Leeds Half Marathon
Sun 11 May 2025 Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Leeds Half Marathon

The Leeds Half Marathon is Yorkshire’s biggest and probably loudest event of its kind and features an exhilarating city centre finish in Millenium Square with great atmosphere throughout!

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  • Sun 11 May 2025
Headingley Stadium, Leeds

Leeds Half Marathon

10:00

£50

Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running

Overview

The Leeds Half Marathon is one of Yorkshire’s biggest event of its kind.

Jane Tomlinson herself was proud to start the race back in 2003.

The much-loved run raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity every year and often attracts thousands of runners.

But what makes it special is the crowds. Support for runners along the route is always phenomenal, whatever the weather. Every participant will get a boost from the words of encouragement they receive.

Like all Run For All events, the Leeds Half attracts runners of all abilities and ages. With a fantastically vibrant atmosphere guaranteed, this run could be right up your street.

So get yourself to Leeds and let's see you on the start line!

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams

Event Village

  • Race Office 

    Opens at 7.00am in the Event Village.

  • Baggage Store 

    The Leeds Half Marathon Baggage will be located in the Headingley Stadium East Stand Long Room. This will open at 7:00am

  • Water Stations 

    Bottled water is available on 3miles, 6miles, and 10mile. Competitors are advised to consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.

  • Energy Stations 

    High 5 Gels are available at miles 6 miles and 10 miles. High 5 tabs will be available at mile 8.

  • Massage

    Post-event massage will be available in the event village.

  • Support & entertainment 

    A variety of performers and charity cheerleaders will be on hand to keep you motivated around the course.

  • First aid 

    Should you find you require medical assistance, personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed first aid stations located near to the water stations. There will also be a first aid unit and recovery area located near to the finish.

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Headingley Stadium
Saint Michael's Lane
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS6 3BR
UK

By bus

Leeds is well connected by bus although there will be diversions due to the closed road run route.

By rail

Please note that there will be no trains arriving into Headingley or Burley Park before 09:00. There are also limited trains arriving into Leeds (LDS) before 0900 on event day. For train travel information please visit National Rail.

By bike

Headingley Stadium has a number of cycle racks available inside the venue. These will be available to participants and spectators who have a ticket.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

Map

map

Fuel & hydration

300 ml bottled water is available on the course at 3 mile intervals and 500 ml will be available at the finish line. Competitors are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate. High 5 energy stations will also be available on course including High5 Zero tabs and energy gels. Gels will be available at mile 5 and tabs at mile 9. High5 Zero tabs are refreshing, great-tasting sugar-free hydration tablets that provide you with key electrolytes lost during exercise. High5 energy gels are a fruity burst of energy to power your muscles during exercise. Making it an ideal product to turn up the energy during your workout!

Pacers

The team of pacers, sponsored by Arla Protein, has been organised on behalf of the Chorlton Runners.

There will be friendly pacers on the course, sponsored by Arla Protein who can help you stick to your intended finish time. They’ll have flags attached to them with finish times so you can choose the best pace to suit you. It should feel easy in the first half of your race and then step it up in the second leg when your race really starts. If you experiencelow spells, stay positive and keep moving forward, tough moments pass. Go on, you can do it!

The half marathon pacer times are from 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes at 5-minute intervals.

  • Public transport links

Keeping Leeds Green

This event is committed to keeping Leeds green and understands the importance of doing its bit for the environment. Bins will be provided across the event site and people are urged to use the facilities provided.

It is important to leave the course the way we found it. Recycling bins will be provided on course at each water station and we ask that you use them. If you want to hand on to your water beyond the provided bins, please pass any litter to your nearest marshal.

Let’s work together to Keep Leeds green and encourage other runners to do the same. 

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Massage
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt

Included

  • COOPAH Training Plan trial
  • Fun, free and friendly training sessions hosted by Up and Running
  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Exclusive medal
  • Massage
  • A fantastic experience

Optional extra

  • Quality tech T-shirt
  • Official photo
  • Race day memento - Celebrate your incredible time and your fantastic achievements with some extra event day souvenirs. Head to the event village on race day and visit Epic Etchings to get your finishers medal engraved and Personal Best Vests to order your own personalised finisher t-shirt print to help celebrate your achievements in style.

Training plan

training plan
COOPAH TRAINING PLAN
Your entry includes a Coopah training plan trial. The app guarantees you a race PB!

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries closed
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Race pack by post
  • Series discount
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2025 fees to be confirmed.

Entry fees

Entry fee

£50.00

Really enjoyed my first half marathon. A very well organised event and absolutely spectacular spectators!! Shital N

Fantastic day, brilliant support and organisation! Will definitely run it again!! Adam T

The bands and choirs as well as spectators really make you feel welcome. Would definitely recommend this for any 1st time "halfers" Lee H

I entered the Leeds half because I needed a hilly half marathon to do as a training run. This turned out to be an excellent choice. Dasen P

Fantastic start & finish areas and amazing support all round the course. Darren B

Great run with outstanding support from the public. Chris T

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The crowd were outstanding. If I can, I will definitely take part again next year. Tobias P

The atmosphere was superb and the crowds were exceptional with their encouragement and offerings of drinks, sweets, fruit etc. A Great Day. Thank you. John I

Amazing support from the general public and so much encouragement and support and so helpful and powerful. GM H

First time doing the half marathon, the biggest thing that stuck out was the crowd support, never seen support like it at a race! From villages handing out oranges, high fives, smiles and sweets to somebody putting on their own extra drink station. Was phenomenal, will be back next year! Matt C

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