The Leeds Half Marathon – which this year celebrates its 33rd 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 2018 event takes place on Sunday May 13th 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.
Entries for the 2018 Leeds Half Marathon are now OPEN! Click here to enter.
With its city centre start and finish, the Leeds Half Marathon brings excitement, colour, crowds and a great atmosphere to the heart of the country's third biggest city. A mass warm up ensures that everyone is raring to go and the race gets underway at 9.30am in The Headrow next to Victoria Gardens.
Cheering crowds line the route as runners head to the finish in Cookridge Street alongside the showpiece Millennium Square, which is a perfect venue for our event hub. Passing through the finish area you'll collect water and an energy drink to replenish and rehydrate, and your finisher's goody bag to showcase your achievement.
Along with baggage store and toilets, the square is the location for the charity village where you can learn all about the excellent work of our partner charities. There is an array of restaurants, cafes and bars in and around Millennium Square making it a great place to celebrate your achievement with family and friends.
To download the 2017 Leeds Half Marathon race guide, click here.
For the 2017 full results, click here.
2017 wheelchair results can be found here.
Whether you're a beginner to half marathon running or have lots of runs under your belt, we want to help you every step of the way with some key training tips.
Your exclusive 14-week Leeds Half Marathon training plan
We've teamed up with Marathon Talk's Martin Yelling - a former national duathlon champ and coach - to come up with three 14-week training plans aimed at all abilities.
Click here to download the Beginners training plan
Click here to download the Improvers training plan
Click here to download the Advanced training plan
Aftershokz is the official headphone provider of Run For All. Aftershokz sits comfortably in front of the ear and use bone conduction to deliver sound through the cheekbones to your inner ear. This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you, including marshal instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors. Run For All participants can benefit from a special discount – prior to your chosen event you will be sent an email containing the code to obtain this special offer. Click here for more details.