Runners urged to sign up to Leeds Abbey Dash 2022

Abbey Dash 2019. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

Runners are being urged to sign up now for the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k for Age UK, which is bing held on Sunday 23 October 2022.

Age UK is urging runners to sign up now to secure their place and help raise vital funds for older people in Yorkshire and across the UK.

The flat course between Leeds city centre and Kirkstall Abbey and back is perfect for runners of all levels.

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Flashback to Leeds Abbey Dash 2019. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

Money raised will go towards local support and befriending services for older people in Yorkshire, as well as Age UK’s national Advice Line and Telephone Friendship Services. Older people are facing a challenging time with the rising cost of living, with those most vulnerable struggling to make ends meet, and Age UK’s services are a lifeline for those who have no one to turn to.  

The 10k Wheelchair Race and the shorter 2k ‘Junior Dash’ for eight to 14-year-olds will also be returning for 2022.

Lydia Curran, Head of Events at Age UK, said:

“We are so excited for this year’s Leeds Abbey Dash – 10k for Age UK and can’t wait to be back in the city for this brilliant event.

“It’s such a fun and friendly atmosphere and the flat course means it’s perfect for runners of all abilities, whether it’s your first ever 10k or you’re aiming for a Personal Best! So please do sign up now, by taking part you’ll be making a huge difference to the lives of older people in Yorkshire and across the UK.”

Key information

When: Sunday 23 October 2022
Where: Leeds City Centre
Distance: 10k event for adults (ages 15+) and 2k Junior Dash race for 8 -14-year-olds

The course: Flat and perfect for both beginners and experienced runners
Registration fee: £26, or £24 for UK Athletics members. The Junior Dash is £8 to enter and the Wheelchair Race is £26. (All costs exclude a processing fee*).

A technical running t-shirt is available to buy for £4.99, and runners who raise £100 for Age UK will receive a free cotton runner’s snood.

To sign up to the event visit For any enquiries please email or call 0800 077 8751.


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