The Asda Foundation Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) 10K is a fast, flat 10k road race through the streets of King’s Lynn.
New for 2017, the GEAR 10K is the newest event to be added to the ever popular Asda Foundation 10K Series. Taking place on Sunday 30th April, this well-established run is being staged by Run For All in partnership with Alive Leisure and Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
This new addition to Run For All’s calendar has a truly scenic route, taking in the pretty town centre, the River Ouse pathway, The Walks as well as a number of iconic, historic buildings such as the Red Mount, the Custom House and Greyfriars Tower.
The race has a UKA licence (2017-TBC) and will be staged in accordance with UKA rules for competition. The course has received a certificate of course accuracy from the Association of UK Course Measurers (11/324).
The Asda Foundation GEAR 10K is suitable for all ages and abilities, although runners must be aged 15 or over on race day. The course is accessible for wheelchair entrants.
The 10k starts at 10:45am in the Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn. Road closures will be in effect on the day so the course is traffic-free.
Trophies will be presented on the day to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Females in the Asda Foundation Gear 10K. For full details see our Prize List page. All finishers will receive a quality medal and goody bag.
The course record stands at 30 mins 18 secs. Can anyone break that 30 minute barrier?
There is a time limit of 2hrs on the course. This is because of Health and Safety reasons and road closure limitations. Any entrant still out on the course after this time limit, when roads re-open to traffic, will be continuing at their own risk.
Wheelchair racing entrants competing in the wheelchair category must be self-propelled and will start in front of the 10k runners a few minutes before the official start time. Wheelchair users not able to self-propel themselves around the whole of the 10k may only enter at the discretion of the Race Director. In no circumstances may non self-propelled chairs (e.g. motorised or electric powered wheelchairs) be used in the 10k.
You can enter online now by visiting our how to enter page and see further instructions about the race. And if you’d like to raise money for charity, there are lots of ideas for local charities you might wish to support.
The course is ideal for spectators with safety barriers lining the course through the town centre, so please bring your friends and family along to cheer you on. Many town centre shops and food outlets will be open on the day.
The Asda Foundation GEAR 10K also receives help and support from many local volunteers and organisations without which the event would not be possible.
Entries are now open – click here or on the link above. Entries are currently on a fantastic early bird offer of £18 until the 31st December.