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Frequently asked questions

It's your day. Enjoy it.

Age UK's Leeds Abbey Dash is all about the moments that make the effort worthwhile. Take a look at our race information and frequently asked questions so that you can enjoy every second of your day.


Your entry

When is the closing date for entries?

Entries will close at midday on Tuesday 8th October, or when capacity is reached – whichever is sooner.

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Can I enter a team of runners?

Yes, you can enter multiple people by clicking ‘register another person’ at the end of the registration form and then pay for all places at once.

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Can I join a team?

Yes. Simply search for the name of the team you want to join in the team section of the registration form.

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I’ve registered but haven’t received a confirmation email.

Please email where we can check your email has been entered correctly and get your confirmation email re-sent.

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Can I get a refund or defer my place?

Unfortunately places are non-refundable and non-transferable so we are unable to roll places to 2025. See full terms and conditions, which are also available on the Leeds Abbey Dash home page and in the registration form.

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Can a friend run in my place?

Unfortunately for health and safety reasons you cannot run in someone else’s name. Places are non-transferrable. Please see full terms and conditions.

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Race day information

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 on the day of the event and diversions will be in place. Please consider carpooling or using public transport if you can.

For bus routes and times, including diversions, please visit

For train times, 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 by 8.30am. Millennium Square is a 10-15 minute walk from Leeds train station.

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What time do I need to be there on the day?

7.45am – Baggage and Information tents open

9am - Elite wheelchair 10k event starts

9.30am – 10km event starts

Midday – event close

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What is the race route?
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 with us on your registration form. Results will also be available on the Age UK website on the afternoon of the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k.

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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 marathonphotos website, where you can buy your photos after the race. Please note that you can only purchase photos if you gave your permission for Age UK to share your details with marathonphotos in the registration form.

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Can I volunteer for the Leeds Abbey Dash?

If you're interested in volunteering at the Leeds Abbey Dash, we'd love to hear from you. Please email

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What support will I get?

What do I get in my race pack?

We'll send you your running number, timing chip - and if you bought one, we'll post your official Leeds Abbey Dash 2024 technical t-shirt in early October. Your Race Day guide with details of everything you need to know about the day will also be emailed to you in October.

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When will I get my race pack?

Race packs are sent out in batches from the beginning of October. If you haven't received your pack by race day, please come to the Race Information tent on event day from 7.30am to collect a replacement.

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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, a snack bar, and your 2024 finishers medal to wear with pride.

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How do I get a Leeds Abbey Dash 10k 2024 technical t-shirt?

You'll have the option to buy a technical t-shirt for £10 when you register for the event. Or you can buy one after you’ve signed up by visiting your runner 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 from the end of September.

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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 and any donations will go straight to Age UK. See our Fundraising Guide for top tips to help you get started, and our sweepstake game to help you raise more.

If you need any support with your fundraising or accessing your fundraising page, email us at and we’ll be happy to help.

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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 Enthuse fundraising page for Age UK is automatically created for you once you register. You can view and edit your fundraising page at any time by accessing your personal dashboard. All you need is your email address and order number. If you’ve forgotten your order number, please email us at

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Is there a paper sponsorship form I can use?

Yes! If you'd like to collect sponsorship in person, you can download and print this sponsorship form. To pay in cash donations, either bank transfer the amount online using our secure paying-in form or send a cheque to:

Events Team, Age UK, 7th floor, One America Square, 17 Crosswall, London EC2N 2LB

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Any other questions?

Whether you need more information about your entry, the support you'll receive or the event itself, we're happy to help.

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