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Leeds Abbey Dash – 10k for Age UK

Got any pressing questions about race day? Check out our FAQs section for the answers.

The Leeds Abbey Dash experience

Just wanted to thank Age UK as this was one of the best large 10k events I’ve had the pleasure of doing. Such a lovely atmosphere throughout the race. Job well done.

A previous LAD runner

Who you're running for

Meet Amrita

For 1.4 million older people in the UK, loneliness is a daily reality. But the Age UK Telephone Friendship Service makes it more bearable. “When the telephone rings, it’s lovely," explains Amrita. “I’m having to stay in and I find myself walking around talking to myself, keeping my mind busy. The woman who rings me is great; we get on like a house on fire. It’s so nice to have someone to talk to.”

FAQs

We're here to help your experience the best it can be. Our FAQs for the event so far can be found below. As information about the event is being confirmed all the time, it's worth checking back on this page for further details as we share them. If, however, you have a pressing question, don't hesitate to contact our team at: events@ageuk.org.uk 

I haven’t received my race number, what should I do?

Race numbers have been sent out in batches and all should arrive this week. If your race number has got lost in the post, you can visit the Age UK information stand at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 23 October between 3pm-5pm to pick up a replacement.

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What if I can’t get to the Town Hall on Saturday (23 October) to pick up my replacement number?

There will be a limited number of replacement race numbers at the Age UK information tent on race morning. The race information tent opens at 7.45am in Millennium Square.

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Is there a baggage facility?

Yes, there is a baggage facility available in Millennium Square, open from 7.45am, for those who need to use it. We are encouraging runners to come race ready, if possible.

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Where is the start line?

The race starts on the Headrow in front of the Town Hall, with baggage and toilets in Millenium Square.

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What time does the race start?

The Leeds Abbey Dash starts at 9:30am.

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What are the prizes this year?

The winner will receive £200; second place will receive £100; third place will receive £50. VET category winners will receive £50. Trophies will be sent out after the race for all prize winners. Fastest clubs and teams will win a month’s free pass to Coach Gyms.

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Will there be water available for runners?

Yes, there will be 330ml bottles at the 5km point, and 500ml bottles at the finish line.

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Will plastic bottles be used?

Yes; we are working with Harrogate Spring. The bottles are made of 50% recycled plastic and the bottle, label and cap are 100% recyclable.

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I have raised £100 for Age UK, can I pick up my T-shirt on the day?

No, there won’t be a stock of T-shirts there on the day. We will send t-shirts to everyone who has hit their target after the race.

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Will I receive my number and tracking device in the post?

Yes, it will be sent out in the post 2 weeks before the race.

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How much does the Junior Race cost?
What happens if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19?

We will provide you with as much notice as possible and you will be reimbursed your registration fee. Please note refunds don't include third party booking fee ('Service Fee'). Please allow 2 weeks for the refund to be processed.

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Can I have a refund if I’m forced to self-isolate?

Yes, simply get in touch at 10k@ageuk.org.uk or call 0800 077 8751 to let us know. Please note refunds do not include third party booking fee ('Service Fee'). Please allow 2 weeks for the refund to be processed.

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What happens if there is a local lockdown in my area?

If the area where you live is under a local lockdown, you must follow the guidelines from the authorities. If these guidelines include advice not to travel to another area, which makes your attendance impossible we will offer you a refund. Get in touch to let us know at 10k@ageuk.org.uk or call 0800 077 8751.

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What happens if there is a local lockdown in Leeds?

If there is a local lockdown then we will have to cancel the event. We will communicate your options with as much notice as possible.

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What’s special about running the Leeds Abbey Dash – 10K for Age UK?

It’s our amazing runners that make this race so special. We don’t think you’ll find a friendlier, more inclusive 10K – the atmosphere is always fantastic, but after a year off we’re definitely ready to celebrate! Plus, every runner who crosses the finish lines receives an Age UK 2021 medal and tasty refreshments. 

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Can I use a different online fundraising platform?

Your Enthuse fundraising page for Age UK will be automatically created for you at the end of your registration. If you wish to use a different platform, that's also fine. Please let us know if you need any help with this by emailing 10k@ageuk.org.uk

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How do I edit my fundraising page?

Your Enthuse fundraising page for Age UK will be automatically created for you at the end of your registration. You can view and edit your fundraising page at any time. You can access your 'My Dashboard' portal via the link in the email you'll receive when you sign up. You will need your email address and order number. Please let us know if you would like this email re-sent by contacting 10k@ageuk.org.uk

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How do I close my fundraising page?

Your Enthuse fundraising page for Age UK will be automatically created for you at the end of your registration. If you would like to close the page, please email ageuk@enthuse.com

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Do runners receive a race T-shirt?

All runners who raise a minimum of £100 for Age UK will receive an exclusive Leeds Abbey Dash – 10K for Age UK finisher’s T-shirt. All you need to do is raise at least £100 by setting up an online fundraising page and asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your run. 

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What size do the T-shirts come in?

Men's and women's T-shirts are available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.

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I made a donation to Age UK when I signed up -  does that count towards the £100 target?

Yes, donations are counted towards the fundraising target. You don’t need to do anything, we’ll be able to see that you made a donation when you registered. Thank you so much for your support!

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When will I receive my T-shirt?

You must raise £100 to receive a T-shirt. Hit your £100 fundraising target before 10 September 2021, and you’ll get your T-shirt in your race pack. After 10 September and we’ll send your T-shirt after the race.

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Is there a deadline for reaching my target?

Yes, you must have reached your target by Sunday 31 October to receive your free Leeds Abbey Dash 2021 T-shirt.

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Cancellation policy

Cancellation by us

In the event of cancellation due to COVID-19, you are entitled to a refund of your registration fee, minus the third-party booking fee. You will also be given the option to donate your registration fee to Age UK by emailing 10k@ageuk.org.uk or calling 0800 077 8751. If, however, we do not hear back from you within 2 weeks of cancellation, we will automatically issue you a refund.

Cancellation by you

If you are unable to take part in the event for COVID-related reasons, please email 10k@ageuk.org.uk to request a refund of your registration fee (minus the third-party booking fee).

If you are unable to take part in the event for reasons unrelated to COVID-19, your registration fee will remain non-refundable AND non-transferrable, as per our terms and conditions.

Please read our full standard terms and conditions before signing up.

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