What is 10k for 10k?

Planning a family is one of the the most amazing things you’ll ever do. Buying a house, that car you always wanted, starting a new job…all of these things matter, but they soon pale into insignificance when contemplating parenthood.

But what if things didn’t go to plan? What would you do? Who would you turn to?

In 2014, there were 18.6 million families in the UK, of which 2 million were lone parents with dependent children. Women accounted for 91% of lone parents with dependent children.

Unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan for me and in starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel after nine difficult months, I decided to do something positive in 2017 to increase awareness and raise money for a charity who helped me along the way: Families Need Fathers (FNF).

FNF is a charity chiefly concerned with supporting all parents, dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and meaningful relationships with children following parental separation. FNF offer information, advice and support services to help parents to achieve a positive outcome for their children. FNF’s forum and network of over 50 UK Branches also offer the pro-bono guidance of solicitors and others familiar with the operation of the family courts.

10kfor10k aims to raise £10,000 to donate to FNF to help them to continue to provide support to those in need.

10K Races

The Sheffield 10k Jane Tomlinson run, 30th October 2015…..a 56 year old man completes his first ever 10k in just over an hour. He’d trained for months, in the cold and rain, before work, after work, weekends, and all on his own. He wasn’t a big fan of running, but he wanted to prove to himself that he could do it – so he did.

That 56 year old man is my dad and he is the inspiration for me running all nine 10ks and raising money for Families Need Fathers in 2017.

The nine 10k runs are starting in Lincoln in April and finishing in Sheffield in September.

1. LINCOLN

02.04.2017

02.04.2017

The City of Lincoln 10K is one of the UK’s oldest running events and is about to enter is 21st year. A fantastic, lengthy, flat course with a super scenic finish – it’s great for all abilities.

2. NOTTINGHAM

28.05.2017

28.05.2017

The flat and fast route starts and finishes at Nottingham Forest FC’s ground, on the banks of the River Trent, through the scenic Lady Bay area before heading home for a grand finish.

3. BURNLEY

04.06.2017

04.06.2017

This route is a favourite which showcases this corner of Lancashire at it’s very best. Running through the heart of Burnley and passing through three of Burnley’s beautiful parks.

4. HULL

18.06.2017

18.06.2017

Run For All’s ‘waterfront’ 10K takes in the best that this maritime city has to offer. Runners journey past the stunning marina and through the ancient ‘old town’.

5. LEEDS

09.07.2017

09.07.2017

The Leeds 10K is Run for All’s flagship event and combines a flat fast course with a fantastic city centre start and finish and if that wasnt enough the atmosphere is electric.

6. YORK

06.08.2017

06.08.2017

When it comes to stunning scenery, the York 10K is hard to beat! Extremely popular, the flat route takes runners right through the historic heart of this beautiful city.

7. LEICESTER

03.09.2017

03.09.2017

Brand new for 2017, this run starts and finishes in the beautiful Abbey Park and will take runners around the landmarks of Leicester.

8. BURY

17.09.2017

17.09.2017

The course is set to be flat, and suitable for all ages and abilities from beginners just starting out on their fitness journey to experienced fast runners.

9. SHEFFIELD

24.09.2017

24.09.2017

The final race in the 10k for 10k series, the course runs from Sheffield City Centre out to the West along Ecclesall Road, around Endcliffe Park and back.

If you would like to support my challenge of running all nine 10ks, scroll down below to see how you can show your support…

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