Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds half marathon: 5,000 run for charity

About 5,000 runners took part in the Leeds half marathon on Sunday to raise money for charity.

The start of the event was moved from the city's Millennium Square, which can only accommodate 3,800, to The Headrow.

All of the runners were asked to raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research, the UK's largest regional medical research charity.

Last year's event raised nearly £30,000 for the group, which funds research, diagnosis and treatment in the region.

Leeds City Council's executive member for leisure, Adam Ogilvie, said: "The half-marathon is always one of the highlights of the year in Leeds and with more people than ever able to take part it's a fantastic day.

"We are very proud of the event especially as it raises much-needed funds for such a worthwhile cause."

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