The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is a brand new event for 2013 - and is a first for Yorkshire.
Staged by Marathon Yorkshire Ltd, this much-anticipated run through the heart of York will be the biggest marathon in the whole of the White Rose County. Our aim in establishing this new event was to bring a mass participation marathon closer to home for the thousands of Northern runners eager to push themselves to the ultimate limit. But, with an exceptionally flat and fast course, the marathon is certain to attract athletes from across the UK and beyond.
With the addition of the James Potter Eggs Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay, offering teams of six the chance to complete the marathon course as a relay, and great opportunities for volunteers, the day is certain to offer an amazing experience we hope Yorkshire will be proud of.
Marathon Yorkshire Ltd is a new company founded under the umbrella of Jane Tomlinson's For All Events - the successful organisation which already brings you the popular Leeds, Hull, York and Pennine-Lancashire 10Ks, the Leeds Half Marathon, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District Walking Festivals, the Peak District Walk and the Yorkshire Swimming Festival.
For All Events encompasses the Run For All, Walk For All and Swim For All brands, which have become synonymous with well-organised, quality sporting events throughout Yorkshire and the North of England.
It is also a lasting legacy to 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 terminal cancer.
For more information about For All Events and to find out more about our other challenges, go to www.forallevents.co.uk