Leeds & West Yorkshire

Run for All: Thousands in Leeds fundraising run

2012 Jane Tomlinson Run for All in Leeds.
Image caption Organisers claim the event has raised more than £4.5m since it began in 2007

Almost 9,000 people have taken part in the annual Jane Tomlinson Run for All in Leeds.

The 10km (6.2 mile) run is in its sixth year and organisers said almost 60,000 people have participated in the event since it was launched.

The event was run for the first time in 2007 just three months before the charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson died from cancer.

The race has raised more than £4.5m since it began, organisers said.

Television and sports starts joined the run through the centre of Leeds including actors from ITV's Yorkshire-based soap Emmerdale and the BBC's Waterloo Road.

More than 30 different charities including the Jane Tomlinson Appeal are expected to benefit.

Mrs Tomlinson undertook a series of fundraising sporting challenges after being told her cancer was terminal in 2000.

She had raised more than £1.5m by the time of her death in 2007.

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