With a consistently flat and extremely fast course - The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon highlights the very best of York and the North Yorkshire countryside. You'll enter the city walls through Walmgate Bar and enjoy the bustling atmosphere along Parliament Street before passing through St. Helen's Square. Immerse yourself in impressive architecture such as The Mansion House and the famous Betty's tea rooms before catching your first glimpse of the imposing York Minster. You'll leave the city walls via the ornate Monk Bar and can speed on through mile upon mile of flat landscape around the Vale of York and the pretty villages and towns of North and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
So, whether you're a seasoned runner or you're running for charity, The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is suitable for adults of all abilities.
Achieve a coveted personal best or simply be spurred on by great support and entertainment around the route - The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has all the ingredients to make this an unforgettable experience. Take a look at last year's action in the video below!
As general places sold out in a matter of hours, the only way to secure a spot in the 2014 Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is through charity places.
A number of good causes have guaranteed places in the marathon including the marathon's official partner charities. Click any of the links to be directed to the charity's sites and please be aware that you will need to contact the charity direct - we are unable to allocate places on their behalf.
Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Macmillan Cancer Support, Candlelighters, CLIC Sargent - for children with cancer, Martin House Children's Hospice, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Parkinson's, St Leonard's Hospice, Sue Ryder, Breast Cancer Haven.
Other charities with places are:
Border Collie Rescue, Bluebell Wood, My Sister's Place, Open Arms Malawi, Leeds Mencap, Sheffield Hospital Charity, Yorkshire Children's Centre, Epilepsy Action, Carer's Resource, RSPCA, CAFOD, Breast Cancer Campaign, MS Society, Teenage Cancer Trust, Diabetes UK, The Disabilities Trust, Overgate Hospice, SASH, Cystic Fibrosis Trust; Meningitis Now, Myasthenia Gravis Association, Leeds Children's Hospital, Guy Francis Bone Cancer Research Fund, St Gemma's Hospice, Action for Children, Stroke Association, Leeds Rugby Foundation, Children's Heart Surgery Fund; York Hospital Appeal; St Michael's Hospice
*Registration fees will go to Marathon Yorkshire Ltd to cover event costs, with any profits going directly to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. All entrants are encouraged to fundraise for the charity of their choice. Under UK Athletic rules and regulations, participants must be at least 18 years of age on race day - UKA Licence Number: 2014-9616.
What is Included in my Entry Fee?
- Individual runner number
- Baggage store
- Water and energy drinks on course and at the finish
- Personal chip timing with live split timing and a print-out available at the finish
- Finisher's tech t-shirt and medal to showcase your achievement
- Impressive prize structure and category prizes
The University of York will welcome The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, hosting the event village as well as the start and finish. The Heslington Campus boasts a range of modern facilities, alongside historic 16th Century buildings, and will be the perfect host for the event hub.
Travel to the event hub via our dedicated Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon park and ride service to be greeted by our enthusiastic event marshals and take advantage of our pre-event facilities, including the baggage store. You'll then be guided through the stunning campus to absorb the atmosphere at the start on University Road.
You're sure to be cheered along the fantastic home straight back along University Road to finish in triumph. Don't forget to "Do the Y" as you cross the line! Passing through the finish area you'll collect water and an energy drink to replenish and rehydrate, and your finisher's goody bag to showcase your achievement and tell everyone "you completed the big one!" The event hub will be buzzing with lots of post-race facilities and is a great place to spend time celebrating your achievement with friends and family. Learn about the great work of our charity partners in the charity village, collect a print out of your personal chip and split times or relax in one of the many catering outlets available on campus before heading home or taking advantage of all the City of York has to offer.
A truly Yorkshire Marathon, it promises to showcase the
very best of the City of York and its surrounding
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Results & Photographs
Race results will be available online immediately upon completion of the event. Participants entering a mobile phone number when registering will also receive a congratulatory text message detailing their finish time.
Personal chip time results including split timing from around the route at the10K, half marathon and 30K marks will also be available as print outs at the finish.
Marathon-photos hope to photograph every participant around the course and as you celebrate your achievement at the finish. Be sure to smile as you cross the finish line and visit our dedicated "Do The Y" photo-podium for a snap with your finisher's medal. Event photographs will be available to view and purchase online within 5 days of the event.
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