The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon, one of the flagship events of the Run For All series, will celebrate its 32nd staging as 8,500 participants make their way to The Headrow on Sunday (14 May). The event is renowned for its supportive crowds, friendly volunteers and amazing atmosphere.
The sold-out race will see runners tackle a course that 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.
Among those set to take part are actor George Rainsford, Ethan Hardy in BBC TV’s Casualty, former Leeds Rhinos greats Barrie McDermott and Keith Senior, and Thornhill Community Academy teacher Matthew Burton, who shot to fame in Channel 4’s Educating Yorkshire. Leeds athlete Callum Hall – paralysed after he stood on a sea urchin on holiday – will contest the Wheelchair race.
Andy Baker, CEO of the event’s title sponsors Plusnet, said: “As a company we have very strong ties with Leeds and are delighted to support an event that does so much for good causes in the city and the wider region. Last month’s half marathon in Sheffield got the Plusnet series off to a super start and we are sure the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon will once again be hugely successful.”
The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon is 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. More information on the race is available here.