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Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon

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Sunday 11 May 2025

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AMT Headingley Stadium

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Start 09.00

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Join us for the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon in partnership with Clarion.

Former Leeds Rhinos player Rob Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019. Since then, Rob and his family have campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness and funds to support other families living with MND.

The 2023 Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon  saw over 10,000 participants take the street of Leeds, taking in some of the city's most scenic countryside and outer suburbs, the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will be a fitting tribute to the city that launched Rob’s career and which he calls home.

This is an event that truly is for everyone, so whether you are an experienced runner or have never thought about running an event before, we welcome all abilities to join us for this very special event.

The event will be held in support of the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Appeal as well as the MND Association. However, we recognise that many participants will have their own reasons for taking part. As such, entrants are encouraged to raise money for a charity of their choice, or for one of our partner charities.

We can’t wait to see you at the start line.

Entry

Entry

Entrants must be 18 years or over on event day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • An option to pre-order a finisher t-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
  • A fantastic experience!

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

  • Disposal

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.

info 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.

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!

Baggage

Please leave enough time pre-event to drop off your bag in the designated Baggage Store, which will be open from 7:00. Please use the tear-off strip attached to your race number and simply tie it around the handle of your bag before checking it into the Baggage Store.

For baggage, marathon participants should turn right on entering Gate G on Kirkstall Lane. Marathon runners should use the baggage store located on the concourse under the West Stand of the Cricket Ground.

We kindly remind runners they will be unable to bring a bag larger than a small rucksack. This is in accordance with 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 on show to gain quicker access.

Fuel & Hydration

We have eight water stations on course, at around three-mile intervals, where you will be able to pick up a 330ml bottle of water. To see the exact locations of water stations, please refer to the route map.

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

High 5 Zero tabs will be available at miles 6, 15.5, 21.5 and 23.5. Energy gels will be available at 5 miles.

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!

A Red Bull energy station will also be available at Mile 14. A refreshing energy drink, marathon runners will get a burst of energy just over mid-way through the course.

Please make use of the bins provided post water stations.

Toilets

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

Toilets will also be available out on course at miles, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16.5, 18, 20, 22 and 23.

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

Medical

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.

Massage

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.

Clothing

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.

Photos

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

Photographs can be purchased or available for pre order at marathonphotoslive.com

Results

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!

Entertainment

You and your supporters will be able to enjoy an array of fantastic local entertainment out on course. From brass bands to Irish dancing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Check out the entertainment we've got lined up below.

Philharmonic Choir Mile 2
Capela do Samba Mile 2.5
Roadblock 3.5 miles
Humber Drum Circle Mile 4.5
LUU Irish Dance Society: Mile 5
Leeds Pipe Bind: Mile 5.5
The Tenmours: Mile 7.5
Captain Bullhead Ceilidh: Mile 12.5
Otley Ukele Orchestra: Mile 16.5
Garforth Brass Band: Mile 17.5
Cambridge Collective: Mile 18
Leeds Rock Choir: Mile 20.5
The Blackmarcs: Mile 22
Leeds Pride: Mile 23

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:
https://www.jogonagain.com/

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.

Pacers

Our team of pacers, sponsored by Arla Protein have been organised on behalf of the Northern Pacing Volunteers.

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 marathon paced times are below:

3 HOURS 15 MINUTES
3 HOURS 30 MINUTES
3 HOURS 45 MINUTES
4 HOURS
4 HOURS 30 MINUTES
5 HOURS
5 HOURS 30 MINUTES
6 HOURS

There are 2 pacers for each time.

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

Training

Travel

  • By Bus

  • By Train

  • By Bike

Park & Ride or City Centre bus

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

Merchandise

Celebrate your achievement

Sponsors & Partners

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon is brought to you with the support of the following sponsors and partners.

Partner charities

Partner charities

The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon is brought to you with the support of the following sponsors and partners.

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