Why Run Leicester
The Run Leicester Half Marathon & 10K is the perfect opportunity to discover our dynamic city like never before. Home to an incredible running community, Run Leicester sees thousands of participants take to the streets in a celebration of the sport, the people and the wonderful sights.
Not only that, expect an electrifying atmosphere on the day! Cheers, chants and celebration will get you through the 10K or 13.1 mile route. Spectators are encouraged to join the fun in both our runner’s village and along the route.
Lace up your trainers and stretch those legs as the Run Leicester Festival is back!
Why Run Leicester?
The Run Leicester Festival will showcase our wonderful city like never before. Home to an incredible running community, Run Leicester will see thousands of runners take to the streets of our wonderful city across different distances in celebration of all things running. Soak up the race day atmosphere by taking part in the Run Leicester Marathon and Half Marathon, or cover a shorter distance as part of a relay team.
So, what’s new?
This big city event is a complete re-invention of the original Leicester Half Marathon – complete with a renewed focus on creating a fantastic race atmosphere for all. Starting and finishing at Leicester’s beautiful Victoria Park, our much-loved original half marathon route will take you on a tour of Leicester’s city centre streets and parks.
Whether you’re a seasoned runner or are contemplating your first ever half marathon, Run Leicester is definitely for you.
Every step really does count as at the end of the event each year, we donate all proceeds from Run Leicester to our official charity partner LOROS Hospice. So, by taking part, you will contribute towards the specialist care of thousands of terminally ill patients and their families.
See you at the finish line!
So, what’s new?
Run Leicester is a complete re-invention of the Leicester Marathon and Half Marathon with a renewed focus on creating a fantastic race atmosphere for all. Later this year, we’ll be announcing a newly revised route, taking in more of Leicester’s iconic sites in the city centre. Expect entertainment to keep you going all around the route, and look forward to being welcomed back into our newly re-designed race arena on Victoria Park.
The Run Leicester Festival is not just for runners. Everybody is welcome to soak up the atmosphere and be a part of the big day. Be inspired, show your support by cheering and enjoy a day of entertainment throughout the route.
You could even go the extra mile if you find yourself with time to spare. We are always looking for eager volunteers to help make the event a success. From marshalling or handing out medals and water on the day, to championing the event in the community and recruiting racers, we want to hear from you!
If you and your business are keen to be a part of Run Leicester, we also have fantastic Sponsorship opportunities on offer.
Run Leicester is not just for runners. Bring the family along and inspire the kids to keep fit as you soak up the race day atmosphere and cheer everyone on. Or if you find yourself with a day to spare why not volunteer your time and help make the event a success. We’re also on the lookout for groups to provide entertainment as well as having some incredible benefits to offer businesses in partnership.
Check out the footage from the 2022 event to see what people love most about Run Leicester, whether you’re running, volunteering or cheering everyone on around the route it’s always a brilliant day out.
Register your place today
Registration Opens 22nd October
We have some incredible opportunities and benefits for both local and national companies to get involved. Leicester has such an active running community and through partnership with Run Leicester we’d love to work with you to showcase your brand as part of the Run Leicester Festival. Please do get in touch to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.