Event info

Run the world

Run the World is a new and unique challenge that will see the whole Run Leicester community and beyond come together as a team and cover tens of thousands of miles all the way around the world live on an interactive map. Replacing the original Run Leicester Festival scheduled for this autumn, we embarking on a route around all of the world’s most famous cities and iconic landmarks from Europe to Africa, Asia and beyond! 

Run Leicester
Half Marathon

The Run Leicester Half is our flagship event and will see thousands of runners take on the 13.1 mile distance. With roads closed for the duration of the event and entertainment to keep your legs moving, runners will have Leicester’s city streets all to themselves. A newly revised route is still being finalised and will be announced at the end of May, but is expected to start from Victoria Park, heading through the city and out along Leicester’s golden mile, before looping back in and taking in more of the city iconic landmarks.

Run Leicester Marathon

The Run Leicester Marathon pits runners against the gruelling, but iconic 26.2 mile distance. Starting from the Race Arena in Victoria Park you’ll follow the Half Marathon route before branching off onto an additional loop and returning via some of Leicester’s iconic landmarks in the city centre. A newly-revised route is still being finalised and will be announced at the end of May. Expect plenty of entertainment on route to keep you going all the way to the finish line!

Run Leicester Relay

Want to be part of the big day but don’t quite want to run as far as 13 or 26 miles? We’ve got you covered. Take part in either the Marathon or Half Marathon as part of a four-person relay team and each complete between 5k and 10k of the total distance. Coach transport to your respective starting points around the route is all included and you’ll be able to join in and soak up the race day atmosphere with the need to run quite as far!


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