This is where it all began.
The Leeds 10K was Jane Tomlinson’s vision. Having raised £1.8 million for charity while she was battling terminal cancer, in 2006 Jane knew her time left to fundraise was limited. As a result, she decided to set up the Leeds 10K to continue the fundraising vehicle for charities that she had started.
Over the last 15 years the Leeds 10K has grown to become one of the highlights of the city’s events calendar, and is a hugely popular, inclusive and supported race for participants of all abilities.
In many ways, the Leeds 10K captures the can-do, inspirational spirit of its founder.
Throughout the route that takes in many of the city’s historic landmarks, crowds come out in force. A fantastic atmosphere and friendly volunteers make the event unforgettable for all.
Whether you’re running for a PB, fundraising for a cause close to your heart, or simply aiming to get round and enjoy the day, this is the event for you.
- Entrants must be 15 years or over on event day
- Run For All encourage people of all abilities to take part in the Leeds 10K. Please contact us in advance with any specific requirements
- Chip timing
- Finisher’s goody bag
- An option to pre-order a finisher t-shirt
- Exclusive medal
- A fantastic experience!
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Headphones on event day
Shokz – Official Sports Headphones Partner of England Athletics & Run For All
Shokz is the world’s leading manufacturer of open-ear headphones, technology that enables you to listen to music whilst staying connected to your surroundings. Shokz sports headphones are the only headphones that are approved for use in all road races under the UK Athletics Rules of Competition.
Safety is a top priority
The partnership between Shokz, England Athletics and Run For All recognises that many athletes enjoy listening to music while warming up, training or competing. Whether it is taking part in events, running solo or socially with others, it’s key that their experience is safe and enjoyable.
Music makes running more joyful
Running with music would make your run more joyful. With Shokz open-ear headphones, runners could listen to their favourite playlist or broadcast on the run while maintaining sociability.
15% discount offer
There is a 15% discount offer for all Run For All entrants. To receive this discount entrants must purchase Shokz headphones via Up & Running and use a specific code. To receive this discount code, please contact our admin team via our contact form here
Race number information
Race number delivery
Further details of race number delivery times will made available closer to event day.
Race Office opening times will be made available closer to event day
If you have changed address since registration, it is your responsibility to inform us. However, we will also be sending out an email around eight weeks before the event to ask if you have changed address recently.
Using your race number bib
Your timing chip is affixed to your race number, do not attempt to remove or fold the chip. Do not pierce the chip with safety pins.
Wear your chipped bib number on your chest on the outer layer of clothing e.g. if a running jacket is worn, wear your number on top of this. Do not obscure/ cover your bib number + chip with a bum bag/ running belt.
We encourage runners not to position their arms to start/stop a personal timing device on or right in front of the bib whilst running over the timing mats themselves as this impedes the signal. Arms can be positioned slightly away from the body, or the devices can be started/stopped when the runner isn’t on the actual mat.
Race numbers are not interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners.
Your bib & timing chip does not need to be collected in after the event and is yours to keep a memento of your race day!
What if I'm coming from overseas?
Race numbers will not be posted to those participants who provided a postal address located outside of the UK as we can’t guarantee the safe delivery of the race number.
However, if you do have a UK address that your race number can be posted to prior to the event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details. Alternatively you will be able to collect your race number from the Race Office on the event weekend. Opening hours of the Race Office will be detailed on our website at www.runforall.com in the week prior to the event.
Can't run anymore?
Race numbers cannot be interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified
How to get there
Travelling by car
From the M1, leave at junction 45 and take the third exit signposted A63/Pontefract Lane. Continue straight over three roundabouts, following signs for East St/A61. When reaching the junction, keep right to leave the A63 and continue onto the A61. On reaching the junction with Crown Point Road, keep right to continue to follow the A61.
Parking for the day
Leeds is at the very heart of the UK, sitting roughly midway between Edinburgh and London. It has great motorway links to the M1, M62 and A1(M), putting it within easy driving distance of all of the UK's major cities. From the M1 - Leave the M1 at junction 45 and take the third exit signposted A63/Pontefract Lane. Continue straight over three roundabouts, following signs for East St/A61. When reaching the junction, keep right to leave the A63 and continue onto the A61. On reaching the junction with Crown Point Road, keep right to continue to follow A61.
Woodhouse Lane Car Park is the closest Leeds City Council car park to the start of the Leeds 10K and is open 24 hours. Click here for more information on parking in Leeds city centre.
Traveling by Air
Leeds Bradford International Airport lies eight miles north of the city. For more information visit LBA.co.uk.
A half-hourly Airlink Bus (no 757) goes between the airport and Leeds City Bus and Coach Station and the City Train Station. Contact 0113 345 7676 or visit www.wymetro.com.
Travelling by rail
Frequent, direct trains carry visitors from London to Leeds in just over two hours. There are also regular services from Scotland, the North East, the Midlands and across the Pennines.
For more information go to www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50.
Road Closure Information
Interactive Road Closure Map
Please see the below documents for the following:
- A digital version of road closure timings that you are able to print out.
- A diversion map