RUN Leicester half marathon
The Run Leicester Half Marathon 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 plenty of entertainment to keep your legs moving, runners will have Leicester’s city streets all to themselves. Our much-loved half marathon route will start and finish at Victoria Park. To start, runners will head through the city and out along Leicester’s golden mile, before looping back in via Watermead Park and Abbey Park, after which we take in more of the city’s iconic landmarks before the final push up the idyllic New Walk, all the way to the finish line.
Who can enter?
The Run Leicester Half is open to anyone and everyone over the age of 17. Whether you’re an avid runner or have just started out, Run Leicester is definitely the event for you. Nothing beats the atmosphere of a big city centre event and we’ll keep you moving all the way with high-energy entertainment from start to finish. The route is for the most part relatively flat, with the exception of one short hill just before the 8 mile mark in Birstall, and then the final mile up New Walk. We’re sure the adrenaline will kick in just time knowing that the finisher’s medal is just around the corner.
What is the route?
The race arena and both the start and finish are all situated in Victoria Park, just outside the city centre. The route will generally follow that used in 2021, with an initial downhill run for the first mile, running straight through the city centre and heading out on miles 2-6 which are all relatively flat. Following Leicester’s Golden Mile all the way to the top end, we will then reach Watermead Park. From there, we had back on a relatively flat stretch until you get to a short uphill and downhill around mile 8. Re-entering the city following paths along the course of the canal down through Abbey Park, we’ll then head back into the city centre. Miles 9-12 are relatively flat as we run through Highcross and straight down High Street before eventually turning up the idyllic New Walk. This will be our final hill to push up until we finish back at Victoria Park.
Register on, or before Tuesday 31st May 2022 to take of advantage of our early-bird offer, priced at just £31.00, with UKA affiliated runners being able to claim a further £2 discount. This includes your participation, postage of your race pack (if you live in the UK and register no later than one week before the event), as well as of course your hard-earned medal for when you cross that finish line. Souvenir technical race t-shirts are an optional extra which you can order when you register to collect on the day.
Make sure to get in early as from 1st June 2022, the price will rise to £35.00 which will be available up until 16th October. After this time late entries will still be available until entries close on Wednesday 26th October.
dID YOU kNOW?
Did you know that Run Leicester is an entirely not-for-profit event? At the end of the event each year, we donate all proceeds from Run Leicester events to our official charity partner LOROS Hospice. So by taking part, you are not just achieving your running goals but also supporting a fantastic local cause that cares for thousands of terminally ill patients and their families. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of you for choosing to Run Leicester with us!