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Hull Marathon

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Take up the challenge of the Hull Marathon as the summer running season wraps up. New and experienced marathoners will enjoy a course that winds its way around Hull's city centre and waterfront. Come for the finisher's medal and the finish in the magnificent East Park

How to enter the Hull Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £44–£46
    Event passed
  2. Marathon - Relay

    Run 42.4km
    £69–£80
    Event passed
  3. Fun Run

    Run 1km
    £5
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Hull Marathon routes

THE COURSE

Marathon

The route will now be a faster route with a spectacular start on the Humber Bridge in the shadow of the north tower, runners will run out and back on the southbound bridge deck, meaning the toughest part of the course is completed first.

In mile 7 of the marathon will be a timed 100 metre sprint sponsored by KCOM on the Athletics track at Costello Stadium. We believe this unique feature enables runners to have a go at testing themselves mentally and physically.


Relays
We are once again hosting both the 2 person & 4 person relay races, with the assistance of Fitmums & Friends at the three change over points. Following the same route as the marathon, these present runners the chance to still be part of the atmosphere if a marathon is a challenge too far. Form a pair or a team from work, a community group or your running club. Run just to help improve your fitness, achieve a challenge, raising funds for one of our charity partners or all of these!

The relay change over points will be in Pickering Park, Goulton Street just before entering Albert Docks and in Victoria Dock. Buses for the relay runners will be laid on again as well as transport from the finish to the start for the runners.

Fun Run
We are delighted to see the Fitmums and Friends Fun Run back. Open to anyone of any age, the route will be a 3km approx run across the Humber Bridge on a closed road deck.

PACERS

We will be having pacemakers for the marathon. These will be at 15 minute splits from 3 hours through to 5hrs, 5:30 and 6hrs along with a 3:10 pacer for those aiming for a good for age time to gain entry to the London Marathon. They will be clearly marked on the day. Details will be published in race packs and on the website.

WATER STATIONS

There will be 10 drink stations, at approx every 2 to 3 miles. Drinks will be either cups or bottles. We are looking at reducing wastage on the route and more details about which stations have cups or bottles will be confirmed at a future date.

FIRST AID

The event will be supported by North East Medics. All volunteers will know where the nearest first aiders are and first aid points will be listed in your race pack.

COBBLES

There is a short section of cobbles in mile 16 by the around the Marina and Humber Street. Humber Street has a smooth path along the side of the cobbles for the most part.

COURSE RECORDS
Men

02:31:34 Jonathan Walton, 2018

Women

02:53:30 Georgina Schwiening, 2018

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • T-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Prizes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Drink stations
  • Massages
  • Toilets
  • Marshalled
  • Signed route
  • First Aid
  • On course entertainment
  • Support on route
  • Showers
Raceday Logistics

RACE PACK COLLECTION

Race packs collection location will be from Malet Lambert School on Saturday 21 September (10am – 5pm) and Sunday 22 September from 7am. Only one member of a relay team needs to pick up the pack for the team. Full details will be sent by email in early September.

ARRIVEL

Allow ample time to get to the start. Shuttle buses will run from the finish area with picks up also available in central Hull from 7am and take approximately 20 minutes. You will need to allow to drop your bag, use the toilet facilities and warm up in the start area. Each participant has their own routine and it is hard to be specific but we recommend being in the start area no later than 15 minutes before your race starts. If driving to the event allow time to park and travel on the shuttle buses. More details will be published in the coming months.

RACE SCHEDULE

9:00 a.m - Marathon

10:30 a.m - Fun Run

15:00 - Marathon Cut-Off time

Road closures

Following consultation with the local authorities, the route will be run on mostly closed roads. The route has been amended for 2019 following a review with the authorities. Please be aware of reduced access to some areas and a need to take alternative routes. By following suggested diversion you’ll minimise delays to your journey.

Note that roads are closed safely before the first runner may appear to allow time to clear traffic in all directions safely.

Baggage Area

We will have baggage storage on race day. Please use the tag in your race registration pack to label your bag clearly with your race number. Relay runners will be able to have their bag transported via the shuttle buses to collect at the end of their leg. Marathon runners bags will be transported from the start to the finish thanks to Wren Kitchens.

The baggage area will be clearly signposted and is open to all runners. Relay runners will have their bags transported to/from their respective start/finish points.

Helpdesk

The help desk, manned by our awesome volunteers, will be open throughout the event. If you have any issues regarding things like race pack collection or missing items don't hesitate to stop by and we will be glad to help!

Kit List

Normal Running gear is perfect for this event. Bring warm clothes for after the event if it is a cold day.

Spectators

Spectators are encouraged to come along and view the race from many prime spots. Spectators are encouraged to cycle round the course to spectate as driving may be challenging due to road closures. Cyclists should adhere to the highway code and not use footways or pavements.

What can my family/friends do whilst they wait for me?
They can watch the race around the course, support the fun run, get refreshments and cheer on other runners coming into the finish. If they are planning to spectate around the course, they should take account of the road closures that will be in place and restrictions on other adjoining roads. We are looking at provision of shuttle buses that spectators can use to travel the course to see runners at different points.

What advice for spectators - where could I watch?
There are ample opportunities to watch the races around the course. It is often easier to cycle around the course to spectate. If driving please check the road closure details. If cycling please cycle safely and adhere to the highway code. Cyclists should not use footways or pavements.
Volunteers
At the Hull Marathon, we know that the race wouldn’t happen without the support of our incredible volunteers. Our mission is to ensure that anyone who volunteers for us has a rewarding, enjoyable and inspirational experience.

The role played by our volunteer team is critical to the success of the event and they are well known for their enthusiasm and energy. Every year we receive a flood of positive reports from the runners taking part.

For more info on volunteering, visit https://www.hullmarathon.co.uk/volunteers/.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Hull Marathon family-friendly?
Yes, the Hull Marathon also hosts a Relay event and a Fun Run for all ages and abilities.
Can I run with headphones on?
Unfortunately you are not able to participate while wearing any headphones (including bone conducting headphones) at this event. Participants wearing headphones will be disqualified.
WIll there be toilets available to participants during the race?
Yes, there will be at least 4 separate toilet stations throughout the race.
At what time does the Hull Marathon start?
The Marathon and Relay will start at 9am, with the Fun Run following at 9.30am. It is recommended that you are at the start line ready to go 15minutes before your start time.
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Hull Marathon weather forecast

Light rain in the afternoon and evening.

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