THIS year’s Asda Foundation York 10K has been called off - the latest victim of the coronavirus crisis.

Thousands of runners from  across the country had been due to pound the city’s streets on Sunday August 2.

But organisers have announced that the 12th charity road race, which would have started and finished in Knavesmire Road, is being postponed to Sunday August 1 2021.

The race has raised millions of pounds for charity over the years.

Macmillan Cancer Support said: "The organisers of the York 10k have confirmed the event will be postponed until 2021.

"We hope our runners will be able to join us on this new date, and will be in contact with all our charity place participants over the coming week with guidance on next steps.

"Join Team Macmillan for the Asda Foundation York 10K and we will treat you like the superhero you are from the moment you sign up through to when you cross the finish line.

"The York 10K offers a rare chance to run through the heart of this wonderful city. The route starts and finishes in Knavesmire Road close to York Racecourse and takes in some of the city’s historic gems including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and the Minster."