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Leicester Marathon

Quick facts

Location Leicester, United Kingdom

Distance Marathon

About Leicester Marathon

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.



  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


Aid Stations

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.

Award Medals

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.

Maximum Time

6 hour time limit.


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.


Chip timing available.

Leicester Marathon Route Map

Leicester Marathon Route Map


Victoria Park, Leicester



Victoria Park, Leicester



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.


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.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.