06 October 2019
The astonishing 2012 discovery and 2013 identification of the remains of King Richard III in a Leicester car park sparked a flurry of developments, including a spiffing visitor centre on the site, and the restoration of the cathedral, where the king was reburied in 2015. And sporting history was made in 2016, when Leicester City Football Club won the Premier League against 5000:1 odds at the beginning of the season, having never won a top division championship in the club's 132-year existence.With that being said, the Leicester Marathon is the place to be!!The Leicester Marathon is popular and ever-growing race. There is also a Leicester Half Marathon.
The race starts and finishes at Victoria Park. From there, runners follow a loop, heading out into surrounding countryside, then back towards the finish line.
will pass through some of the beautiful undulating countryside Leicester has to offer, before returning along the 13.1mile half marathon route to Victoria Park via New Walk.
Leicester does have parking available but we can not gaurantee where this will be or how much. The car parks will be well sign posted but we recommend using public transport.
Water stations are provided every 3 miles, gels are available on the marathon route from mile 9 and onwards, and the toilets are located at mile 6, mile 15 and mile 19.
Winners trophy, prize money and gift for both male and female 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the marathon and the Half. Also 1st V40, 1stV50, 1stV60, 1st V70 will be awarded.
Chip timing available.
6 hour time limit.