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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!

Children’s Hospital Pyjamas

Children’s Hospital Pyjamas

We collect brand new pairs of pyjamas for children and young people, aged between new-born and 18 years old. The pyjamas are distributed to hospitals, hospices and women's refuges throughout the UK. They are then given to children who are poorly or disadvantaged. To...

2023 Event Spectator Guide

2023 Event Spectator Guide

You don't need to be running to have a great day out at the Run Leicester Festival. Come be inspired by all of those running, and rock up at one of our entertainment points on route to soak up the atmosphere on the day and be entertained by some great acts at the same...

Digital Race Pack 2023

Digital Race Pack 2023

Want to know where to park? How far until the next water station? What time you should arrive on Race Day? Find out absolutely everything you need to know for Race Day online in our DIGITAL RACE PACK. [button...

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...

Race Routes 2023

Race Routes 2023

Below are route maps and details for our Half Marathon and 10k route in 2023. Both routes largely follow our existing route from last year, however there are some big differences as you approach back into the city centre in 2023. Where runners would previously exit...

Road Closure Information for residents – Sunday 1st October 2023

Road Closure Information for residents – Sunday 1st October 2023

In order to ensure the safety of both runners and the general public a number of road closures will be implemented in certain areas of the city and county at various times during the day. Residents in any affected areas should have a letter dropped out to your address...

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...

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Registration Opens 22nd October

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