Workers at Asda are limbering up to take part in this summer’s Run for All 10K races.
Colleagues at the Leeds-based supermarket chain’s head office enjoyed a day of fun activities in preparation for the runs, organised by Jane Tomlinson’s For All Events.
Many have signed up for the events around the region – including the Yorkshire Evening Post-backed Leeds 10K – which are all sponsored by the Asda Foundation – the retail giant’s charitable arm.
Judith McKenna, Asda chief operating officer, said: “The Asda Foundation is thrilled to once again be involved in the hugely-popular 10K series.
“As well as being great for the cities involved, it is also a brilliant opportunity for our colleagues to get involved in an event which helps give back to the community.
“Lots of our colleagues will get involved by taking part in the runs and raising lots and lots of money for worthy causes. But our colleagues will also offer their help in other ways, from helping in the lead up to the event to volunteering on the day itself.
“It’s great to be associated with such a great organisation like Jane’s Tomlinson Run For All which encourages people to get active, get out and achieve and goal and raise money for charity.”
Yesterday, (Jan 17) Asda workers enjoyed a day of fun activities, health checks and games staged by the Run For All team at Asda House and The Mint in Leeds city centre.
Jane’s husband Mike was on hand to support them and try out some of the health tests.
Run For All event director Sara Birkinshaw said: “It is fantastic to have so many Asda colleagues on board – both running and volunteering.
“I’m sure they will have a brilliant day, while at the same time bringing in lots of money to support some of their favourite causes.”
The Run For All Hull 10K takes place on Sunday, May 19, the Pennine-Lancs 10K is on Sunday, June 2, the Leeds 10K is Sunday, July 14, and the York 10K is Sunday, August 4.
To register for any, or all of the events, go to: www.runforall.com