Just days left to get discount for Abbey Dash in Leeds

Date:15th November 2015. Picture James Hardisty.  Abbey Dash 2015, pictured Runners making their way along Wellington Street, Leeds.
Date:15th November 2015. Picture James Hardisty. Abbey Dash 2015, pictured Runners making their way along Wellington Street, Leeds.
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TIME is running out to get a place in the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2016 at a reduced price.

Participants have just until Wednesday to secure a place in the Yorkshire Evening Post-backed 10k event for £20. After that registration is £24.

The dash will see 12,000 runners take to the streets of Leeds on November 6 and put their best foot forward for the fundraiser to support vulnerable older people.

Celebrating its 31st year, the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash is popular with fun ­runners, celebrities and elite athletes alike and has been hailed one of the best races in the country by Men’s Running magazine.

Participants who sign up will be raising funds to help Age UK make a crucial difference to the lives of older people.

Research from the charity shows that one in four people aged 65 and over feel they have no one to go to for help and support.

Age UK wants to combat this by providing companionship, advice and support to people facing later life alone, and Leeds Abbey Dash runners can help.

Some funds raised this year will enable Age UK Leeds, to provide services and programmes targeted at lonely older people in the city.

Lydia Curran, head of events at Age UK, said: “Everyone who signs up to the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash will be raising funds to help Age UK tackle this widespread problem.

“It’s a fantastic event for runners of all abilities to be a part of and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible supporting Age UK.”

The junior race is £8 to enter. To sign up visit www.ageuk.org.uk/dash.

For any enquiries about the event or support with fundraising, email 10k@ageuk.org.uk or call 0800 169 87 87.

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