YOUNg runners are on their marks for a fundraising run which will benefit children with learning disabilities.
Around 1,500 youngsters are set to take part in this year’s Arena Group Leeds Mini and Junior Run.
The event, taking place on the same day as the Leeds Half Marathon, is also organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All.
The biggest free children’s event of its kind in Yorkshire, this year participants will be encouraged to raise cash for Leeds Mencap.
Cath Lee, CEO of Leeds Mencap said: “All the monies raised from this fun sporting event will help support our children and young people’s projects, from our Hawthorn Family Support Centre for very young children with a learning disability through to the Friday Club which for 18 to 25-year-olds.
“We would encourage each runner to try to raise as much as they can to help young people in Leeds with learning disabilities who need that extra support to learn new skills, conquer boundaries and take part in activities all children and young people like to do.”
The event, on May 12, includes a 1.5km mini course for three to eight-year-olds and a 2.5km route for nine to 14-year-olds.
Both start and finish in Millennium Square.
Mini and Junior Run event lead Tristan Batley-Kyle said: “It’s a great way for them to get involved in sport in a safe and fun environment.
“This year, they’ll be raising money for a great cause, too. Leeds Mencap does amazing work and we’re proud that our little runners will be helping children with learning disabilities.”
Enter via www.forallevents.co.uk/run-for-all.