Star helps make sure the Abbey Dash will rock

Peanut from the Kaiser Chiefs. PIC: Simon Hulme
Peanut from the Kaiser Chiefs. PIC: Simon Hulme

PEANUT FROM the Kaiser Chiefs will be among the thousands of runners putting their best foot forward for this year’s Abbey Dash.

The star said it was a ‘great buzz’ to be coming home to Leeds and running the fast course alongside elite runners.

“I’m made up to be taking part in the Dash again this year. It’s also a great opportunity to raise money for Age UK who are helping to support vulnerable older people, who particularly need our help over the cold winter months,” he said.

“Wishing everyone good luck with their training and I’ll see you at the start line in November.”

The Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2017, which is backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post, will see 12,000 runners take to the streets of Leeds on November 5 for the fundraiser to support vulnerable older people.

Participants who sign up will be raising funds to help Age UK make a crucial difference.

Now in its 32nd year, the event 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 and Women’s Running magazines.

Age UK is calling on first-time runners as well as experienced runners to sign up. In addition to the 10k event for adults there is a 2k Junior Dash event for 8 - 14 year olds.

To sign up visit For any inquiries about the event, email or call 0800 169 87 87.

*See the YEP on November 6 for full coverage.