Demand for this year’s Leeds Half Marathon has been such that organisers have increased the capacity of the event by 1,000. The race, due to take place on Sunday 11 May, will now see a field of up to 7,000 runners take part, making it the biggest turnout since its inception in 1986.
The half marathon has been under the direction of the Run for All Team since 2012 and has enjoyed considerable success over the past two years. The 2013 event raised £150,000 for its partner charities, all of which are Yorkshire hospices.
Run For All senior event lead Lynne Preston said: “Leeds Half Marathon goes from strength to strength and the response to this year’s run has been fantastic. Working in partnership with the city council, we are able to offer a further 1,000 places to give people every opportunity to take part. We anticipate there will be an equally big demand for the extra places so people who want to be involved should make sure they register as soon as possible. Given the interest it’s already generating, the 2014 run promises to be the best yet.”
The 13.1 mile run starts on the Headrow, close to the iconic Town Hall and finishes in Cookridge Street, to the side of landmark Millennium Square. Entry for the race is set at £31.20. For more information and to register, visit the event website.