Different distances – one great day
The Leicester Marathon actually comprises of several running events of varying distances. This means that everybody can get involved in this great annual event no matter what their fitness level, running right into the heart of our great city and around the surrounding countryside.
Three events all take places simultaneously with a mass start at 9:15am. They are:
- The Leicester Marathon – distance 26.2 miles. Find out more here
- The Leicester Half Marathon – distance 13.1 miles. Find out more here
- Cummins Relay Challenge – team of 4 on the full or half marathon routes. Find out more here
Don’t want to run?
We appreciate that not everybody can or wants to run! But you can still get involved in one of Leicester’s great annual sporting events in other ways.
Volunteer – There are lots of places around the course where you can volunteer. You can help guide runners along the course; give out running numbers at the start or assist people as they finish. To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spectate – Our runners always welcome a boost to get them round the course all the way to the finish line. Make a day of it and soak up the atmosphere at one of Leicester’s biggest road races.
Whether you’re running, volunteering, or spectating, Join us and let’s make the 2018 Leicester Marathon the best one yet.
The Leicester Marathon – distance 26.2 miles
The marathon distance is regarded by many as the ultimate challenge. Every great city around the world has its own iconic marathon – including London, Berlin, Paris, New York and Boston. Well the Leicester Marathon is in our view, an equally great event. With is downhill start into the busy city centre (roads closed for the duration) and out into the beautiful surrounding countryside, we know you will love the Leicester marathon experience. That’s why people come back year after year.
Entries open Sunday 14th January 2018
The Leicester Half Marathon – distance 13.1 miles
There is a big difference between a 10k and a full marathon. That’s probably why the half marathon distance has become such a popular distance for runners.
The Leicester Half Marathon is our most popular distance attracting a large number of runners every year. For some, the half marathon is a stepping stone to a longer distance or a training event to a future marathon. For many, it is a distance that is enough of a challenge in itself and one that can be revisited and refined over the years.
Entries open Sunday 14th January 2018
Cummins Relay Challenge
We’re delighted that Cummins Solicitors are sponsoring this event once again. The relay race has become a huge part of The Leicester Marathon with more than fifty teams taking part.
There are two relay challenges.
Challenge 1: Your team of 4 run around the Half Marathon route, completing approximately 3.25 miles each.
Challenge 2: Your team of 4 run around the Full Marathon route, completing approximately 6.5 miles each.
With the relay event, it’s all about raising money for LOROS Hospice which, as many of you will know, is an extremely important and worthy Leicestershire charity. Last year’s Relay Challenge raised over £14,000 to help care for terminally ill patients across Leicestershire and Rutland.
Every penny of your relay team’s entry fee, and any money you raise in sponsorship, goes to LOROS. To boot, you get to take part in a great team event, have some fun (honest!) and (hopefully) to get fit in the process – what could be more of an incentive?
Your team of four will start and finish at Victoria Park, where you’ll be able to enjoy well-earned hospitality after the event – laid on especially for our relay teams.
The entry fee is £100 per team.
Your support of this fantastic, local charity will be greatly appreciated.