University of Nottingham is the new home for Asda Foundation Nottingham 10k


January 30th, 2019

The University of Nottingham is delighted to be announced as the home of the Asda Foundation Nottingham 10k for the next three years — and is calling on supporters to sign up and run this year’s event.

The 10k has a special connection with its new home as Run For All is a legacy of the late charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE, and helps raise money for the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre at the University Of Nottingham.

Jane, despite being diagnosed with an incurable cancer, completed a series of incredible endurance events to fundraise for cancer charities.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday 16th June and the new route will take place almost exclusively on one of the UK’s most scenic university campuses, taking in Nottingham’s iconic Highfields Park boating lake.

Mike Tomlinson, Jane’s husband and Chief Executive of Run For All said: “Our partnership with the Nottingham 10k is very personal for our family because we feel a debt of gratitude to the city and its health institutions.”

“We’re always going to try and raise money for the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre. The blood tests they’re developing are leading the way in hopefully making Jane’s dream a little bit more of a reality. This partnership and the money it will raise hopefully means we’re fulfilling Jane’s wishes.”

The partnership will see £5 of every entry donated to the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre.

Director of the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre, Professor Stewart Martin, said: “We’re really excited the University will be hosting the Nottingham 10k. Research happening here at the University is aimed at detecting breast cancer early, stopping it spreading and treating it right. Every pound raised by runners choosing to support our Centre will be used to help find the next breast cancer breakthrough.”

Dawn Broomfield, Community Fundraising Manager at the University of Nottingham said: “Since the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre launched early last year we have been overwhelmed by the support received from university staff, students, patients and members of the community. Amongst other things, supporters have run, baked and cycled to raise valuable funds and we would be so grateful if people continue to support us by signing up for this year’s Nottingham 10k and choosing to raise funds for the centre.”

To sign up for the 10k and fundraise for the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre visit www.runforall.com/events/10k/nottingham-10k.

*Entry for UoN staff and students will be reduced to £20 until the end of February and a number of charity places are available for runners who can raise over £100 for NBCRC. Contact dawn.broomfield@nottingham.ac.uk from your university email address for a discount code or to register for a charity place.*

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