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Age UK’s Leeds Abbey Dash returning this October

Published on 12 June 2024 11:00 PM

The much-loved Leeds Abbey Dash 10k returns to Leeds City Centre on Sunday, October 13th, 2024. Age UK is calling on runners to register now to secure their spot in this popular charity event, which raises essential funds and awareness to support older people.

With its flat and fast course, the Leeds Abbey Dash, generously sponsored by the UK's leading home furnishing retailer Dunelm, is perfect for runners of all abilities. Whether you're tackling your first 10k or striving for a personal best, this run offers a fantastic opportunity for those taking part to challenge themselves while contributing to a worthy cause. Funds raised will support Age UK's national Advice Line and Telephone Friendship Service, as well as local support and friendship services across Yorkshire.

Age UK’s Leeds Abbey Dash 2023

In today's challenging times, many older people are grappling with the cost-of-living crisis, loneliness, and isolation, often without knowing where to turn for help. Age UK's services provide crucial support and companionship, making a significant difference in the lives of those who feel alone and unsupported.

Kath Blaize-Smith, Senior Community & Mass Participation Fundraising Manager at Age UK, said: “We’re thrilled to be back in Leeds for this year’s Leeds Abbey Dash. Whether you're challenging yourself or forming a team, this popular and sociable 10k run is a wonderful way to support Age UK's mission. By participating, you can help us continue our vital work for older people in need. Please sign up today!”

Key information:

When: Sunday 13th October 2024, 9:30am
Where: Millennium Square, Leeds, LS1 3HE
Distance: 10k event for adults (ages 15+), 2k Junior Dash run for 8 -14-year-olds, 10k Wheelchair Race

The course: Flat - perfect for both beginners and experienced runners
Registration fee: £30, or £28 for UK Athletics members. The Junior Dash is £10 to enter and the Wheelchair Race is £30. (All costs exclude a processing fee*).

A technical running t-shirt is available to buy for £10

To sign up to the event visit For any enquiries please email

*The processing fee is £2.60 for standard entry and wheelchair race, £2.49 for UK Athletics members, and £1.51 for the Junior Dash.

Notes to editors:

Age UK

We work with our national partners, Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI and our local Age UK partners in England (together the Age UK Family). We also work internationally for people in later life as a member of the DEC and with our sister charity Help Age International.

Age UK believes that everyone should have the opportunity to make the most of later life, whatever their circumstances. We provide free information, advice and support to over six million people; commercial products and services to over one million customers; and research and campaign on the issues that matter to people in later life. Our work focuses on five key areas: money matters, health and well-being, home and care, work and training and leisure and lifestyle.

Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and company number 6825798). Age Concern England and Help the Aged (both registered charities), and their trading and other associated companies merged on the 1st April 2009. Together they have formed the Age UK Group ("we"). Charitable services are offered through Age UK and commercial products are offered by the Charity's trading companies, which donate their net profits to Age UK (the Charity).

For more information

Contact the Age UK Media team on 020 3033 1430 during office hours (Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30) or for out-of-hours media support please email

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Last updated: Jul 18 2024

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