2021 Leeds Half Marathon and Leeds 10K postponed for four months to give runners 'every chance of standing on the start line'
Organisers of the 2021 Leeds Half Marathon and Leeds 10K have postponed both events for four months due to Covid restrictions.
Entrants have been informed that the races will now take place on September 5, instead of May 9, to give runners 'every chance of standing on the start line'.
Last year's events were cancelled by race organisers Run For All due to the pandemic.
An e-mail sent to race entrants states: "2020 didn’t quite go to plan for events but we are hoping to give events every chance of taking place in 2021 following the UK Government’s latest announcement regarding the easing of lockdown.
"We know many of you have been eager to know whether both the Leeds Half Marathon and the Leeds 10K will be able to take place this year as planned and we'd like to thank you for your patience.
"Over the past few months our team have been busy working alongside Leeds City Council to ensure we can give you the entrant that much longed for finish line feeling this year.
"And so, we are pleased to announce the wait is over and today we can confirm that the Leeds Half Marathon and Leeds 10K will take place in 2021 but on the postponed event date of Sunday 5th September.
"Whilst the UK’s COVID cases continue to fall and more and more people are being vaccinated in the UK, like many events we need to proceed with caution over the coming months and so the decision to postpone both events to September has been taken to give you every chance of standing on the start line this year."
The message continues: "We hope by postponing to September, this will also allow you additional time to train across the summer and enjoy training again with friends, running clubs and family as lockdown eases over the coming month.
"We hope you can understand our reasoning for the postponement and we look forward to seeing you all on the start line later this year because like you we have missed that event day feeling."
All Leeds Half marathon and Leeds 10K entries will automatically be transferred to the new event date in September.
E-mails will be sent to entrants two months prior to the event to confirm the event will be going ahead as planned.