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Entry for Age UK’s 2014 Leeds Abbey Dash on 16 November is now open.

The Abbey Dash is number 9 in Men's Running's top 10k races, and is now considered 'one of the best events in the UK!'

Race information

Start: Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4LT
Date: 16 November
Entry cost: £22 (£20 UKA)
Length: 10km (6.21 miles)
Course: Flat roads, out and back
Start time: 9.30am

Sign up for the Leeds Abbey Dash

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If you have entered the race as a wheelchair user, please drop us a quick email to let us know at

What will you get when you join team Age UK?

  • Finishers get a free limited edition t-shirt
  • Prizes for the top runners
  • Support setting up a fundraising page
  • Training guide

Junior Dash

A Junior 2k for 8-15 year olds takes place at 9.15am. Starting from the main race start on Wellington Street. To sign-up, please call 0800 169 8787. All finishers get a medal, chocolate and drink.


If you've got a question about signing up, race day or fundraising, it's probably answered in our Leeds Abbey Dash questions page.

Why run for Age UK?

We believe that we can help everyone to make the most of later life. We do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling older people in a number of ways. Find out more about how we help.

Love the Dash?

Share your Dash story @TeamAgeUK #abbeydash

Call the events team: 020 3033 1725

If nothing is done about age-related disease, there will be over 6m people with a long-term limiting illness or disability by 2030

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Further information


Our Information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Information sheets and factsheets are longer with more detail, and are aimed at professionals.

You can download other guides in our series from publications

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 6565