Make 2022 #YourYorkshire
3 December 2021
3 December 2021
The Yorkshire Marathon Festival, today launches its 2022 campaign, #YourYorkshire. The campaign champions the inclusivity, community spirit, camaraderie and warmth of the Yorkshire Marathon Festival while welcoming runners of all abilities and ages, from outside and in the Yorkshire region to take part in next year’s event.
On Sunday 16th October, the historic streets of York will once again come alive as runners, from across the UK and beyond, will pull on their trainers and take part in the 9th Yorkshire Marathon Festival. Participants will be able to take on the iconic 26.2 mile challenge, Yorkshire 10 Mile or the Yorkshire Marathon relay.
Whether participants are fundraising for a special cause, looking for an excuse to wear fancy dress or aiming to smash a PB, whatever the goal or reason, the 2022 Yorkshire Marathon Festival is #YourYorkshire.
The Yorkshire Marathon Festival prides itself on giving everyone the opportunity to take part and achieve something amazing, whether entrants run, job or walk – the 2022 Yorkshire Marathon Festival is #YourYorkshire.
To mark the launch of #YourYorkshire, a powerful and short video featuring the vibrant atmosphere, friendly crowds and stunningly scenic route that shouts Yorkshire pride, has been released. The video can be found here
Over the next ten months, we will be celebrating the many reasons for taking part in the Yorkshire Marathon Festival and we will be encouraging our audience to share their reasons for taking part.
Nette Taylor, a previous participant of the Yorkshire Marathon said, “I totally love the Yorkshire Marathon, I’ve run four of these now and for an Essex girl who has a 400mile round trip to get there that’s got to say something. By far the best marathon in the UK in my opinion. The Yorkshire Marathon do it so well, the communication, the guide book, the laid back yet highly efficient attitude is what sets Yorkshire apart.”
Jonny Fallas, another previous participant, said “I love the Yorkshire Marathon and have taken part every year for the atmosphere and route. It’s a very friendly event with everyone out to help each other and great support around the course. The route is a food mix of rural and urban communities and rolling enough to keep you interested. Without a doubt my favourite event course and I am looking forward to this year’s event and many more to come.”
Steve Gaughan, another previous participant, said “The Yorkshire Marathon takes place in my home city of York and it truly is one of the best races in the country. I’ve ran it 6 times, this includes one world record attempt, one race with torrential rain and one race PB. One thing that remains consistent is the amazing support from the volunteers and the Yorkshire crowd, the noise up the final hill from the crowd and through the sprint finish is loud, passionate and addictive! I took part to challenge myself physically and mentally, to raise money for a number of different cancer charities and for the fabulous shiny medals and finish line photos!”
The Yorkshire Marathon Festival is staged under the umbrella of Jane Tomlinson's Run For All, the not-for-profit organisation behind the popular 10K Series, plus, half marathons in Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and Derby.
Runners are invited to run for fun, for a charity close to their heart or for one of the event’s partner charities which include, Candlelighters, Macmillan Cancer Support, the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, St Leonard’s Hospice, Martin House, The Children’s Hospital Charity, The Children’s Air Ambulance, Mind Leeds & York, St Gemma’s Hospice & the Alzheimer’s Society.
Entries into next year’s Yorkshire Marathon Festival are available here