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Why Run Leicester?

People Run Leicester for all sorts of reasons; whether it’s your first ever Half Marathon or 10k, you’re out to lose weight or get fitter, are attempting to run in a funny costume or beat a previous time, or perhaps you might just be out to enjoy the day and soak up the atmosphere with friends.

If you’re in need of inspiration, then look no further for some of the most inspirational reasons we have seen why people are running Leicester.

Here you will also find all the details from last year’s event.  The latest exciting updates about what to expect at the 2024 Run Leicester Festival will be added as they are confirmed, including our exclusive entertainment line-up to keep you motivated all the way round The Run Leicester Half Marathon or 10k!

Sue’s story

Sue’s story

This October, Sue, 73, will be participating in the Run Leicester Festival to not only raise vital funds for LOROS but also to prove that regardless of age, if you set your mind to something, it can always be achievable. This is her story.  “I moved to Leicester about...

Sarah’s story

Sarah’s story

This October, Sarah will be taking on Run Leicester in memory of her father-in-law. This is her story behind wanting to take on this challenge and run in his memory.  Driven by determination, Sarah hopes to honor his legacy and inspire others along the way. “My...

Bill’s Story

Bill’s Story

Meet Bill, a real-life embodiment of determination to overcoming any challenge. His journey is a shining example of triumph and inspiration. "In 2012, I faced 5 heart-stopping moments within 24 hours. Now, I have an internal defibrillator." Bill's adventure began with...

Olivia’s Story

Olivia’s Story

Just started out running? Want to challenge yourself? You can still join us in running Leicester! Olivia Brittain had never run before but after a manager at her workplace received a heartbreaking diagnosis, Olivia and some work colleagues decided to do something...

John’s Story

John’s Story

John Michael is 42 years old and lives in Birstall with his wife Nadine and two children Jack (11) and Esmay (9). In October John’s Mum came into LOROS to be cared for and died two days later. Just three weeks later John and his family bravely took part in Run...

Rishi’s Story

Rishi’s Story

Have you ever thought about being a marshal at Run Leicester? Our volunteers are simply incredible with hundreds of people giving their time freely on the day and in the run up to the event. Without you the Run Leicester simply could not happen! Rishi Chauhan...

Homoraya’s Story

Homoraya’s Story

Homaraya's running journey started 7 years ago after her partner encouraged her to try out the sport. Homaraya shares her running journey: "I turned up one Saturday to attempt my first ever Parkrun, it was challenging but when I finished I felt absolutely amazing...

Araf’s Story

Araf’s Story

Araf started his running journey several years ago to help in clearing his head from those daily distractions and to provide clarity and manage his anxiety. Araf shares his story. "Watching and listening to others talk about their running journey inspired me and...

Kate’s Story

Kate’s Story

Kate from Lincolnshire has been running on and off for three years and uses running as a way to clear her head, especially during tough times in her life. Kate’s son, Oska, was diagnosed with a complex cardiac condition (Tetralogy of Fallot, ASD and Dysplastic...

Previous Events Results

Can't remember your race result? Or just want to go back and see what kind of times you have to beat.Race results from previous events are linked below. 2022 Run Leicester Half Marathon & 10K 2021 Run Leicester Half Marathon 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)2019...

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