Runners from across the country and even beyond will be hitting the streets of Doncaster next May as the town will be hosting its first mass running event for many years. The Brooks Run Doncaster 10k takes place on Sunday 13 May and will see people taking part in a 10k which will start and finish at the famous Racecourse and taking in the Markets area, Town Centre and Town Fields.
The event promises to attract participants from across the UK and even runners from abroad. A Corporate Team Challenge will also feature in the event, with teams of 3 or more employees from the same firm competing to win the Corporate Shield.
Following the 10k event will be a Community Challenge Family Fun Run for children and families, with all finishers receiving a medal and certificate.
Julian Moorhouse of organisers, Metres to Miles said “We are delighted to be working with the council to bring this event to Doncaster. The response has been tremendous since we opened entries last week. 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”.
Councillor Cynthia Ransome, Cabinet Member for Communities said: “The event promises something for all, from the Family Fun Run to the more competitive races - each taking in some of the wonderful open spaces that we have in Doncaster.“
The event has attracted sponsorship from global sports brand Brooks, and UK Marketing Manager Mike East was delighted to come on board as title sponsor for the event for the next two years “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 UKA Members and £20 for standard entry. Fun Run entries cost £8. Online registration for both the Run Doncaster 10k and the Community Challenge Fun Run is available NOW at www.metrestomiles.co.uk