Runners of all ages and abilities enjoyed near-perfect running conditions as they completed the The Asda Foundation Leeds 10K
Charity runners, dedicated athletes and fancy dress competitors did the city proud once again during the thirteenth running of the event which was created by Jane Tomlinson.
The first wheelchair athlete across the line was Nathan Maguire with a time of 22min 29sec
Paralympian Hannah Cockroft won the women's race in 27min 40sec.
Scott Hinchcliffe, from Barnsley. won the men's race in a time of 31min 29sec
He said: “This was my first Leeds 10K. I felt great today.”
Second went to Marcos Angel Valero, from Spain. Third place was Namibian athlete Gareth Jooste.
The winner of the women's race was Nik Tarrega, of York-based Knavesmire Harries, in a time of 38min 6sec.
Aisling Wall, of Horsforth Harriers, was second and Sarah Hunter, of Ackworth Road Runners, was third.
Those taking part in today's race included Team Ryden.
The nine runners, who work for Wakefield-based property firm, were raising funds for the Parkinson’s Association UK.
The team was organised by employee Sonia Johnson, whose husband Mark was diagnosed with the condition 16 years ago.
She said: “We can’t wait to get going and raise money for a great charity.
“We have lots of family and friends here to cheer us along the way.”
Muz Ali and Mahefuza Pathan took part in the race for the second time in aid of the Stroke Association.
The friends, from Batley, planned to run every step of the way together.
Muz said: “We just had to come back again this year’s because it’s such a fantastic event.”
A team of Super Mario characters ran the race in aid of the British Lung Foundation.
The eight runners are all workmates at the NHS Rightcare Team based in Leeds.
Miles Taylor, dressed as Bowzer, said: “We are hoping to raise over a £1,000 for a great cause.”
Ronnie the Rhino took time out from cheering on the city’s Super League stars to complete the course in one hour, 15 minutes.
Proudly holding his finisher’s medal aloft, he said: “It was like being in a sauna out there.”
The Asda Foundation Leeds 10K is the original legacy run of the late Jane Tomlinson, who took on a series of endurance challenges to raise nearly £2m for charity despite battling terminal cancer.
Jane died in 2007 soon after launching the 10K and now it is a highlight on the city’s running calendar – a hugely popular and inclusive event for runners of all abilities that captures the can-do, inspirational spirit displayed by its founder.