Entries for the 2017 Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon are now open! Click here to enter.
The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon – which this year celebrates its 32nd anniversary - is firmly established as one of the highlights on Leeds’s sporting calendar thanks to its challenging course, enthusiastic crowds and fantastic atmosphere.
Around 9,000 signed up for year’s event raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and good causes across Yorkshire and beyond. The 2017 event takes place on Sunday May 14th at 9.30am.
The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square. The event is staged in partnership with Leeds City Council and forms part of the Plusnet Marathon Series that also features the Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield and the Yorkshire Marathon.
A huge army of volunteers also contribute to ensuring that the event is one that lives long in the memory. Their efforts help create an experience of which the whole of Yorkshire can be proud.
Along with the other events, the half marathon stands as part of the lasting legacy of the late fundraiser and campaigner Jane Tomlinson who raised almost £2m for charity by tackling a series of epic challenges, including cycling over 4,000 miles across America, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
For more information about Run For All and to find out more about our other challenges, go to www.runforall.com.
For a glimpse of the 2016 Leeds Half Marathon race guide click here.
Results and Photographs.
First across the finish line was Mohammad Aburezeq in a time of 1hr 07mins 12secs. Yared Hargos took second place in 1hr 07mins 27secs with Joseph Wade third in 1hr 12mins 03secs.
Hannah Oldroyd was the first woman home in 1hr 23mins 07secs followed by Bethany Garland, who clocked 1hr 25mins 38secs for second spot and Bethany Pudifoot who took third in 1hr 25mins 51secs.
The winning wheelchair athlete was Bret Crossley who finished in 1hr 01mins 37secs.
For the 2016 full results, click here.
To view the official photographs from the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon, click here.
What's Included in my Entry Fee?
Finisher's goody bag
Quality tech T-shirt
A fantastic day to remember!
With its city centre start and finish, the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon brings excitement, colour, crowds and a great atmosphere to the heart of the country's third biggest city. A mass warm up ensures that everyone is raring to go and the race gets underway at 9.30am in The Headrow next to Victoria Gardens.
Cheering crowds line the route as runners head to the finish in Cookridge Street alongside the showpiece Millennium Square, which is a perfect venue for our event hub. Passing through the finish area you'll collect water and an energy drink to replenish and rehydrate, and your finisher's goody bag to showcase your achievement.
Along with baggage store and toilets, the square is the location for the charity village where you can learn all about the excellent work of our partner charities. There is an array of restaurants, cafes and bars in and around Millennium Square making it a great place to celebrate your achievement with family and friends.
Setting off from The Headrow, the course turns left into New Briggate and out of the city centre towards Meanwood. Then it's up Stonegate Road and left on to the Ring Road. An easy stretch down Hawksworth Road before, at around the 9-mile mark, a left on to Abbey Road and the run for home along Kirkstall Road and back into the city centre.
The route goes past the historic Town Hall before taking a left into Cookridge Street, past the Raddison Hotel and on to the finish line.
Click here to open the route map in a new window. * Please note, the route is subject to change.
Use of headphones
Aftershokz is the official headphone provider of Run For All. Aftershokz sits comfortably in front of the ear and use bone conduction to deliver sound through the cheekbones to your inner ear. This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you, including marshal instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors. Run For All participants can benefit from a special discount - prior to your chosen event you will be sent an email containing the code to obtain this special offer. Click here for more details.