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Runners on their marks as entries open for Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon

by Vicki Robinson
Friday 30th October 2015

Race news: Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon - May 8, 2016

Organisers of Yorkshire’s biggest half marathon have announced that entries for next year’s run are now open.

The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon – which this year celebrated its 30th anniversary - is firmly established as one of the highlights on Leeds’s sporting calendar thanks to its challenging course, enthusiastic crowds and fantastic atmosphere.

Over 9,000 people signed up to this year’s event, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and other good causes across Yorkshire and beyond. The 2016 event takes place on Sunday May 8th and places will once again be in huge demand.

The route 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.The event, organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All in partnership with Leeds City Council, forms part of the Plusnet Marathon Series that also features the Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield and the Yorkshire Marathon.

Charlie Tatman, Event Director, of Run For All, said: “The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon is always eagerly anticipated by runners and spectators alike. There is always a great buzz about the event and we are already looking forward to 2016.”

For more details and to enter go to www.theyorkshiremarathon.com


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