Entries for the 2016 Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon are now open! Click here or above to enter.
The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon – which this year celebrates its 31st anniversary - is firmly established as one of the highlights on Leeds’s sporting calendar thanks to its challenging course, enthusiastic crowds and fantastic atmosphere.
Around 9,000 signed up for year’s event raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and good causes across Yorkshire and beyond. The 2016 event takes place on Sunday May 8th at 9.30am.
The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square.The event is staged in partnership with Leeds City Council and forms part of the Plusnet Marathon Series that also features the Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield and the Yorkshire Marathon.
A huge army of volunteers also contribute to ensuring that the event is one that lives long in the memory. Their efforts help create an experience of which the whole of Yorkshire can be proud.
Along with the other events, the half marathon stands as part of the lasting legacy of the late fundraiser and campaigner Jane Tomlinson who raised almost £2m for charity by tackling a series of epic challenges, including cycling over 4,000 miles across America, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
For more information about Run For All and to find out more about our other challenges, go to www.runforall.com.
Anyone who registered up to the 21st March should now have received their race numbers. If not received, please contact us at email@example.com.
For registrations between the 22nd March and the 4th April, the race numbers are due to be posted out from the 27th April onwards and should be received by Tuesday 3rd May.
For registrations completes between the 5th April and Thursday 28th April, your race number will be received by Thursday 5th May.
Anyone who has registered after 7:00pm on Thursday 28th April, you race number will need to be collected from the Race Office which will be located in Victoria Gardens (just off the Headrow), Leeds City Centre. The Race Office will be open between 12:00 and 3:00pm on Saturday 7th May and again on Sunday morning before the event from 7:30am.
John, 84, from Garforth, Leeds, was the oldest competitor in the Leeds Half Marathon in 2013. John is a veteran of some 44 marathons and has run the Leeds Half about 14 times. He took up running when he was 53 after he was diagnosed with throat cancer. Three decades on, he’s still going and has no plans to quit yet. He finished the 2013 Leeds Half Marathon in 2hrs 17mins 17secs and said: “It was brilliant. I’m quite pleased with that.”