New Route For Leeds Half
Leeds Half Marathon set to return with brand new route for 2023...
Leeds Half Marathonwill return this year and with a brand new route to boot! Taking place on Sunday 14 May, the same day as the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, thousands of aspiring and seasonal runners are expected to get in on the action while taking on this new and exciting route for 2023.
Traditionally following a city centre start and finish, runners can now look forward to a brand new 13.1-mile route which will take in Leeds' most scenic countryside and outer suburbs. Starting and finishing at Headingley Stadium, the course will take runners on a journey around Woodhouse Moor before travelling up through Headingley, Adel and into Bramhope before returning back to Headingley for an electric stadium finish.
This will be the city’s 39th staging of the event and will also mark 20 year’s since Jane Tomlinson herself officially started the race back in 2003. Boasting huge popularity across the region, the event turns the city’s streets into a carnival of running, fundraising and Yorkshire pride year on year and 2023 will be no exception.
Remaining true its core ethos of inclusivity, Run For All is encouraging runners of all abilities to get involved to fundraise for a cause close to their heart, chase a PB or take on a brand new challenge. Run for your own charity of choice or one of the event’s partner charities, the choice is yours.
Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for economy, culture and education, said: “The Leeds Half Marathon is a fantastic occasion and one that I know many, many people look forward to supporting each year.
"This year’s new route looks really exciting and I’m delighted that it will showcase so much of our city’s stunning countryside as well as the world-famous sporting landmark that is Headingley Stadium.”
Mike Tomlinson, CEO of Run For All, added: “We are delighted to see the return of the Leeds Half Marathon in our home city of Leeds. As a highlight in the region’s sporting calendar, we are delighted to be offering a brand-new and exciting route for participants to enjoy.”
If you'd like to know more, visit the Leeds Half Marathon website.
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