Leeds Half Marathon



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AMT Headingley Stadium



Event information

The Leeds Half Marathon is one of Yorkshire’s biggest event of its kind. Jane herself was proud to start the race back in 2003.

The much-loved run raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity every year and often attracts thousands of runners.

But what makes it special is the crowds. Support for runners along the route is always phenomenal, whatever the weather. Every participant will get a boost from the words of encouragement they receive.

Like all our events, the Leeds Half attracts runners of all abilities and ages. With a fantastically vibrant atmosphere guaranteed, this run could be right up your street.

So get yourself to Leeds and let's see you on the start line.



Entrants must be 17 years or over on event day.


  • Chip timing
  • Finisher's goody bag
  • Exclusive medal
  • Memories of a brilliant day!

Enter with a peace of mind

Enter with a peace of mind

  • Active refund

  • Transfering to another event

  • Person to person transfer

info Important Note

Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with a race number under your name.
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.

Race Number Information

Race numbers will be posted out between 7-10 days before start of the event. 

Address changes

If you have changed address since registration, it is your responsibility to inform us.

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 info@runforall.com 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.

Using your race number bib

Using your race number bib

  • Timing chip

  • Finisher T-shirt

  • Baggage label

  • Bib number

  • Arm position

  • Keep your number safe

  • Your memento

Your race pack

Your race pack

Important event day information will be sent to you by email and will also be available online.

Please add Run For All to your safe senders list to ensure you receive our key messages. If you’re not receiving our emails, please check your junk folder just in case.

Your race number will have the timing chip attached to the back. It will also have a tearable baggage label.

Please fill out the back of your race number with your emergency contact information. Please don’t swap your race
number with anyone, if you do, we won’t know who to call in an emergency. Any runners we find to be doing this will be disqualified.

Route maps

Static Route Map

Static Route Map

On the day Information

All you need to know

All you need to know

Event Village

The bustling Event Village, located inside the Stadium will be full of activity.

To satisfy your pre and post-run fuel needs, a selection of tasty food and drink choices will be available to purchase.

There are also several bars and cafés in the area that will be sure to welcome spectators and participants and are often bursting with atmosphere after the event.

Our wonderful partner charities will also be located in the Event Village, so make sure you go say hi!


Half Marathon Baggage Stores will open at 7:00. When entering Gate B, please turn left to find your Baggage Store.

Please use the below Baggage Store locations depending upon your Race Number.

Baggage Marque in the Event Village (Car Park A)
RACE NUMBERS 20,000 - 24,000

Long Room (East Stand) inside the Cricket Ground
RACE NUMBERS 24,000 - 28,000

We kindly remind runners they will be unable to bring a bag larger than a small rucksack. This is in accordance with the Headingley Stadium ground regulations.

This is also a reminder that bags will be searched on entry to the stadium for the safety of runners and spectators. Please have your bags ready race numbers on show to gain quicker access.

A full list of what can and cannot be brought into the stadium can be found here.

Fuel & Hydration

300 ml bottled water is available on the course at 3 mile intervals and 500 ml will be available at the finish line.

Competitors are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.

Please make use of the bins provided post water stations.

High 5 energy stations will also be available on course including High5 Zero tabs and energy gels.

Gels will be available at mile 5 and tabs at mile 9.

High5 Zero tabs are refreshing, great-tasting sugar-free hydration tablets that provide you with key electrolytes lost during exercise. High5 energy gels are a fruity burst of energy to power your muscles during exercise. Making it an ideal product to turn up the energy during your workout!


Please only use the allocated toilets for this event located around the stadium and on course. There will be plenty of toilets which you will be able to use pre or post-race.

Run For All operates a zero-tolerance policy and any runners seen urinating anywhere other than the facilities provided will be disqualified.

Half Marathon toilet locations on course:
Miles 3, 6 and 10


Should you find you require medical assistance, personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed first aid stations located near the water stations.

In addition, there will be a first aid unit and recovery area located near the start and finish line. There will also be roaming first aiders around the Event Village.

Race Day memento

Celebrate your incredible time and your fantastic achievements with some extra event day souvenirs.

Head to the event village on race day and visit Epic Etchings to get your finishers medal engraved and Personal Best Vests to order your own personalised finisher t-shirt print to help celebrate your achievements in style.


The team from Leeds Beckett University Sports Therapy will be providing complimentary massage post-race. You will be able to find it in the Cricket nets room located inside the east stand of the Cricket Ground.


It is important to note that all clothing discarded at the start of the race will be collected and donated to Leeds Hosptial Charity. Unfortunately, we are unable to keep any clothing that has been left in the starting area, unless dropped in the baggage store prior to the race.


Smile! The Marathon Photos team will be on course throughout the event to snap your picture.

Photographs can be purchased at marathonphotoslive.com


All results will be available in the results section of the website soon after the end of the event.

However, keep in mind that it’s not all about times – you should be proud of yourself just for getting out there and getting active!

Give your trainers a new ‘lace of life’ with JogOn

Check out our brand-new partnership with JogOn!

We are inviting you to part ways with unwanted old trainers that you may have previously thrown out. Drop-off stations will be made readily available next to the Race Office, located in the Event Village on the Knavesmire.

Trainers will then be sent onto the JogOn HQ, ready to be passed on for a new lease of life and redistributed to those who need them most. Where possible, the JogOn Again scheme enables the reuse of unwanted shoes by giving them to those in need, through distribution by partners in eleven hubs around the world. Where reuse is not an option for the shoes they are shredded, and their remains are reused for other purposes.

To find out more about this fantastic initiative, please visit their website below:

Keeping Leeds green

We are committed to keeping Leeds green and we understand the importance of doing our bit for the environment. Bins will be provided across the event site and we urge people to use the facilities provided.

It is important that we leave the course the way we found it. Recycling bins will be provided on course at each water station and we ask that you use them. If you want to hand on to your water beyond the provided bins, please pass any litter to your nearest marshal.

Let’s work together to Keep Leeds green and encourage other runners to do the same.


Our team of pacers, sponsored by Arla Protein have been organised on behalf of the Chorlton Runners.

We’ll have friendly pacers on the course, sponsored by Arla Protein who can help you stick to your intended finish time. They’ll have flags attached to them with finish times so you can choose the best pace to suit you. It should feel easy in the first half of your race and then step it up in the second leg when your race really starts. If you experience
low spells, stay positive and keep moving forward, tough moments pass. Go on, you can do it!

Our pacer times for the Half Marathon are below:

1 HOUR 20 MINUTES - Tomasz Pyznar

1 HOUR 25 MINUTES - Mark Sampson

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES - Jason Higgins and Cairn Morrison

1 HOUR 35 MINUTES - Phil Jenkinson and Leo Tsang

1 HOUR 40 MINUTES - Jenny Badger and Paul Ebrey

1 HOUR 45 MINUTES - Naz Zameer and Robin Beaumont

1 HOUR 50 MINUTES - James Blakeborough and Adam Smith

1 HOUR 55 MINUTES - Jenny Clarke and Mike Peter

2 HOURS - Billy Franks and Ryan Moroney

2 HOURS 05 MINUTES - Gary Daniels and Sarah Daniels

2 HOURS 10 MINUTES - Chris Peachey and Jessica Dodds

2 HOURS 15 MINUTES - David Brocklebank and David Barrett

2 HOURS 20 MINUTES - Ste Denny and Cat McGuire

2 HOURS 25 MINUTES - Becca Hattrell and Suzette Jeffreys

2 HOURS 30 MINUTES - Paul Chapman and Wendy Chapman

Headphones on event day

As this is a closed-road event, you are welcome to wear headphones, but please make sure that you are aware of your surroundings all around the course.

If you wish to listen to music on your run, please make sure you can hear the marshals’ instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors.

Shokz is the official Sports Headphones Partner of England Athletics & Run For All.

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.

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.  

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



Check out your travel options below.

Check out your travel options below.

  • By Train

  • By Bus

  • By Bike

Don't forget to plan your journey

Check out the information below to be sure you get to the event on time. Note, things get pretty busy, so leave lots of time and watch out for road closures.

Blue Badge Holder

Blue Badge Holder

If you are a Blue Badge holder and would like a place reserving, please contact info@runforall.com providing your full name, address, car registration, date of birth and contact number. Please note you will need your Blue Badge to access the parking facilities.

Park & Ride

More details to follow closer to the date

Spectator Information

More details to follow closer to the date

Road Closure Information

Additional Road Closure Information

Celebrate your achievement

Sponsors & Partners

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

The Leeds Half Marathon is brought to you with the support of the following sponsors and partners

Our Partner charities

Our Partner charities

If you have requested a fundraising pack from one of the event's partner charities, this should be with you soon. If you have not received your fundraising pack at least 4 weeks before the event, please contact the partner charity you have selected directly.