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Run Leicester Festival
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This flat and easily accessible half marathon and 10k is perfect for PB hunters looking to smash their record time. There's bound to be a great race atmosphere at this exciting event and you'll be sure to enjoy the fantastic scenery that surrounds the course throughout. Take in Leicester's landmarks as you run to the finish line to claim your bespoke medal.
Half Marathon and 10k
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Sun, 13 Oct 2024
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Victoria Park, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RY, UK
Start times
Sunday, 13 Oct 2024
Half Marathon: 9:15 am10k: 9:15 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Run Leicester Festival
Half Marathon
£34 - £36
£22 - £24
Route information
This popular running event features a 10k and a half marathon, with routes that take you through the vibrant city of Leicester. Starting and finishing at Victoria Park, next to the University of Leicester campus, you'll be spurred on by crowds of spectators and a fantastic event atmosphere.
The half marathon has a 13.1-mile, road-closed route, which heads out from Victoria Park along Leicester's Golden Mile, before looping back via Watermead Park and Abbey Park. Runners will then take in some of the city's iconic landmarks before a final stretch up the New Walk to the finish line back at Victoria Park.
The 10k follows the half marathon route up the Golden Mile until reaching Loughborough Road. You'll then pass the National Space Centre and Abbey Park before continuing on towards the heart of the city centre. After one last hill up New Walk, you'll reach the finish line at Victoria Park.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal with a new design for 2024
  • New technical t-shirt collaboration with Scimitar (available at an additional cost)
  • Race bib postage & packaging
  • Official race photographers
  • Chip-timing
  • Bag drop
  • Water stations
How to get there
Victoria Park, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RY, UK
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There is event parking available at selected university car parks, payable with a donation to LOROS Hospice. Final details of parking will be in your race pack.
By Public Transport
Leicester Train Station is a 15 minute walk from Victoria Park
Event day logistics
07:45 Race registration for any lost packs or for late and international entrants
09:15 Half marathon & 10k start
Race Packs
Most race packs will be posted to participants ahead of time. If you signed up for the event on Late Entry, you will collect your race pack from registration on the day, or the day before between 10:00 and 14:00. Race packs will include your bib number and any final details for the event.
There is a race registration desk open on the morning of the event at Victoria Park for late entries to collect their race pack.
Age Requirements
Participants must be aged at least 17 years old to participate in the half marathon and 15 years old to participate in the 10k.
Bag Drop
There will be a place for participants to drop their bags in the race arena. Please note that all items are left at their own risk.
Water Stations
There will be water stations with cups at approximately every 3 miles. They're in a self-serve style.
Toilets & Changing Facilities
There will be toilets at the start/finish area and some along the route. Changing facilities will be in the race arena.
How old do I have to be to take part in Run Leicester Festival?
Participants must be aged at least 17 years old to participate in the half marathon and 15 years olf to participate in the 10k.
Will there be bag drop at Run Leicester Festival?
Yes, you can find the bag drop area in the race arena. Please note that all items are left at their own risk.
Will there be water along the Run Leicester Festival course?
Yes, there'll be water stations approximately every 3 miles.
35 reviews
£22 - £36

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