Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds half marathon attracts 6,000 runners

About 6,000 people took part in the Leeds half marathon to help raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity.

Runners tackled a 13.1m (21km) route that started in The Headrow and finished in Millennium Square.

Competitors were encouraged to raise funds for their local hospice by organisers Jane Tomlinson's Run For All.

Mrs Tomlinson, from Leeds, raised more than £1.5m before her death after being diagnosed with cancer in 2000.

In 2012 runners in Leeds helped raise more than £150,000 for charity.

About 1,500 young people took part in the junior and mini runs and about 75 teams of six completed the corporate relay challenge.

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