Leeds 10k: Kirkstall road closures on Sunday


Thousands of runners will hit the streets for the 10th running of the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K, which starts at 9.30am on Sunday (July 10).

Runners will race from the city centre, along Kirkstall Road, along Abbey Road and back down into town. Kirkstall Road will be closed between 8.30am and around noon.

Event organisers are advising people travel along the Inner Ring Road, Burley Road, and A647 Stanningley Bypass/Armley Road, which remain open throughout.

Charlie Tatman, Run For All event manager, said:

“We would like to apologise in advance to anyone inconvenienced by road closures associated with the event. We do try very hard to keep any closures to a minimum but some are necessary for the safety of the participants and spectators.”

Closures in the city centre will begin from 4am.

It will be the 10th running of the flagship event, which has raised over £4m for good causes across Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond since its launch in 2007.

Organised by Run For All, the event is part of the lasting legacy of the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE, who founded the charity road race shortly before her untimely death.

Among those taking part will be former Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield MBE, raising funds for the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

He will be joined by model Nell McAndrew, Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick, Educating Yorkshire teacher Matthew Burton, Sky Sports presenter Bryn Law, former Leeds Rhinos star Barrie McDermott and BBC presenters Harry Gration and Nicola Rees.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Gerald Harper, will also be pulling on his running shoes with a team of council colleagues, to raise funds for his official charities – Epilepsy Action and Heart Research UK.

Among those taking part in the wheelchair race are Paralympics stars Hannah Cockroft and Jade Jones.


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