What do you get for your money?
T-shirt, but no medals. They stopped doing medals for a few years now. All made up by a great atmosphere though!
It's a very fast out and back course to Kirkstall Abbey.
Defintely one for nailing a PB.
Hi Blef. This is a charity event for 'Help The Aged' so it is quite expensive and no freebies bar the t-shirt. The last time I did it the t-shirt was sent out with the number, I would rather they handed them out afterwards so that we had something to help keep warm when we are standing on the town hall steps post-race! - it is November after all.
As Gramck says it is a very fast out & back course, you get to see the sub 30 min guys coming back the other way! Early start at 9:30 usually.
Hi Blef, Gramck and Wardi,
There will be brand new Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash wickable technical t shirts for every finisher at the end of the race this year.
It will be a 9.30 a.m. start and we're expecting to see some very fast times again.
We're also hoping to have some exciting extra goodies on race day.
Matt, Team Age UK
Hi Matt, that is great news about the T-shirt! Definitely more useful and will get worn more often! Looking forward to it. Any possibility of the medals coming back?
Hi Sticky88, we're finalising the goodies finishers will receive over the next week or so. Medals are definitely still in the conversation, as are (fingers crossed) one or two new goodies.
Will you be running the Dash this year?
Matt, Team Age UK
Woohoo....That sounds very positive, Matt, about the goody bag content. I have 'dashed' a few times (and enjoyed every single one of them!), and only ever had one medal some years ago.
Yes I'm running this year, wouldn't want to miss the great atmosphere! Very much looking forward to it.
Thanks Sticky88, that's great to hear. We're hoping to build on the atmosphere of the race with our radio partners (Radio Aire and Magic) and have some new ideas for entertainment around the course too.
Thanks againg for supporting the Dash and we look forward to seeing you in November!
I agree with Sticky88 that a medal would be most acceptable.
Goody bags are generally a waste of time as the stuff in them is hardly worth the effort ( except for one or two notable exceptions)
In general a technical t-shirt and a medal are all that is required and I am prepared to accept the cost in order to provide these momentos.
Should have recovered from the Liverpool Marathon on 15th October to allow a couple of weeks running before this.
See if i can beat last years time.
has anyone got a map of the course please? I do not know the Leeds area and running this blind so was thinking of driivng round the course the week or so before to get some idea of layot etc? thanks M
Hi Margaret, it starts outside Leeds Town Hall, past Yorkshire Evening Post towards Kirstall Road, straight on until Kirstall Abbey, turn left and around where there is a gap in the central barrier, back towards Leeds Town hall
Yep, a fast race (but not a scenic one). Missed it last year due to injury but hope to be in one piece this time.
Does anyone know if the Abbey Dash has kilometre markers?
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