Event information


What is Your Yorkshire?

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The Yorkshire Marathon has been a monster success since day one. In many ways it’s the jewel in the White Rose County's sporting crown.

We like to think every element of The Yorkshire Marathon is charged with Yorkshire Spirit. Since the inaugural event in 2013, the event has got bigger and bigger.  Every year, thousands of runners of all abilities take to its truly breathtaking course.

But you’ll never be far from the locals who will be out in force to cheer you along. The event is now such a global draw that spectators come from across the world to be part of the experience and to add their support.

As you head along University Road to the finish, remember; it’s tradition to "do the Y" as you cross the line. Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire!

Whether you’re aiming to smash your PB or just looking to cross the finish line, the Yorkshire Marathon is the perfect experience for beginners and experienced athletes alike.

info Tracker App

You can keep track of your favourite runners, whether they are friends, family, elite runners of famous faces with the 'Yorkshire Marathon' tracking app on race day. Simply go to the App Store or Google Play to download it free of charge. You can then search by surnames or running number and follow the runners(s) as they make their way around the course - updates will appear as they cross the timing mats; which are located at 10k intervals and the half way point.



Online entries for the Yorkshire Marathon are now open

Entrants must be 18 years or over on event day.



  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Quality tech T-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
  • A fantastic experience!

Event timings

Event timings

07.00 Race office , baggage store and assembly areas open to participants
09.10 Mass warm-up
09.25 Wheelchair race starts
09.30 Race starts

Route Map

Route Map

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Campus Map

Campus Map

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(subject to change)

Elevation Map

Elevation Map



Race Office

Opens at 7.00am in the Event Village.

Baggage Store

Opens at 7:00am in the Event Village. You will be able to retrieve your baggage from the same place after your run.

Water and energy stations

Bottled water will be available at every 3 miles throughout the course. High 5 energy gel stations are at 9, 15 and 21 miles and High 5 tabs are at 6, 12 and 18 miles. Water, High 5, and a pint of well deserved Erdinger Alkoholfrei will be available at the finish.


Post-event massage will be available in the exhibition centre which is a short walk from the finish on route to the event village and Park and Ride.

Charity village

The Yorkshire Marathon partners with several local and national charities. Our partner charities will have a presence within the Event Village to meet and greet their runners and raise awareness of the important work they do.

Support & entertainment

A variety of performers and charity cheerleaders will be on hand to keep you motivated around the course. We have Rock Choir, City of York Pipe Band, The Gershwin Gang, Marc Gunjal, Tengu Taiko and Humber Drum Circles. Give them a shout out when you see them.

First aid

Should you find you require medical assistance, personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed first aid stations located near to the water stations. There will also be a first aid unit and recovery area located near to the finish.



SHOKZ – approved headphones for RUN FOR ALL events

Using bone conduction technology award winning SHOKZ (formerly AfterShokz) deliver stereophonic sound through your cheekbones to your inner ear.

This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you including traffic, emergency vehicles and other warning noises as well as race instructions from marshals and fellow competitors -potentially preventing accidents caused by traditional headphones and earbuds that block out these sounds.

Bone-conduction is exclusively approved for use by UK Athletics. Official Headphone Partners of England, Scottish, Welsh Athletics and Athletics Northern Ireland.

15% discount offer. 

There is a 15% discount offer for all Run for All entrants. To receive this discount, entrants must purchase SHOKZ headphones via Up & Running and use a specific code. To receive this discount code, please contact our admin team via our contact us form here.


Race number information

Race number delivery

Race number delivery

Your race number will posted to the address that you entered when you registered for the event. Race numbers will start to be posted to your registered address. 

If for any reason your number doesn't arrive you will need to collect it from the race office during the event weekend.

Further details will be shared shortly. If you are activating a charity entry your race pack will be sent by Run For All but you will need to contact your chosen charity direct for any fundraising pack and t-shirt. 

Address changes

If you have changed address since registration, it is your responsibility to inform us. However, we will also be sending out an email around eight weeks before the event to ask if you have changed address recently.

What if I'm coming from overseas?

Race numbers will not be posted to those participants who provided a postal address located outside of the UK as we can’t guarantee the safe delivery of the race number.

However, if you do have a UK address that your race number can be posted to prior to the event, please contact us at info@runforall.com with details. Alternatively you will be able to collect your race number from the Race Office on the event weekend. Opening hours of the Race Office will be detailed on our website at www.runforall.com in the week prior to the event.

Using your race number bib

Using your race number bib

  • Timing chip

  • Bib number

  • Arm position

  • Keep your number safe

  • Disposal

Your race pack

Your race pack

Important event day information will be sent to you by email and will also be available online.

Please add Run For All to your safe senders list to ensure you receive our key messages. If you’re not receiving our emails, please check your junk folder just in case.

Your race pack will contain two items:

  • Your race number with timing chip (baggage label attached)

info Can't run anymore?

Race numbers cannot be interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified

Park and Run tickets

Park & Run

Park & Run


Run For All, with the support of York Pullman and Elvington Airfield, will be offering a Park and Run service for participants and spectators of the Yorkshire Marathon Festival. This will entail regular bus services running between our dedicated parking site at Elvington Airfield, our University of York Event Village and various spectator points across the course.

This service will help settle your pre-race nerves and take the hassle out of event-day travel.

Please note that the bus journey from the parking site to the Event Village will take approximately 20 minutes. Please allow for an additional 10 minutes to walk between the Event Village and the start-line.

Click here to purchase your tickets

info FREE for under 5s

Please note: The Park and Run service is free for children under 5. You are not required to purchase a ticket for them.

Park and Run Tickets

Park and Run Tickets

Key locations

Key locations

Parking site location

Elvington Airfield, Elvington, York YO41 4AU Note: This is a dog-free site. GOLD and GREEN routes.

Spectator point location 1

Stamford Bridge spectator hub, Stamford Bridge, York YO41 1AX. Note: Bus will stop in nearby village of Stamford Bridge. BLUE and GOLD routes.

Event village location

University of York Campus South, Heslington, York YO10 5NJ. All routes.

Spectator point location 2

Dunnington spectator hub, Dunnington, York YO19 5LL. Note: Bus will stop in nearby village of Dunnington. BLUE and GOLD routes.

Last bus

The final bus departs from University of York Campus South at 5.00pm

Spectator point location 3

York Minster, Deangate, York YO1 7HH. Note: Bus will stop at nearby York Railway Station. GOLD route only.

Key timings

Key timings

6.00 Park & Run car park opens at Elvington Airfield
6.30 Park & Run services and shuttle buses to Event Village commence

Buses will run on a loop every 30 minutes at the following locations:
9.00 – 11.30 Stamford Bridge
10.00 – 14.30 Dunnington
10.00 – 13.00 Elvington

12.30 Return Park and Run services and shuttle buses in operation

17.00 Last shuttle bus leaves University Event Village for Elvington Airfield

Journey durations are as follows:

Elvington Airfield – University Event Village
20 minutes

University Event Village –
Stamford Bridge
30 minutes

Stamford Bridge –Dunnington
15 minutes

University Event Village – Dunnington
15 Minutes

University Event Village –City Centre
10 minutes

Drop-off points

Drop-off points

There will be two designated drop-off points available at the University on race day. Please note this facility is for drop-off and collection only.

Simply follow the signs to the drop-off locations.Please make arrangements for collection well in advance as waiting will not be permitted.

West Loop: A19 / Main Street (Fulford)- Broadway - Heslington Lane; for participants travelling from the city centre and/or west of the city.

East Loop: Church Lane- Innovation Way - University Road - Field Lane; for participants travelling from the A64 and/or east of the city.

Getting there

York enjoys excellent road and rail links and is one of the most accessible cities in the UK. Direct train services link York with London in just two hours and travelling to Edinburgh takes only slightly longer.

Great motorway links put visitors within easy reach of Leeds, Manchester, the Midlands and the rest of the UK while Leeds/Bradford Airport is less than 30 miles away.

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Don't forget to plan your journey

Check out the information below to be sure you get to the event on time. Note, things get pretty busy, so leave lots of time and watch out for road closures.

How to get there

How to get there

Cycling facilities on Campus

Cycling facilities on Campus

Road closure information

Are you a local resident?

Are you a local resident?

To safeguard our participants, a number of roads will be closed or have restrictions on the day of the event.

Additional Road Closure Information


Partner charities

Partner charities

If you have requested a fundraising pack from one of the event's partner charities, this should be with you soon. If you have not received your fundraising pack 4 weeks before the event, please contact the partner charity you have selected directly.




The Yorkshire Marathon is brought to you with the support of the following sponsors and partners