Our fantastic Team Challenge brings an added dimension to the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon, providing an excellent opportunity for groups of friends or work colleagues to have a great day out and compete for the title of fastest team in the race.
A super way to foster team spirit and raise money for good causes, the challenge takes place within the half marathon.
Teams must have a minimum of four members (there is no upper limit) and there are three categories - open, mixed and female. In the open and female categories, the average time of the first four team members home will be used to calculate the winners, while the times of the first two men and first two women will count in the mixed category.
The event is chip timed and there are goody bags, medals and finishers' T-shirts for all those taking part.
To find out more and receive entry details, email us here.
Running club members have a great incentive to target Run For All and Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon Series events as part of their programme for the season.
If at least 20 club members get together to tackle one of our events, they can take advantage of some great discounts on the normal entry prices. Simply let us know which events you want to enter to enjoy these fantastic savings.
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Actor George Rainsford – Ethan Hardy in BBC Television’s Casualty – returned to his Yorkshire roots to take part in the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon.
Huddersfield-born George, 33, who has also starred in BBC’s Call The Midwife, was no stranger to long-distance running, having completed the London Marathon in 2011 and four other marathons before his ‘homecoming’ run in Leeds.
He said: “In a mass participation event like the Leeds Half, it is always inspiring to see so many people taking on the challenge for so many excellent charities.”
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.”