Over the past few months over 20,000 runners have taken part in the annual Jane Tomlinson Run For All series, with runners coming from across the country to take part in Yorkshire’s biggest mass participation runs, all in the name of charity.
Established by the late Jane Tomlinson CBE to stand as her fund raising legacy, following her death from cancer in 2007, Run For All was launched as a not-for-profit organisation to act as a fund raising vehicle for charities across the country big and small. Before her death, Jane raised £1.85 million for children’s and cancer charities through a series of physical challenges including the Ride Across America.
Jane knew her life was limited but wanted to create a vehicle which would allow others across the community the opportunity to raise money for good causes close to their own hearts and to share the excitement and fulfilment that she had experienced in participating in her own fund raising events.
Since the launch of the inaugural event the Leeds 10K in 2007, Run For All has continued to grow and now has three highly successful, well established 10K runs in Hull, Leeds and York.
As the name suggests the ‘Run For All’ series is an event for everyone with seasoned runners through to event novices pulling on their trainers to show their support of the work Jane started.
This year alone over 40 different charities have benefited from participants taking part in the series with money being raised for charities such as Martin House Children’s Hospice, the Smile Foundation, Macmillan, St Leonard’s Hospice and the Bone Cancer Trust.
As flag-ship events in the region’s sporting calendar the Run For All series continues to receive incredible support from participants, volunteer and local communities and its thanks to this support over the past few years the Jane Tomlinson Appeal is now edging ever closer to its next fund raising target of £5milllion.
“My first 10K couldn’t have worked out better, a great atmosphere, scenic and nicely diverting route through the heart of York. Perfect weather and all round sense of fun, purpose and combined effort. Wonderful stuff…I’ll be running next year and taking some friends with me.” (Participant feedback)
Entries are now open for the 2012 Run For All series at a discounted entry of £20.12.
Yorkshire Season Ticket – Three 10K’s, one price £50* (for a limited time only)