Get set for town’s new athletics race

Organisers Metres to Miles launch the Run Doncaster 2012 event at Doncaster Racecourse - pictured (L-R) are David Tune, of organisers Metres to Miles, Mark Warmby, Northern Territory Sales Manager of sponsors Brooks, Councillor Cynthia Ransome and Mike East, UK Marketing Manager of Brooks.
Organisers Metres to Miles launch the Run Doncaster 2012 event at Doncaster Racecourse - pictured (L-R) are David Tune, of organisers Metres to Miles, Mark Warmby, Northern Territory Sales Manager of sponsors Brooks, Councillor Cynthia Ransome and Mike East, UK Marketing Manager of Brooks.

ATHLETES from across the country will be getting on their running shoes for the launch of a new high profile race in Doncaster.

International sports brand Brooks has backed the Doncaster 10k race, which aims to become a major event in the north of England’s athletics calendar.

Organisers of the event say hundreds have already signed up and they hope the feel-good factor surrounding the London 2012 Olympics will prompt hundreds more entries.

Julian Moorhouse of athletics firm and organisers Metres to Miles, said: “The response has been tremendous since we opened entries.

“We had hundreds of people register in the first 36 hours, with entrants coming from London, Cumbria and even one entrant from the Isle of Man.

“It really is a great year to get the event off the ground, 2012 is a tremendous year for sport in UK and this event is for everyone”.

Metres to Miles based in Epworth High Street has teamed up with Doncaster Council for the Brooks Run Doncaster 10k on Sunday, May 13.

The race will start and finish at the racecourse, taking in the markets area, town centre and Town Field.

A corporate team challenge will also be a feature of the event, with teams of three or more employees from the same firm competing to win the Corporate Shield.

Following the 10k there will be a Community Challenge Family Fun Run for children and families, with all finishers receiving a medal and certificate.

Brooks has agreed a two year sponsorship deal for the day.

Mike East, of Brooks, added: “We have been looking for a big event to sponsor in the north of England and Run Doncaster fits the bill exactly.The run appeals to the new jogger as well as the seasoned athlete and it’s great that it is in a place as accessible as Doncaster.”

Entry to the event is £18 for UK Athletics members and £20 for standard entry. Fun run entries cost £8.

Online registration for both the competitive events and the family fun run is available now by visiting www.metrestomiles.co.uk