Yorkshire Marathon

Race Date: 20th October 2019 at 09.30am

2019 asda foundation yorkshire marathon entries now open! 

We're heading for another sell-out and there's no wonder why. The Yorkshire Marathon is one of the UK's most popular marathons, with places selling out in six consecutive years. 

The Yorkshire Marathon very quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the North's sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of the beautiful city 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 the London Marathon and by the Guardian as a course on which to smash your PB, this race has written its own place in the UK running calendar. 

Achieve a coveted personal best or simply be spurred on by great support and entertainment around the route - the Yorkshire Marathon has all the ingredients to make this an unforgettable experience. To get a flavour of the marathon take a look at the video above!

If you find the idea of taking on the full 26.2 miles too daunting, why not take a look at the Yorkshire 10 Mile or the Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay, where teams can share the distance - but soak up all of the amazing race day atmosphere! 

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. If you'd like to volunteer at the marathon or any of our events, do get in touch for more information. 


Yorkshire Marathon 2018 Review by Bobby Willett

Setting off to complete my drive from sunny Suffolk up to miserable wet and gusty Yorkshire i wasnt expecting the top weekend in which it turned out to be. On alot of running events I find alot of town/city's infastructure struggles to cope with the demand from the huge influx of cars descending onto the area. Not York. Just a short drive from the A64 and i was located within striking distance of York University. Good start.

Race Day

Due to receiving my race pack and race number in the post it meant I didn't have to arrive hours early to que up and collect my race number. On a day like Sunday nobody needed anymore time stood out in the rain. The race village, VIP area and Start/Finish line were all marked and signposted. If you were in any doubt there were plenty of hardy northern volunteers willing to point you in the right direction.

The Race

The course itself mixes a nice balance of urban and rural areas with pockets of supporters throughout. Aid stations were stocked and all volunteers dishing out drinks were great, tops already popped off bottles making things that bit easier. With only 2 energy gel stops on the race i thought there could of been room for an additional gel thus giving that needed boost. Onto the finish line where hundreds of spectators waited to greet you home beneath the finish line arch. A 2.57.29 for me and a PB, Just what I had come to Yorkshire looking for and rounded off a brilliant event.

Now anybody looking to complete a fast and flat marathon at a reasonable price then look no further. Cant wait to sign up again for 2019 lets just hope the sun makes an appearance next year 🙏


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