Leeds Abbey Dash 2018: Early bird offer nears deadline

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Time is running out to snap up early bird places for the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2018.

Runners wanting to sign up for this year’s event have until the end of the month to take advantage of discounted entry rates.

Abbey Dash,  Leeds     2017   5th nov

Abbey Dash, Leeds 2017 5th nov

The race will once again see thousands of runners pound the pavements of Leeds this November and helps raise funds that will make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable older people in Yorkshire.

Early bird rates will end on Tuesday, July 31 for the popular event, which is now in its 33rd year.

The Dash is fast becoming a record-breaking course - popular with fun-runners, celebrities and elite athletes alike, the flat course is known for achieving Personal Bests.

Last year’s spectacle saw athlete Eilish McColgan break the female 10K course record, completing the course in an impressive 32 minutes and five seconds.

Abbey Dash,  Leeds     2017   5th nov

Abbey Dash, Leeds 2017 5th nov

Age UK is now calling on first-time runners as well as experienced runners to sign up and do so before the end of the month to take advantage of cheaper entry fees . This year’s race is on Sunday, November 4.

There is the standard 10k distance event for adults (ages 15 and above) and 2k ‘Junior Dash’ event for eight to 14-year-olds.

The early bird registration fee is priced at £23* (£21 UKA affiliated) but after the July 31 deadline it increase to £26.

The Junior Dash is £8 to enter.

All finishers will receive a limited edition Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2018 t-shirt and medal.

The Elite Wheelchair race is also open for registration. The early bird rate is also £23* and then £26 after July 31.

Runners keen to sign up to the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash should visit www.ageuk.org.uk/dash.

For any enquiries about the event, email 10k@ageuk.org.uk or alternatively you can call 0800 169 87 87.