Date Set For Leeds Half Marathon

16 November 2011, 06:55 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Runners from across Yorkshire are able to sign up for next year's Leeds half Marathon from today.

The race will be held on 13th May 2012 and for the next 10 years will be organised by Jane Tomlinson's charity organisation For All Events.

To enter next year's race click HERE

The established race will be added to the not-for-profit event organisation's 2012 calendar, which includes the existing Run For All Leeds 10K, Leeds Junior and Mini runs and other running, walking and swimming events across Yorkshire that support local charities.

The partnership will allow the event to develop and grow to be become one of the biggest and best charity running events in the country.

Tracey Morris, supporter of the organisation and member of the local Valley Striders running club, said that the change will benefit everyone in the area, be them experienced, first time or charity runners "The Leeds Half Marathon attracts runners from across the country who are looking for a more challenging run, and is a real bonus for the city and the running community.

"Knowing that the race will thrive for the next ten years is fantastic and For All Events has proved itself more than able to put on a great race year after year."

Felicity Cross from For All Events, said: "Next year sees the 10th anniversary of Jane Tomlinson's first London Marathon and the beginning of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Being able to mark this with our first Half Marathon, back on home turf here in Leeds, is something For All Events is very proud of.

"Experienced, amateur, first-time and charity runners are all welcome. In the spirit of Run For All, we would encourage everyone to take on the challenge of the Leeds Half Marathon and sign up today."

The Leeds Half Marathon will encourage entrants to run for their local hospice.

Partner charities of the Leeds Half Marathon will be:  St Gemma's, Sue Ryder Wheatfields, Sue Ryder Manorlands, Overgate Hospice, Martin House, St Leonard's, St Michael's and Forget Me Not.