7 Reasons to Run Our Leeds Half Marathon

Need convincing to sign up for the Leeds Half Marathon? AS IF! Here are some cracking reasons to get out and about this Sunday 13th May!


1. It’s the Biggest!

Stop kidding yourself - bigger is better! With this in mind, why wouldn’t you want to attempt Yorkshire's Biggest Half Marathon attracting 9000+ people to celebrate the event every year.

2. City Centre Buzz

The City Centre course takes you on an atmospheric journey throughout the vibrant city of Leeds. Become captivated by the City's culture as you pass historic landmarks including the majestic Town Hall. The colourful crowds of supportive spectators provide plenty of motivation to carry yourself towards the finish!

3. Make New Friends

The running community is amazingly welcoming and diverse. Training for a Half Marathon with friends is always easier and many fellow runners will welcome newcomers with open arms. Start training at local park runs and running clubs! You are bound to discover plenty of fun, friendly and like-minded people!

4. To Surprise Yourself

Challenge yourself to the Leeds Half Marathon because you are bound to surprise yourself! Let it fuel your ambition and inspire you to aim for things you never thought possible.

5. Get Healthy

Running is among the best aerobic exercises for physical conditioning of your heart and lungs. Studies have shown the health benefits to be enormous, reducing the likelihood of everything from the common cold to cancer.

6. Hobby for Life

You’ll get the running bug and stay motivated to keep running! You have to train for a Half Marathon - there's no other way. So having the Leeds Half Marathon on your calendar will keep you motivated to stick to your training schedule. Once you’ve got into this routine it’ll be hard to break – even after the event!

7. All Leeds Aren’t We!?

Leeds hosts one of the most fun, friendly and welcoming communities in the UK. The Leeds Half Marathon provides you with a great opportunity to get involved with this community!

Need more convincing? Find out more about our Asda Foundation Leeds Half Marathon

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