The second Sunday in October will be a huge day for thousands of runners when they line up for the 2015 Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.
First held in 2013, the event has quickly established itself as one of the highlights on the county’s sporting calendar. It provides an ideal opportunity for people to conquer a personal challenge and raise money for one of the marathon’s 10 partner charities or a good cause of their own choice.
This popular and picturesque run - flatter and faster than London, Paris, Chicago and Berlin - takes participants past some of York's splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes. Enthusiastic crowds, on-course entertainment and friendly volunteers are key features of the event.
And for those people who find the idea of taking on the full 26.2 miles too daunting, the inclusion of the Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay allows teams of friends or colleagues to split the distance into six legs.
The marathon is staged by Marathon Yorkshire Ltd - a sister company to Jane Tomlinson's Run For All, the organisation behind a string of popular charity road races across the North. Run For All is part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE who raised almost £2m for charity through a series of endurance challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
For more information visit www.runforall.com or www.theyorkshiremarathon.com.
Since it launched its flagship Leeds 10K back in 2007, Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All has established itself as the team behind the best-loved 10K series in the North of England. Now hosting hugely popular 10Ks in Leeds, York, Hull and across the Pennines in Burnley. In 2013 alone an estimated 20,000 runners took part in the Asda Foundation 10K series.