It will be the 34th running of the Asda Foundation Leeds Half Marathon which raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity each year.

The race is organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All in partnership with Leeds City Council. Run For All is now advising runners, spectators, residents and visitors that a number of the city’s roads will be closed or have access restricted to ensure the safety of all those taking part.

Closures will begin from 4am and will affect roads around the 13.1-mile course. Routes will reopen on a rolling timetable as soon as it is safe to do so.

The race starts at 9.30am in The Headrow and the course takes the field out of the city centre, along Meanwood Road, Stonegate Road, a section of the Ring Road, down Butcher Hill and Hawksworth Road, along Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road and back into the city centre to finish in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square.

Among the city centre roads affected by the closures are: The Headrow; Cookridge Street; Westgate; New Briggate; Great George Street between Calverley Street and Woodhouse Lane; Upper Basinghall Street and North Street.
Away from the city centre, Meanwood Road; Bentley Lane; Stainbeck Avenue; Stonegate Road; King Lane; Weetwood Road; Spen Road, Hawksworth Road, Abbey Road, Commercial Road and Kirkstall Road are also among the roads affected.

A full list of road closures is available at

People with queries or wanting further information can visit or call 0113 8267760.

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All head of events, said: “The Leeds Half Marathon is extremely popular and attracts thousands of entrants every year who support some wonderful causes.

“Of course the safety of all those involved is paramount and so, as with any event of this size, some road closures will be necessary. Unfortunately, a certain amount of disruption is inevitable and we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. All closures will be lifted as soon as possible.”