s Bradford City Runs will offer participants the chance to do either a 5k, 10k or half marathon distance.

But whatever distance you do, you will still be setting off from Bradford’s multi-award winning City Park with its spectacular fountains and views of the magnificent City Hall.

This year the Bradford City Runs is being organised by a new partnership between Bradford Council and Bradford Athletics Network.

Coun Andrew Thornton, Executive Member for Environment and Sport said: “This will be a fantastic event for runners of all ages and abilities. By working in partnership with the running community we’re hoping to really boost the profile of the run and create a sustainable annual event.”

Mike Moss, Chair of Bradford Athletics Network (BAN) said: “BAN are delighted to be working with the Council in delivering this event. Running and athletics are fantastic sports that people from all walks of life can become involved in. We hope to see many people participating in the event in October and then see people participating in the sport throughout the year.”

Runners in last year’s event are being offered a 50% discount when entering this year as a thank you for their loyalty.

It is a challenging and atmospheric course starting and finishing alongside City Park and circling around the Bradford University and College campuses.

Those doing a 10k course will do two laps and those competing in the half marathon will do four laps each, plus a short extra loop. The 10k incorporates a club challenge for registered running clubs.

The course is accurately measured and the marshalling will this year be carried out by the local running community.

There are two charities benefiting from the Bradford City Runs – Epilepsy Action and Sue Ryder. Sixty per cent of the registration fees will be shared equally between the two.

Philippa Cartwright, Fundraising Events Manager at Epilepsy Action, said: “We are delighted that Bradford Council has chosen Epilepsy Action as a beneficiary charity of the Bradford City Runs.”

Carly Brunskill, Sue Ryder’s Regional Fundraiser for Bradford said: “Being chosen as a beneficiary for the Bradford City Runs will be a real boost to the incredible care we provide for people with incurable illness in the district. We thank the organisers and will strive to help make this prestigious event a tremendous success.”

Issue Date: 23/09/2013

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