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The Leeds Abbey Dash 10k for Age UK is back! Take up the challenge 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...

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About the event

When: Sunday 23 October 2022

Where: Leeds city centre

Distance: 10k (Junior Dash 2km)

Time: 9.30am (Junior Dash 9am)

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Your finisher's pack

Finisher medal

Chip timing

Drink and snack

Finish time text

Who you're helping by taking part

Meet Syd

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. 


What do I get in my race pack?

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.

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What will I receive at the end of the race?

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.

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How do I get a Leeds Abbey Dash 2022 technical t-shirt?

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.

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How do I get a Leeds Abbey Dash 2022 running snood?

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.

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What time do I need to be there?

7.45am – Baggage and Information tents open

9am - Elite wheelchair 10k event starts

9.05am - Junior 2k event starts

9.30am – 10km event starts

Midday – event close

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Where can I park?

Woodhouse Lane, Merrion Centre and the Rose Bowl are the closest car parks to Millennium Square but please be aware that charges may apply. The roads immediately surrounding the Headrow and Millennium Square will be closed from 5am and diversions will be in place. Please consider car-pooling or using public transport if you can.

For bus routes and times, including diversions, please visit

For train times, please visit or call 08457 48 49 50. The race starts at 9.30am so to allow time to comfortably drop a bag, aim to arrive in Leeds at 8.30am. Millennium Square is a 10-15 minute walk from Leeds train station.

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What is the route of the race?
How will I get my finishing time?

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.

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Will there be race day photography?

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.

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Raising money for Age UK

How do I fundraise for Age UK?

Your fundraising page is automatically created for you once you’ve completed the registration form. Then you can personalise your fundraising page and share it far and wide! If you need us to resend the email with details of your page, just email us at

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How will the money I raise for Age UK help older people?

We are so grateful for every pound you raise for Age UK. Find out more about how you’ll be helping us to be there for older people in Yorkshire and across the UK.

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How do I update my fundraising page?

Your fundraising page for Age UK is automatically created for you at the end of your registration. You can view and edit your fundraising page at any time, via "My Dashboard". All you need is your email address and order number. If you’ve forgotten your order number, email us at

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Do you have any other questions?

Call us on 0800 077 8751

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