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SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER 2016, 10.30am

John Charles Centre for Sport, South Leeds


You will be hard pushed to find a more varied, multi terrain, traffic free course than Leeds Christmas 10k Challenge. After leaving the springy flat track at John Charles Stadium, your Christmas spirit will be tested on the hills and woodland paths of Middleton Park.  A great opportunity to get cheered on by friends, family and our musical marshals during this multi lap course.  Leeds Christmas 10k Challenge now in its fifth year, is a firm favourite with both recreational and club runners alike.

Chip timed, T-Shirt and a mince pie for all finishers


We have a new 2 lap route for 2016 – for you regulars – it’s a real mix of the two previous routes


See you on the 11th December

Laura and Alice
Leeds Christmas 10k Race Directors


It was a icy start to race day and a tree falling across the route over night was enough to get our hearts racing. However by 10.30am, you all set off to take on our challenging route.  Despite of falling temperatures and the tree chicane, some excellent results were recorded.  Ben Douglas, of Notts AC, achieved a new course record with the winning mens time of 34mins 27.  The womens event was won by Johanna Winks of Halifax Harriers and AC in an excellent 41 mins 56.  Will anyone take the V50 record from Martin Hall (Spenborough & District AC) who topped the podium for the 4th year running.  Another long term winner, Hilary Wharam, of Look North fame, also won her category for the 4th time and beating her own course record.

If you would like this event to be part of your club championship, please get in touch as we can offer your club discounted entry for next year. 


All of the results are online here and the photos are on our facebook page  Please feel free to tag yourself and friends in them!  A gallery will feature on the website soon too.



We hope you enjoyed Hunslets Hawks Phoenix bar, we love the warm space and friendly atmosphere before and after the race.  We have been delighted with the success of Leeds Christmas 10k Challenge and its popularity over the last four years.  We are always keen to keep improving the event and hear your views, please click here to leave any feedback or suggestions.


A final big thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make the day run smoothly and cheerfully.  We look forward to seeing you next year!

Happy Christmas and New Year,



Hunslet Hawks
We are very happy to be working in partnership with the Hunslet Hawks.
Thank you to their supporters for the use of the bar, giving out the finisher gifts and even putting on refreshments for before and after the race.



Last year’s race photos can be found at the tab on the bottom of the page and also on our facebook page.  You can also follow us on Twitter @LeedsXmas10k If you fancy a road 10k in March then why not take a look at Sheffield Varsity 10k?

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Keep up to date with the weather forecast on the lead up to the race here.