The Leeds Abbey Dash 10k for Age UK is back! Take up the challenge on Sunday 23 October 2022 and raise vital funds to help us support the older people who need us most.
This exciting event takes place in Leeds city centre on a flat course perfect for runners of all ages and levels, with a fun atmosphere that makes for a truly memorable day.
Sadly, 1.2 million older people across the UK say they often feel lonely. We believe no older person should struggle alone. That's why we're determined to be there, providing information, support, friendship and advice. But we need your help. By taking part you will help us be there for older people in Yorkshire and across the UK. So do something incredible...
Syd, 89, said the best part of his life was being married to his wife, Val. When she passed away, he felt lost and became increasingly lonely. Thankfully, Syd heard about Age UK and now receives regular calls through our Telephone Friendship Service. Our calls give Syd a friendly voice at the end of the phone, someone to laugh and share fond memories with, or to turn to if he needs support. Help us support more older people like Syd.
You’ll get your running number, timing chip, and if you bought one, your official Leeds Abbey Dash 2022 technical t-shirt. We’ll also send an exclusive Leeds Abbey Dash 2022 cotton snood to anyone who has raised over £100 on their fundraising page before 29 September 2022. Your Race Day guide with details of everything you need to know about the day will be delivered straight to your inbox in September.
Along with a huge cheer and the satisfaction of completing the Leeds Abbey Dash, you’ll be handed your water, snack bar and 2022 finishers medal to wear with pride.
You can buy a technical t-shirt for £4.99 when you register for the event. Or to buy one after you’ve signed up, you can visit My Dashboard (remember you’ll need your order number which you’ll find on your confirmation email). T-shirts will be sent out in your race pack at the end of September. If you buy a shirt after race packs have been posted it will be sent out after the race.
When you raise £100 or more for Age UK, you’ll receive a running snood as a thank you. Hit your £100 fundraising target before 29 September 2022, and you’ll get your running snood in your race pack. If you reach it after 29 September, we’ll send it to you after the race.
Your finishing time will be texted to you at the end of the race, providing you included a valid mobile number on your registration form. Results will also be available on the Age UK website on the afternoon of the Leeds Abbey Dash.
Yes, marathonphotos will be there taking photos on the day. You will get an email after the race with a link to the Marathon Photos website where you can buy your photos after the race. Remember that you can only purchase photos if you give your permission on the registration form.
Call us on 0800 077 8751