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Starting and finishing at the picturesque backdrop of Leicester’s leafy Victoria Park, the much-loved half marathon and 10k routes will guide you through the streets and parks of the city centre, offering a scenic experience.

Whether you’re a seasoned runner seeking a new challenge or contemplating your first-ever half marathon, the Run Leicester Festival is tailor-made for you. The inclusive nature of the event ensures that participants of all levels can enjoy the excitement.


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Can’t run? Won’t run? Know someone that’s taking part? We’d love for you to be a part of Run Leicester and soak up the race day atmosphere with entertainment throughout the route to enjoy! Gather your friends and family, colleagues, youth groups and sport teams for an incredibly inspirational and adrenaline-fuelled day as thousands of runners take to Leicester’s streets together. Get ready to cheer!


Here at Run Leicester, we are entirely dependent on the kindness and generosity of hundreds of volunteers. Without our volunteers, Run Leicester would not be possible. Roles are incredibly varied and we are always on the lookout for people to help both at the event and in the build up to the big day. From marshalling to handing out medals and recruiting runners, you can make a real difference. If you’re interested in going the extra mile and volunteering in any capacity, please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!


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Sponsors & Partnerships

We have some incredible opportunities and benefits for both local and national companies to get involved. Leicester has such an active running community and through partnership with Run Leicester, we’d love to work with you to showcase your brand in Leicester’s largest running event. Sponsorship packages can be tailored to suit your own budget and needs, and we also have various opportunities available for corporate volunteering in line with your CSR. If you’re interested in partnering with Run Leicester in any capacity, please let us know.


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Entertainment & Stalls

With a mission to make Run Leicester 2024 the most exciting yet, we’re looking for those wanting to help create a fantastic race day atmosphere and make the race village the best we’ve ever seen! Can you support with family activities? Are you part of a band or music group? Do you DJ? Or do you simply own a portable speaker? We want to hear from anyone and everyone to be a part of our entertainment line-up to see Leicester like you’ve never seen before. We’re open to all weird and wonderful ideas so, please get in touch if you’d like to be involved.

This year we are looking for entertainment to suit all ages, If you’re an independent business and would like to become part of our new race arena on Victoria Park, then we’d love to hear from you too!


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