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Olympians to start Bristol 10k

by Press Release
Wednesday 27th May 2015
Tags  Bristol 10k   |   Mara Yamauchi   |   Nick Rose   |   runbristol   |   CLIC Sargent   |   COCO   |   Bristol 10k Business Team Challenge

Race news: Bristol 10k race - May 31, 2015

Olympic runners Mara Yamauchi and Bristol’s Nick Rose will be sending runners on their way as the official starters of the Bristol 10K this weekend.

Thousands of runners and spectators will descend on the city for the Bristol 10k on Sunday 31 May. Now in its eighth year and with around 12,000 runners signing-up to take part, the Bristol 10k is one of the fastest growing and most popular of its kind in the UK.

The scenic, sea-level route - which has huge potential for those chasing a personal best - starts and finishes in Bristol’s historic Harbourside, taking runners out and back along the Portway, through the stunning Avon Gorge, and twice under Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. The race is also a RunBritain Grand Prix event and will include some of the top athletes in the UK.

Special cheer points are located along the course where spectators can look out for some of the UK’s top runners, as well as family and friends taking part in the race. The race will start at 9.30am and there will be two waves, with wave two starting at about 9.45am. 

The fastest, elite runners are expected to complete the distance in about 30 minutes.  Most runners will have completed the 10k in just over 75 minutes.

Councillor Simon Cook, Assistant Mayor for Business Change with responsibility for culture, said: “The Bristol 10k is a highlight not only in the city’s sporting calendar, but across the UK, and we’re looking forward to welcoming back elite and amateur athletes to this hugely successful event, which continues to grow year-on-year. The Bristol 10K is one of those days where the city really comes into its own and I am sure that many people will join in the race day festivities, not only in support of the people taking part, but also in support of the important causes many of those people will be fundraising for.”

Bristol 10K Race Director, Georgette Van Hoof, said: “We are, as always, very excited about this year’s 10k and we are looking forward to welcoming runners of all abilities to what is sure to be another fantastic event. I’d like to thank all our official race charities and partners for their hard work so far, and I know they will play a massive part in the success of this year’s event.”

A rolling programme of road closures will start from Anchor Road at 3am on Sunday 31 May and people are advised to plan their journey.

Full details of road closures are available at www.runbristol.com or pick up a leaflet from local libraries. The traffic hotline telephone number, 0117 903 1212, will be open throughout the weekend of the race.

Park and Ride services will be operating for race participants, spectators and members of the public wishing to access the city centre. Anyone parking their cars overnight on city streets or near the race route should check road closure information before the weekend.

Thousands of runners will be raising funds for their chosen charity on the day with many taking part for the official race charities, CLIC Sargent and COCO.

This year’s volunteers are being provided by race charity partner CLIC Sargent.  Join in the fun and register as a volunteer at www.clicsargent.org.uk/forms/bristol-10k-marshal-form.

Teams will also be going head-to-head in the Clarke Willmott Team & Business Challenge, which encourages friendly competition between teams of friends and family, as well as work colleagues and businesses.


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