The Yorkshire Marathon Festival returns this weekend – and is celebrating a huge milestone.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Yorkshire Marathon Festival.
Comprising of the Yorkshire Marathon, Yorkshire 10 Mile and Yorkshire Marathon Relay, more than 10,000 participants have signed up to to take part in the races.
The Yorkshire Marathon Festival will take place on Sunday 15 October 2023.
Look out for YorkMix Radio too, who will be hosting the Dunnington cheer point.
The Yorkshire Marathon Festival is staged under the umbrella of Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, the UK’s largest not-for-profit events company.
Launched in 2013, the Yorkshire Marathon Festival was born with the aim of giving all abilities the opportunity to take part, achieve something amazing and to facilitate fundraising efforts for many local and national charities.
Since 2013, over 90,000 participants have taken part in the event and over £7.5 million has been raised for charity.
Starting and finishing at the University of York, the Yorkshire Marathon will get underway at 9:30am, followed by the Yorkshire 10 Mile at 10:15am.
The marathon course will take in the sights of the city, such as York Minster and the ancient city walls, before travelling north eastwards out of the city.
Participants will travel through Stockton on the Forest, Grange Wood, Upper Helmsley, Stamford Bridge, Gate Helmsley, Turkers Wood, Murton, Osbaldwick and back towards Heslington.
The Yorkshire 10 Mile takes in much of the same route over a shorter distance. The Yorkshire Marathon Relay sees teams of six colleagues, friends or teammates come together to each take on a leg of the marathon, to complete the full marathon distance.
Harvey Gration, the son of the late broadcaster Harry Gration MBE is set to officially get the 10th Yorkshire Marathon Festival underway. Harvey will be running the marathon in aid of Myleoma UK.
Marathon runners will also be joined by a host of famous faces including British rugby league coach and former professional player, Jamie Jones Buchanan MBE, and comedians Rob Deering and Paul Tonkinson.
This year’s Yorkshire Marathon Festival will also highlight the incredible communities in and around the city – from music groups, running clubs, volunteers, schools and universities.
A number of road closures and restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of all those taking part. Visit here for full details of the road closures and other traffic restrictions.
Entries for the Yorkshire Marathon are now closed, but entries for the Yorkshire 10 Mile are still open. To find out more and to sign up, visit the Run For All website.