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Did you take part in this years event? Have you been inspired and are ready and waiting to enter in 2018? We love to hear your stories and reasons for running. If you’d like to share your own story please email us and we will endeavour to share it on our Facebook page.

 

 

 

Road Closures & Expected Runner Times

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Please see below for a full list of roads affected by The Leicester Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday 15th October 2017. City Centre Loop The City Centre loop encompasses the entire half marathon route – and half of the full marathon route. This starts at Victoria Park before heading down London Road into the City Centre, and then out again via Belgrave Road. At Watermead Park the route returns back along the canal, through Abbey Park and then rejoins the road on St Margarets Way. The route then passes through Highcross and zigzags...

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Final Race Day Information

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Please see our Runners Guide 2017 for an online copy of the race pack details. Race Packs Many of you will have received your race pack and details in the post by now. If not please find your posting date below: 1)      If you registered before Monday 25th September then you should expect yours to arrive by the end of this week. 2)      If you registered after Monday 25th September, but before 10:00am on Thursday 5th October then your pack will be part of our final mail out and arrive by the middle of next week. 3)      If you have registered...

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Run for LOROS in the Leicester Full or Half Marathon

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  Run in aid of LOROS on Sunday 15th October Were you inspired on Sunday after the iconic London Marathon to get your trainers out and start running again? Why not sign up to the Leicester Full or Half Marathon and run for free in aid of LOROS hospice. All we ask is that you pledge to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. Already signed up? We’d still love you to join our team! If you join #TeamLOROS you can expect to receive: – An exclusive LOROS running vest – Pre-event forum where you can meet other members of...

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Registrations for The Leicester Marathon 2017 are now open

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With effect from 10am on Monday 17th of April registration for the Leicester Marathon taking place on Sunday October 15th are now open. To go to the race registration site CLICK HERE Registration covers the full Leicester marathon (26.2 miles) the Leicester ½ marathon (13.1 miles) plus the Cummins Solicitors Relay Race options. Please note that unlike on some previous marathon days RACE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY. This is to help ensure that there will be enough t-shirts, medals and volunteers on standby to make you have the...

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Leicester Marathon 2017

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We’re pleased to reveal the date of the Leicester Marathon 2017 as Sunday 15th October. Whether you’re looking to beat your time on last year’s run or want to try your first ever marathon, we’re encouraging everyone to give it a go. Entry numbers have grown year on year and we’re hoping that the 2017 run will cement the Leicester Marathon as one of the anticipated events of the year. As usual, the run will start at 09:15 am and entries will open soon. Details of prices for both the full and half marathon will be listed on our website shortly....

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2016 Results

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Well done to everybody who tool part yesterday. The weather wasn’t bad for running and we hope you enjoyed the experience and aren’t feeling too sore this morning. A full run town of results can be found here Entries for next year’s event are not open yet but the next Leicester Marathon / half marathon will take place on October 15th 2017 so keep the date free!      

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Entries closed for Leicester marathon / half marathon

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All entries are now closed  for the Leicester marathon / half marathon and relay races on October 23rd. If you were hoping to register – sorry but it’s too late and all races are now full. It’s always best to register early to ensure a place and entries will open in early 2017 for next years races. If you are looking for a local race that’s a little less challenging there is a 4 mile ran taking place in nearby Market Harborough the following Sunday (October 30th). It’s a ‘Zombie Run’ where...

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Smile please

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We are pleased to have www.yourraceday.co.uk back again as our official photographers for the official photographers for the 2016 Leicester Marathon. Your photos will be available on their website www.yourraceday.co.uk from Monday evening. So keep an eye out for the various photographers on the route. give them a smile and see how the photo came out on Monday evening.  Race pictures can be a great memento of the event – or they can be a permanent reminder of just how tired you were entering the last 1/2...

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Leicester marathon & 1/2 marathon 2016

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The 2016 Leicester Marathon is now now sold out If you haven’t already entered, it is now too late to send off your entry for the Leicester marathon or half marathon 2016. In the past we have had a number of runners planning to turn up and enter on the day that have been disappointed so please don’t do this. It is always a good idea to register in advance for events like this rather than turning up on the day. But the 2017 event will be here before you know it!   It is always a great day and a unique way to see Leicester City...

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Wearing of headphones in road races

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Wearing of headphones in road races

From April 1st 2016 a new rule regarding the use of headphones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition.   The new rule: “The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic. This restriction does not apply to races held on dual carriageways provided that there are clear, structured separations between the separate carriageways. Competition Providers of...

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