Bradford City Runs on Sunday, 30 October is Bradford’s annual festival of running with a unique choice of three distances: 5K, 10K and Half Marathon along with a special Kids’ Mile Run, all races are held on closed, traffic-free roads in and around City Park and the city centre.
With a new and improved route for 2016, the races now take in parts of Little Germany and the Broadway Shopping Centre, as well as the University of Bradford, Bradford College, City Hall and City Park.
Bradford City Runs will once again raise money for the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit, based at the University of Bradford. The unit was set up after the tragic Bradford City fire disaster 31 years ago and continues to explore ground-breaking treatment techniques for burns sufferers. In 2015, Bradford City Runs raised £6,000 for the unit and we are aiming to top that in 2016! Download a printable PSBRU sponsorship form to start getting sponsors.
Hundreds of people including many children and young people have already signed up to take part in this year’s Bradford City Runs, which is designed to welcome everyone from the Bradford district and beyond, no matter how fit or how fast!
We welcome runners of all levels, including those in fancy dress, to walk, run, support and celebrate a great community event. A fun filled family day with entertainment and prizes:
- College and University route
- Prizes in all main categories
- Medals for all Kids Race finishers
- Medals & T-Shirts for Adult Race finishers
- Accurately measured course
- Chip timing for all races
- Expert marshalling
- Children’s Play Zone & Spectator area
Those who have put their names down so far include the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Alun Griffiths (who was the very first runner to sign up this year!), the former Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Joanne Dodds, the Chief Executive of Bradford Council, Kersten England and former Bradford City player and co-founder of the charity One In A Million, Wayne Jacobs.
The event, which is delivered in a partnership between Bradford Council and Bradford Athletics Network, is also being hugely supported by Bradford City Football Club and the Bradford Bulls as well as the University of Bradford, Bradford College, St Bede’s School (pupils will oversee the water station) and many running groups, running clubs and hundreds of participants from across the district.
Timetable for the day
9.00am Warm up 1 (Kids)
9.15am Kids Race
9.25am Warm up 2 (Adults)
9.40am Half Marathon
9.50am 5k & 10k Races
10.00am Presentations Kids Race
11.00am Presentations 5k & 10k
11.30am Presentations Half Marathon
Sign up for the races now. The closing date for all entries is 28 October, 2016 at 6pm. Entries cannot be accepted on the day of the event. When you’ve registered there’s also a Facebook event you can join.
Good luck to everyone who takes part this year!