There’s still a chance to secure a place in the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2018, which will see thousands of runners take to the streets of Leeds on Sunday 4th November to raise funds that will make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable older people. The deadline to sign up for places is Wednesday 31st October 5pm.

Now in its 33rd year, the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash is well known as a record-breaking course – popular with fun-runners, celebrities and elite athletes alike, the flat course is ideal for achieving Personal Bests. 2017 saw athlete Eilish McColgan break the female 10K course record, completing the course in an impressive 32 minutes and 5 seconds.

Local star, Nick Baines, better known as Peanut from the Kaiser Chiefs, a Dash regular said: “The Dash is one of my favourites, running such a fast course amongst lots of elite runners is a great buzz.

“It’s also a great opportunity to raise money for Age UK who are helping to support vulnerable older people, who particularly need our help over the cold, winter months. I’m sorry to be missing it this year but I wish everyone good luck!”

Leeds’ very own Angela Griffin, Age UK supporter, said: “The Leeds Abbey Dash is a great way to get stuck in and do something amazing for Age UK.

“Not only is it a fun, flat route around my home city of Leeds, you’ll also be running to help Age UK be there for older people who have no one to turn to when they are lonely or need advice. If you sign up today you’ll be joining thousands of runners who are stepping up to make a crucial difference to the lives of older people.”

Key information:

When: Sunday 4th November 2018
Where: Leeds City Centre
Distance: 10k event for adults (ages 15+) and 2k ‘Junior Dash’ event for 8 – 14 year olds

The course:  Flat and fast, ideal for first time and experienced runners.
Registration fee: £26* (£24 UKA affiliated)

The Junior Dash is £8* to enter (ages from 8-14 years). All finishers will receive a limited edition Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2018 t-shirt and medal.

The Elite Wheelchair race is also open for registration.

*plus 4% booking fee on all entries.

Deadline for tickets: Wednesday 31st October 2018 5pm

To find out more about the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash, FAQs, on-the-day instructions and the route map should visit www.ageuk.org.uk/dash. For any enquiries about the event, email 10k@ageuk.org.uk or call 0800 169 87 87.