Leeds Marathon and Half Marathon


Event Type:Running

Distance:Multiple Distances

Registration fee:From £20

Minimum sponsorship:From £200

Event date:12th May 2024

Take part in the Leeds Marathon Festival as part of our #WishHero team and make a wish come true for a critically ill child.

About the event

Be a part of Yorkshire's largest and loudest running events in 2024! The 2023 Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon saw over 10,000 participants take to the street of Leeds, taking in some of the city's most scenic countryside and outer suburbs

Half the distance (but just as great) is the Leeds Half Marathon. Register for either the half or full marathon today and grant wishes with every step you take on the #WishHero team. 

   Join the #WishHero Team

Registration Options

Marathon: Pay a registration fee of £25 and raise a minimum of £300

Half Marathon: Pay a registration fee of £20 and raise a minimum of £200

Sign up for your Charity Place in the Leeds Marathon or Half Marathon directly through Make-A-Wish here and be a part of team #WishHero for 2024!

How we'll support you

  • A free #WishHero running top and fundraising pack
  • Access to our online training hub and app
  • Regular support emails, key information and fundraising tips
  • Any fundraising materials you may require
  • Dedicated member of the Events Team to help

Why run for Make-A-Wish?

By supporting Make-A-Wish UK and becoming a #WishHero in the Leeds Marathon or Half Marathon in 2024, you'll be transforming lives for children like George, from Harrogate. George wished 'to be a Ghostbuster for the day' - his wish was made possible because of #WishHeroes like you. Read all about how George saved Leeds Central Library below...

George's wish

8 years old


"I wish to be a Ghostbuster"

Read about George's wish

"It’s really made us grateful and feel that we’re not alone. So many people came together to recognise what he’s been through but also what families like us go through. It’s given us something that George will take with him for the rest of his life."

Jane, George's mum