Registration for the 31st annual Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash is now open and, as ever, entries are expected to fly fast for the Yorkshire event. Known to be one of the fastest 10ks on the circuit, the Dash attracts up to 12,000 runners per year.
Those looking to enter early can take advantage of a 20% discount, with registration priced at just £20, or £18 UK affiliated. Registration is available here.
Even with inclement conditions last year, the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash saw 9,000 runners move from Town Hall and pass through some of the city's most important historical buildings, including Kirkstall Abbey, before returning to Yorkshire TV studios on the way to the finish line.
Bristol and West’s Dan Studley led the male field home in 29:43, just three seconds ahead of Dewi Griffiths, with Jacob Allen closely following (29:50). In the women’s competition, Charlotte Arter (33:02) narrowly ousted Faye Fullerton (33:10) and Stevie Stockton (33:11) to take first position.
The event raises money for Age UK, Britain's largest charity for older people. Organisers have estimated that more than £300,000 was raised from the 2015 race alone.