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Leeds Half Marathon & Fun Run

7500 participants · Sun 5th Sep 2021 · Leeds
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About this event

As Yorkshire's biggest, loudest, and possibly proudest half marathon, it's time to get your pins to Leeds and help raise money for charity. The perfect race for all abilities and ages, this race is fun, friendly, and fit for all. Come for an awesome medal and a thrilling atmosphere.

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Run For All is Not for Profit. An entry to a Run For All event helps support great causes, part of the legacy of late amateur athlete and fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE. From Fun Run to Marathon, we welcome all ages and abilities - we really are For All. Run For All is part of the lasting legacy of the late amateur athlete and fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE. Jane, from Leeds, made headlines around the world by taking part in a series of incredible endurance events - despite being diagnosed with an incurable cancer. The mum-of-three defied her devastating diagnosis to complete challenge after challenge – from marathons and triathlons to ironman contests and cross-Europe cycle rides. Her final – and toughest – endeavour was a 4,200-mile bike ride across the breadth of America in 2006. It was a gruelling challenge that even an athlete in the peak of fitness would find daunting, let alone someone fighting cancer. As ever, though, Jane battled on to somehow realise her goal. Every year tens of thousands of people take part in our popular events – running for charity, for a personal challenge or just for fun.

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What's included:

  • Chip-timed results
  • Finisher's goody bag
  • Tech T-shirt
  • Exclusive finisher's medal
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
  • Event village
  • First aid
  • Fuel stations
Half Marathon
Sun 5th Sep 2021

Run 13.1mi

Fun Run
Sun 5th Sep 2021

Run 1.3km

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What people think
4.6
8 reviews
darren
Star
3.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The 'holding' zones prior to the start was very odd, and took something away from the actual starting of the race. For the medal engraving at the end, i asked about six marshalls, three didnt know, two pointed me in the wrong direction. Once I got there, the guys in the tent didnt have your time. Why? <br />Lots of room for improvement.… read more
Zoë
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A fantastic organised event, not my favourite of courses but well supported all the same. Great Pacers helping you through… read more
pam
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A well organised race. Great atmosphere and fantastic support along the way. There are a variety of bands along the route very carnival like. There are a couple of large hills but luckily they are at the beginning of the race the rest of the course is relatively flat. Would highly recommend.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How old do I have to be to enter the Leeds Half Marathon?
Entrants must be 17 and over on race day to enter.… read more
FAQ
How can I find my results for the Leeds Half Marathon?
Results will be posted on the organiser website after the event. If you give the organiser your mobile number you will also receive your individual chip time shortly after you finish.… read more
FAQ
Do I need to register on the day for the Leeds Half Marathon & Fun Run?
No, if you have received your race pack for the Leeds Half Marathon in advance you do not need to register on the day.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Leeds Half Marathon takes runners on a loop around some of Leeds most iconic landmarks.

The route starts at the Headrow next to Millenium Square and leads runners out north east past Meanwood Beck, and loop around towards Weetwood Hall.

Runners will then travel over Butcher Hill and back towards the finish past Kirkstall Abbey before finishing back at Cookridge Street.

darren
Star
3.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The 'holding' zones prior to the start was very odd, and took something away from the actual starting of the race. For the medal engraving at the end, i asked about six marshalls, three didnt know, two pointed me in the wrong direction. Once I got there, the guys in the tent didnt have your time. Why? <br />Lots of room for improvement.
Zoë
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A fantastic organised event, not my favourite of courses but well supported all the same. Great Pacers helping you through
pam
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A well organised race. Great atmosphere and fantastic support along the way. There are a variety of bands along the route very carnival like. There are a couple of large hills but luckily they are at the beginning of the race the rest of the course is relatively flat. Would highly recommend.
Beverley
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
It wias a brilliant day well orginised like normal do this race every year. I look forwa4d to it and all the marshalls are very heloful and the atmosphere is brilliant off people when running round the course
Lee
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Really enjoyed it, the course was challenging but very enjoyable. The route was well supported throughout and the finish was amazing
Martine
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Much better organised than the Sheffield Half. Course was quite narrow in places where it was limited to 1 Lane of a dual caridgeway and the other lane was still live but reduced to 30mph
Gary
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A well organised and challenging Half Marathon. The course starts in the city centre then goes out and around it before coming back in to the finish. The course has plenty of uphill and downhill and has great support all the way around.
Bruce
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Always a well supported and enjoyable run . Great staff and awesome Yorkshire folk all the way round .
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

07:00 Race office & assembly areas open

07:30 Baggage store opens

09:00 Mass warm-up

09:25 Wheelchair race starts

09:30 Race starts

*Fun Run start time is TBC and will be confirmed closer to the event date.

Race Packs

Race packs will be posted out to participants before race day. Those who register the same week as the event date will have to collect their race packs from the race office on event day.

Age Requirements

Entrants must be 17 and older on race day to enter the Half Marathon.

Children between 9-17 can run the fun run unaccompanied, but children between 2-8 must run alongside a paying adult.

Volunteers

Volunteers are a crucial part in ensuring this events success. There are a wide variety of roles on offer from volunteering in the race office, VIP & corporate, or helping at the finish line.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteering please visit: https://www.runforall.com/eventeers/

How to get there

161 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 2QS, UK

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Event Hub Location: Millennium Square

Start Line Location: The Headrow

Finish Line Location: Cookridge Street

By Car

From the M1, leave at junction 45 and take the 3rd exit which is signposted A63/Pontefract Lane. From there, continue straight over 3 roundabouts, following signs for East Street/A61. Take this junction and leave the A63 to continue over onto the A61. When reaching the junction with Crown Point Road, keep right and continue to follow the A61.

Parking

Woodhouse Lane car park is just a short distance away from the start line and is open 24 hours a day.

By Public Transport

There are frequent bus and rail services which take just over 2 hours to travel from London to Leeds. For more information please visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How old do I have to be to enter the Leeds Half Marathon?
Entrants must be 17 and over on race day to enter.
FAQ
How can I find my results for the Leeds Half Marathon?
Results will be posted on the organiser website after the event. If you give the organiser your mobile number you will also receive your individual chip time shortly after you finish.
FAQ
Do I need to register on the day for the Leeds Half Marathon & Fun Run?
No, if you have received your race pack for the Leeds Half Marathon in advance you do not need to register on the day.
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