Organisers of Leeds half marathon have confirmed that entries for the event on 12 May are now closed with over a month left untl race day. It is the second year in a row that the half marathon, which was taken over by Jane Tomlinson's Run For All team in 2012, has completely sold out.
Last year the half marathon recorded the highest turnout in its 27 year history, with over 4,500 runners taking part. The race saw Wharfedale Harriers' Owen Beilby secure first place in a time of 1:13:54, with Leeds City AC's Emily Birchall top in the female field in 1:22:57.
After the success of the 2012 race, organisers pushed the entry levels up to 6,000, all of which have been snapped up. Run For All 's Lynne Preston said: " Leeds half marathon goes from strength to strength every year. We sold out last year, but this year all the places have been snapped up even earlier which I think is testament to the faith people have in Run For All's organisation of the event."
While general entries for the race are now closed, the event's partner charities may have places available. Runners interested in running for a good cause are urged to contact them directly.
Partner charities are St Gemma's and Sue Ryder Wheatfields in Leeds; Martin House Children's Hospice in Boston Spa; St Michaels in Harrogate; Sue Ryder Manorlands in Oxenhope; St Leonards in York; Overgate Hospice in Elland; Forget Me Not Children's Hospice in Huddersfield; Marie Curie in Bradford; and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.