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Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon

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Event summary

The Yorkshire Marathon is one of the UK’s most popular marathons. Previous elites to take on the 26.2-mile course include Paralympic gold medalist Hannah Cockcroft and Kenyan born Edwin Korir who competed for U.S.A. at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Korir remains the course record holder with a time of 2 hours 13 minutes and 31 seconds. “A Run For All event so it’s well organised and what you would expect from an RFA event.” “Very well organised race. Running past the minster, through York city centre and out in the Yorkshire countryside – what’s not to like.”

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What's included:

  • Great PB potential
  • Exuberant crowds
  • Friendly marshals
  • Eye-catching finisher’s medal
  • Chip timing
  • Tech t-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Race office
  • Baggage drop off
  • Toilets
  • Drink stations
  • First Aid
  • Support and Entertainment
  • Massage
  • Charity Village
26 2 Miles
9:30am Sun 18th Oct 2020

Run 26.2mi

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Route description
Route description

A picturesque course taking in the splendour of historic York and surrounding countryside.

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Logistics and schedule

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

How to get there

Station Rd, York YO1, UK

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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 fewer than 30 miles and less than an hour away. The ferry ports of Newcastle and Hull are also conveniently located.

Car parking at the University of York is for Blue Badge holders ONLY. If you are a Blue Badge holder and would like a place reserving, please contact [email protected] providing you full name, address, car registration, date of birth and contact number. Please note you will need your Blue Badge to access the parking facilities.

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

Ensure that you follow the directional signage to access the drop-off locations and 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.

*Car parking at the University of York is for Blue Badge holders only.

On Marathon day, dedicated park and ride schemes will operate to bring runners to and from the start and finish points at the University of York.

A Park and Ride service will be in operation from Elvington Airfield – please click for further information on the Park and Ride service.

Regular timetabled service - You can take advantage of regular timetabled bus services from the city centre to the Event Village. Services include the First Group No. 4, No. 10 bus and No. 66 – for further information, please visit

City-centre shuttle service - This service will also be operational from York Railway Station (Stand J) to the Event Village from 7.00am. Priority will be given to runners before 8.30am and tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the event.

York is on the UK's main east coast line and travelling by train is both fast and easy. It takes just two hours to reach York's medieval city walls from London, while Edinburgh is around two and half hours away. There are also direct services into York from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West. Please visit for further information.

The nearest airport to York is Leeds/Bradford Airport, which is fewer than 30 miles (approximately 50 minutes by car) away. A direct bus service links Leeds/Bradford Airport with Leeds city centre, from where frequent trains run to York - journey times are around 30 minutes. Manchester, Humberside and Robin Hood (Doncaster/Sheffield) airports are also only a short distance away, making flying into Yorkshire a cost-effective and hassle-free proposition.

York is around an hour from the ferry terminal at Hull which has daily sailings to Holland and Belgium. Newcastle, which also regular sailings to Amsterdam, is fewer than 90 miles and two hours away.

York is home to all of the main international chains as well as designer boutique hotels and individual hostelries. There's something for every budget.

Click to find out more about accommodation through official tourism partners, Visit York. Guests booking through the website are promised best rates and 20% off a York Pass for entry into the city's most popular attractions.

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26 2 Miles
9:30am Sun 18th Oct 2020
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