Leeds half marathon 2014, 10k and 5k charity run events

Leeds half marathon, 10k and 5k charity runs 2014:

If your looking to dive into a 5k, 10k or even a half marathon this summer it will help to know where they are and how to sign up! We know it can take a great deal of planning and preparation for your charity run and lots of things need to be taken into consideration, such as, how will I raise the money? Who is my chosen charity going to be and lastly how on earth am I going to run 5k, 10k and even half a marathon?

How to raise money for charity:

If you want to give that little extra to your chosen charity heres an idea.
All you need is a collection bucket. You can use your collection buckets to place in your local shop for sponsorship, ask friends to donate, go to your local city centre etc. Prices start from as little as £2.30 so If your not sure where to buy charity collection buckets you will find them here at care fundraising supplies. If you feel your cause requires a more personal touch, your charity collection bucket can be personalised with your charity name, even a photo.

We have compiled a small list of charity run events which are local to Leeds, This is not an exhaustive list but outlines a few key events which should be in your calender.

Run for all half marathon and 10k:

Run for all is one of the UK’s largest not for profit events companies and is part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson OBE. So if your considering taking part in the EPIC half marathon or the lighter but still ever so popular 10k run take a look at the links below for more information. If your like the thought of the Leeds 10k you’ll need to get your running shoes on because race day is 20th July!

Run for all Leeds Half Marathon

URL: www.runforall.com/half-marathon/leeds/

DATE: 10th May 2015

Run for all Leeds 10k

URL: www.runforall.com/10k/leeds/
DATE: 20th july 2014

Age UK’s 2014 abbey dash:

Age UK’s Abbey Dash has been voted as one of the top three road races in the UK by Runners World Magazine with capacity for over 8,000 runners!

Age UK has been going since 2009, it has over 450 shops and provides support to our ever increasing ageing nation.

DATE: 16th November 14
URL: www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/events-and-challenges/leeds-abbey-dash/

MoRun:

The MoRun is your local 10k and 5k run, situated in Roundhay park, Leeds. The MoRun is your typical charity run with an edge. Its themed around Movember, the same time of year where you/your man grows a ridiculous looking tash all for a good cause. Men are advised to bring their tashes along on the day, woman can sport a painted tash if they like, all is optional. The MoRun is supported by MensHealth magazine.

MoRun 10k:

DATE: Sat, 22nd Nov, 2014
URL: http://leeds.mo-running.com

MoRun 5k:

DATE: Sat, 22nd Nov, 2014
URL: http://leeds.mo-running.com

Race for Life:

Show cancer who’s boss by taking on a 5k or a 10k Race for Life event. Raise money for charity, raise awareness, have fun and get fit.

Race for Life 10k:

LOCATION:Temple Newsam
DATE: Sun 29 Jun 2014
TIME: 11:00 AM
URL: race for life leeds 10k

Race for Life 5k:

LOCATION:Temple Newsam
DATE: Sun 29 Jun 2014
TIME: 11:00 AM
URL: race for life leeds 5k

Leeds big fun run 5K:

The Big Fun Runs are 5km untimed runs, series is strictly for FUN where it’s all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, no sweat – just some easy moves and lots of laughs.

DATE: Saturday 23rd August 2014
TIME: 11 AM
LOCATION: Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2HH
URL: www.bigfunrun.com/leeds

Leeds parkrun – Weekly Free 5km Timed Run:

Leeds park run is a weekly run whether your a regular runner or a newbie. The Leeds Park run is FREE and regular so would make a perfect opportunity to get fit this summer! The Leeds park run only asks that you register on their website (listed below), mainly just for so you can get a race time. You can run at your own pace which will make your run enjoyable. So if raising money is your aim, this run isn’t aimed so much towards charity as it is towards just general fun running, so you will have to do the collecting yourself and ask friends and family to sponsor you.

Leeds parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9:00am
URL: www.parkrun.org.uk/leeds/

Colour RUN’s in Leeds:

If running for charity doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, maybe it sounds a bit too much like hard work, maybe you want to run but fitness levels aren’t currently ready for a 10k run, Colour runs could be your alternative!

Okay, so what is a colour run?

Colour runs can mix your love of running with a dash of colour, or powder to be precise. It is completely Biodegradeable, environmentally friendly and easy to wash out of your clothes.

Sound good?

You can find colour run events to participate in, a couple have been listed below, the whole idea came from the holi festival of colours, an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus and originated in India.

There are numerous providers of colour run powder but here’s one excellent source of colour run powder – www.carecolours.com. Now you have your powder, you’ll need to find your event! We have outlined a couple of the most popular colour run leeds events.

Holi one event:
www.holione.com/en/events/leeds.html
Colour me rad 5k:
www.colormerad.co.uk/race.i?raceid=37
the colour run 5k “the happiest 5k on earth”:
http://thecolorrun.co.uk

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