RUNNERS can now sign up for the Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k - with an extra 500 places available this year.

The popular run takes people around the city centre as they cover a 6.2 mile undulating course - starting and finishing in Centenary Square - on Sunday, March 17.

Organisers will hope for better weather this year after the 2018 run was postponed until April 29 after the region was hit by snow in mid-March.

A decision was made to move the race to a date in the spring after amber weather warnings were issued for Bradford.

Following a second successive sell-out in 2018, Epilepsy Action has increased the number of places from 2,500 to 3,000 – making this year’s Bradford 10k the biggest yet.

All runners signing up in January will get a special New Year £2 discount, making places £20 for affiliated running clubs and £22 for the general public.

Carl Foster, Fundraising Events Manager at Epilepsy Action, said:“We’ve had over 1,500 runners sign up already and are really excited to welcome faces old and new to this year’s exciting and friendly event for runners of all kinds.

"The Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k goes from strength to strength and 2019 is going to be even bigger.

"Now is the perfect time to take advantage of our New Year discount, sign up and support the 600,000 people living with epilepsy across the UK."

Last year, runners raised more than £65,000 for the charity.

Adam Buglass, from Bingley, was one of them.

He was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2017 and took up running after having to initially give up his driving licence in case he had a seizure behind the wheel.

"The 2018 Bradford 10k was a real victory lap for me having just regained my driving licence after being seizure free for 12 months," he said.

"I only took up running as a way to get to work quickly after my first seizure in April 2016.

"This was my first 10k and a great way to start, so I’d encourage anyone to sign up and know that they’re really helping to make a difference.

"It’s always a privilege to do anything for Epilepsy Action as I can never repay them for the incredible support they gave me and my family as I adjusted to being diagnosed with epilepsy."

The Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k began in 2008. Since then, runners have raised over £450,000 for the charity, with almost 12,000 runners crossing the finish line. The course record is held by Tesfaye Debele, who achieved a time of 31.02 minutes in 2013.

For more information about the Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k or to sign up, visit or phone the events team on 0113 210 8797.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 13 March, subject to availability.