All places in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon have been snapped up each year since its launch in 2013 and the fifth running of this White Rose favourite, on Sunday October 8th, is shaping up to be another winner.
It is easy to see why the event has become a highlight on the North’s running calendar and is considered a “must do” by so many people.
With a largely flat and fast course taking in the historic heart of York, country lanes and attractive villages, the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is a run that appeals to all, from the seasoned veteran to the marathon novice.
Large and enthusiastic crowds offering great support, uplifting on-course entertainment and a warm Yorkshire welcome are features of an event which raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes.
The friendliness which is a hallmark of the run is exemplified by the Rev Canon Terry Joyce, famed for his hi-fiving of the competitors as they make their way through Stockton-on-the-Forest.
For those who don’t fancy 26.2 miles, the corporate relay splits the race into six legs – all the buzz of marathon day without all the distance.
The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon stands as part of the lasting legacy of the late fundraiser and campaigner Jane Tomlinson, who raised almost £2m for charity by tackling a series of epic challenges, including cycling over 4,000 miles across America, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
To enter the 2017 event go to www.theyorkshiremarathon.com.