Entries for the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 2017 are now OPEN! Click here to enter.
The 2016 Yorkshire Marathon Results are also now available. Check your finish time here!
The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the White Rose County's sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of York's splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.
Described by the Daily Mirror as the 'Number 1 Alternative to London', the Guardian also rated it as a perfect run to 'nail your PB!'.
See the marathon's rating on Runner's World.
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. To get a flavour of the marathon take a look at the short video below!
The marathon proved a hit from the word go with all 6,000+ places for the inaugural 2013 event snapped up in just 3 days. Athletes - professional and amateur - came from not only across the UK but from France, Spain, Ireland, the USA, Africa and the Caribbean. Capacity was increased to 7,000 in 2014 and the event was again a complete sell out, with all spots being taken within five hours.
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 in the 'running schedule' offers the chance for teams to get involved, too. Groups of friends or colleagues can complete the course in relay form - each sharing a section of the 26.2 mile course while soaking up the unique atmosphere of a marathon race day. Entries for the 2017 Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay are now open. Click here to enter now!
A huge army of volunteers also contribute to ensuring that the event is one that lives long in the memory. Their efforts help create an experience of which the whole of Yorkshire can be proud.
The marathon is staged by Marathon Yorkshire Ltd, a sister company to Jane Tomlinson's Run For All; the organisation behind the popular Leeds, Hull, York, Nottingham and Burnley 10Ks and the Leeds Half Marathon and Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield. The well-regarded Run For All brand has already become synonymous with well-organised, quality sporting events throughout Yorkshire and the North of England and The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is no different.
For more information about Run For All and to find out more about our other challenges, go to www.runforall.com.
Use of headphones
Aftershokz is the official headphone provider of Run For All. Aftershokz sits comfortably in front of the ear and use bone conduction to deliver sound through the cheekbones to your inner ear. This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you, including marshal instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors.
To safeguard our participants, a number of roads will be closed or have restrictions on the day of the event. Latest road closure details can be downloaded here. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
for a glimpse of the 2016 Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon race guide, click here.
Event VillageWhat is Included in my Entry Fee?
Individual runner number
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.
The University road postcode is YO10 5DD.
A truly Yorkshire Marathon, it promises to showcase the very best of the City of York and its surrounding countryside.
0 - 1 mile - Following a fast start down Green Dykes Lane, the route sweeps round onto Lawrence Street towards the centre, before heading into the historic city through the medieval gateway at Walmgate Bar.
1 - 2 miles - As the route winds through the city centre, take in the iconic sights of York and enjoy the vocal support around the stunning York Minster.
2 - 3 miles - Leaving the city walls behind head out towards Heworth Green, prepare yourself for the first drink station.
3 - 4 miles - Grab a drink at the first drink station and take in the countryside around you.
4 - 5 miles - Continue through the countryside leaving the city behind , you will arrive at the first Marathon Relay change-over point, where you will no doubt get a good cheer. After crossing the bridge over the A64, prepare to wave goodbye to the 10 Mile runners who will head off to the right along Holtby Lane.
5 -6 miles - Leaving the 10 Mile runners at mile 5, pass through the picturesque village of Stockton on the Forest and if you're lucky you might see the 'high-fiving' vicar.
6 -7 miles - Continue along Stockton Lane until you turn right unto Common Lane.
7 - 8 miles - Run along Common Lane past the Snowball Plantation, where you will meet some encouraging entertainment. Just before the 8 mile mark you will turn left into Northgate Lane.
8-9 miles - Follow Northgate Lane to the end and get ready to make a sharp turn to your left.
9 -10 miles - Turn Left and meet the 3rd drinks station before you continue to Upper Helmsley.
10 - 11 miles - Continue through the suburbs of York to Sand Hutton, where you will find the enthusiastic Sand Hutton community with excellent entertainment.
11 - 12 miles - Enjoy the rural run through Buttercrambe Moor Wood, make sure you have a drink at our 4th water station placed along the route.
12 - 13 miles - Continue to the end of Buttercrambe Moor Wood and turn right at the end.
13 - 14 miles - Follow the windy road until you meet with the A166 where you turn left towards Stamford Bridge.
14 - 15 miles - Make your way to Stamford Bridge for your first turning point. You might be able to find on or the other supporter at this point. Make your way towards Murton along the A166.
15 - 16 miles - Continue straight along the A166 through Gate Helmsley where a group of volunteers will provide you will some water.
16 - 17 miles - Make your way towards our second spectator point at Dunnington
17 - 18 miles - Your second turning point is coming up at Murton, before you turn back on yourself and go back on up the A166 to the 6th water station along the route.
18 - 19 miles - Another chance to high five your family and friends at Dunnington while running up the A166
19 - 20 miles - After a great Dunnington celebration it goes straight on the A166 before turning left into Holtby.
20 - 21 miles - Follow the windy road onto Holtby Lane and meet our great volunteer team at the water station.
21 - 22 miles - Continue straight on until you turn left down Bad Bargain Lane. If you are lucky you might even see some entertainment on this leg.
22 - 23 miles - Follow the road along Moor Lane towards Murton Lane.
23 - 24 miles - Wave to the last of the Marathon Relay change-over points and turn west back towards the city. Cross under the A64 and refuel at the final drink station ready for a big finish.
24 - 25 miles - The road follows the beck as it winds through Osbaldwick Village, before you turn left on Tang Hall Lane and re-join the Hull Road.
25 - 26 miles - Head west on Hull Road and steel yourself for the climb towards campus. Pass the start line and feel the buzz from the spectators as they line the descent towards the finish line. Collect your goody bag, post-race drinks and chill out in our event village - you've done it!
Use of headphones
Aftershokz is the official headphone provider of Run For All. Aftershokz sits comfortably in front of the ear and use bone conduction to deliver sound through the cheekbones to your inner ear. This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you, including marshal instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors. Run For All participants can benefit from a special discount - prior to your chosen event you will be sent an email containing the code to obtain this special offer. Click here for more details.
To safeguard our participants, a number of roads will be closed or have restrictions on the day of the event. Latest road closure details can be downloaded here. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience
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 the 10K, 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.
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.
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