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!
*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.
To download a copy of The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon race guide please click here.
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 race 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. The marathon starts at 9.30am.
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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*Course and elevation subject to change.
Spectators are an integral part of The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon experience and the aim of the Spectator Map is to help people catch a glimpse of friends and family along the course by providing spectators with information about timings, travel, facilities and access restrictions.
The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon course boasts a unique combination of historic city sights and beautiful rural scenery before returning to the traditional University of York Heslington Campus. As a result, the course offers many opportunities for spectators as well as runners.
Remember that thousand of spectators are expected to line the course for The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon and, inevitably, there will be peak times where spectators points will be bery busy. Please be patient when travelling between spectator points and consider planning a second option in case your first spectator point is too busy.
Plusnet Spectator Points
Catch all of the action from the best 'seats' in the house at our Plusnet Motivation Stations around the course. For spectators there'll be plenty of action, local amenities, entertainment and prizes up for grabs at the dedicated points located at St Sampsons Square, Stamford Bridge and the corner of Church Balk and Stamford Bridge Road in Dunnington. A special bus service will be in operation during the day to get to these locations so you can motivate the runners at some of the hardest points along the course.
Be prepared for what the weather might throw at us - and bring along suitable clothing if you're planning on staying a while.
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New for 2014 is a designated spectator bus service transporting people from the University of York out on route to Plusnet spectator points at Dunnington and Stamford Bridge.
Tickets are available for £3 and entitle spectators to unlimited travel on the day between the 3 locations.
To book these tickets, please click here. A limited number will be available on the day, priced at £5. However, with spaces on the spectator service very limited people are urged to book early to avoid disappointment. For more information about facilities located at each spectator point click here.
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.
Travel & Accommodation
- A dedicated 'Park & Run' service at Elvington Airfield will enable runners and non-runners to park stress-free and travel to the event. These spaces MUST be booked in advance. Cars are free and the coach is £5 return per passenger - the price of which covers the cost of providing the service.
- A regular event shuttle bus service for participants will operate from York Railway Station. Places again need to be booked in advance with tickets priced at £5 to cover costs.
- New for 2014, a designated spectator bus service will operate from the University of York to Plusnet Spectator Points at Dunnington and Stamford Bridge. Tickets are available for £3 and entitle spectators to unlimited travel between the 3 locations on event day.
Event official transport tickets can be booked here.
Two drop-off points will operate on the campus of the University of York, where the event starts and finishes. Once a participant has been dropped off, the driver will need to park the car off-site. The easiest place to do this is in the city centre. To view the drop off loops, please see the map(s) below:
Additional local bus services will operate from the city centre to the University. Runners and spectators are advised that this service is not provided by The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, but local operators and therefore cannot be pre-booked.
Staging an event such as The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon will necessitate a certain number of road closures. While we always endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum, a certain amount is, unfortunately, inevitable. We would like to apologise in advance for any incovenience.
Residents and visitors planning to travel near the area on race day should look at the full list of road closures and leave themselves extra time for their journeys. Similarly, marathoners are advised to ensure they leave themselves plenty of time to get to the event.
The full list of road closures can be found here.
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