Many distances – one great day

The 2017 Leicester Marathon actually comprises of several running events. This means that everybody can get involved in this great annual event that takes you running into the heart of our great city and into the surrounding countryside.

The events are

Don’t want to run?

Not everybody can run or wants to run!  But you can still get involved in one of Leicester’s great annual sporting events.

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 email leicestermarathon@gmail.com.

Spectate – cheer along our runners around the course.

Join us in making the 2017 Leicester Marathon the greatest event 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.

You can enter the Leicester marathon here

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.

In fact in Leicester, the half marathon is a really popular event attracting a large number of runners – far more that the full marathon. 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.

You can enter the half marathon here

Cummins Relay Challenge

We’re delighted that Cummins Solicitors are sponsoring this event for the fifth time. The relay race has become a huge part of the successful Leicester Marathon. This year for the first time 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, we had 60 teams enter. Between them, they managed to raise over £10k for LOROS.

Let’s raise even more for LOROS in 2017.

This year we want to smash that £10k and with a huge amount of interest so far, once again we are confident that with your help we can get there!

We’d love you to enter a team because every penny of your entry fee, and any money you raise in sponsorship, goes to LOROS. To boot, you get to have a great team event, 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.

Register here

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