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Runners urged to sign up for Leeds Abbey Dash 10k

Entries are now open for popular charity fun run The Leeds Abbey Dash 10k, which will see thousands of runners take to the streets on Sunday, 22 October 2023.

Age UK is calling for runners to sign up now to guarantee their place and help to raise vital awareness and funds to support older people most in need.

Money raised from the event will go towards Age UK’s national Advice Line and Telephone Friendship Service, as well as local support and friendship services in Yorkshire. 

Thousands of older people are struggling with issues such as the cost of living crisis, feelings of loneliness and isolation, and not knowing where to go for help. Age UK’s services can make the world of difference to those who may be feeling alone and have no one to turn to.

The race runs from Leeds city centre, up Kirkstall Road and out to Kirkstall Abbey, before returning on the same route.

Entries for the Wheelchair 10k race and shorter ‘Junior Dash’ event are also open.

Lydia Curran, Head of Events at Age UK, said: “We really can’t wait to return to Leeds for this year’s Leeds Abbey Dash 10k for Age UK. Why not challenge yourself, or get a team together, and take part in this fun, friendly and vibrant race! By doing so Age UK can continue to help the older people who need it most, so please sign up.”

Having a wizard of a time at Abbey Dash, Photo: Simon Cullingworth

Key information:

When: Sunday, 22 October 2023
Where: Leeds City Centre
Distance: 10k event for adults (ages 15+), 2k Junior Dash race for 8 -14-year-olds, 10k Wheelchair Race

The course: Flat – perfect for both beginners and experienced runners
Registration fee: £28, or £26 for UK Athletics members. The Junior Dash is £10 to enter and the Wheelchair Race is £28. (All costs exclude a processing fee*).

A technical running t-shirt is available to buy for £8.50. Runners who raise £50 for Age UK will receive a free cotton runner’s snood, and those who raise £100 will receive an exclusive bobble hat.

To sign up to the event visit www.ageuk.org.uk/lad. For any enquiries, e-mail 10k@ageuk.org.uk.

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