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Lace up your trainers and stretch those legs as Run Leicester is back!

If you've been toying with the idea of taking part in this year's Run Leicester event on 1 October then be aware that there are only a few days left to benefit from discounted rates for both the half marathon and 10K races as prices are set to rise on 17 September. 

Run Leicester will see thousands of participants take to the streets in a celebration of the sport, the people and the wonderful sights of the Midlands city. Speaking about the course, organisers said: "Nothing beats the atmosphere of a big city centre event and we’ll keep you moving all the way with high-energy entertainment from start to finish. 

"Apart from a lot more musicians on route to give you the best race day ever our half marathon route remains mostly unchanged from 2022, apart from a 1-2 mile section as you return back into the city. The route is for the most part relatively flat, with the exception of one short hill just before the 8 mile mark in Birstall, and then the final mile up New Walk. We’re sure the adrenaline will kick in just time knowing that the finisher’s medal is just around the corner."

Starting and finishing at the city's Victoria Park, for the first time ever the 10K will take place alongside the half marathon. The all-new Run Leicester 10K will follow the half marathon route up the Golden Mile as far as Loughborough Road, before passing The National Space Centre and the beautiful Abbey Park. 

Running back through the heart of the city centre with entertainment to keep spirits high, runners will then face one last hill up New Walk up the idyllic New Walk, all the way to the finish line.

Charity is a big part of this event with organisers commenting: "Every step really does count as at the end of the event each year, we donate all proceeds from Run Leicester to our official charity partner LOROS Hospice. So, by taking part, you will contribute towards the specialist care of thousands of terminally ill patients and their families."

If you'd like to know more, visit the Run Leicester website. 

Image: Run Leicester Facebook

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