Run 5.30 Leicester

After making an international debut in the UK last year, the unique Italian phenomenon Run 5.30 is quickly growing as it finds its second English destination in Leicester.

Run 530 Leicester

At 5.30am on Friday 8th July, whilst most of the city is sleeping, early birds from across Leicestershire will be making the most of the morning; donning brightly coloured t-shirts and lacing up their trainers for a 5.3k run.

Nik Emmonds, Account Director for Events at Perfect Motion said:

"Run 5.30 is such a different concept and it was so well received by Nottingham in 2015. Since then there has been an amazing amount of interest from other cities so we're really happy to be bringing it to Leicester this year. Whether people choose to run or walk the route, it doesn't matter. It's a social even and we found the camarderie last year was great with everyone cheering people across the finish line and chatting over their breakfast before heading to work,"

The Leicester route will take runners from Victoria Park into the city passing some best known and loved landmarks such as New Walk and the Cathedral before ending back in the park. At the end of the 5.3k, participants will be greeted across the finish line with a healthy fruit-filled breakfast; the perfect way to start a Friday.

You can stay up to date with Run 5.30 news on Twitter: @Run530UK and on Facebook: 'Run530 UK' and through the event hashtags #Run530 and #Run530Leicester.

To download the Run 5.30 Leicester Info Pack please click here.  

You can sign up for Run 5.30 Leicester here.