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This is one of the UK's most popular marathon races, and has sold out for the last few years. With a course offering great views of ancient York, as well as its verdant neighbouring countryside. This is a great PB potential course and has hosted many Olympians and Paralympians over the years.

Review summary

33 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


"To the organisers; if you are closing roads, please ensure ALL signs and..."


Paula R
"I like events with lots of runners, and this event had loads. Super atmosphere..."


Andy W
"I loved it. Having done both London and Brighton marathons, it was really nice..."
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How to enter the The Yorkshire Marathon

  1. Yorkshire Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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The Yorkshire Marathon route

This is an exceptionally flat and fast course through the town centre and surrounding countryside. The race operates a 7 hour cut off time.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Quality tech T-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
  • Memories of a brilliant day!
Raceday Logistics

07:30 – Race office, baggage store and assembly areas open to participants

09:10 – Mass warm up

09:25 – Wheelchair race starts

09:30 – Race starts


Spectators are more than welcome at the event, and can also take in some of the historic sites the city has to offer. They can also make use of the Marathon Shuttle Bus operating on race day - though runners will have priority until 8:30am.


If you're interested in volunteering at this event, visit to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wear headphones?
Yes, you can wear headphones but for your own safety please pay extra attention to direction from race marshals and event staff.
Are there drinks stations along the route?
Yes, water and isotonic drinks will be available both on the course and also at the finish area.
Can I run in fancy dress?
Yes! The day is all about having fun and raising money for charity. Please do keep it clean, though, and ensure the outfit can not be deemed offensive or dangerous to other runners or spectators.

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Run For All is Not for Profit. An entry to a Run For All event helps support great causes, part of the legacy of late amateur athlete and fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE. From Fun Run to Marathon, we welcome all ages and abilities - we really are For All. Run For All is part of the lasting legacy of the late amateur athlete and fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE. Jane, from Leeds, made headlines around the world by taking part in a series of incredible endurance events - despite being diagnosed with an incurable cancer. The mum-of-three defied her devastating diagnosis to complete challenge after challenge – from marathons and triathlons to ironman contests and cross-Europe cycle rides. Her final – and toughest – endeavour was a 4,200-mile bike ride across the breadth of America in 2006. It was a gruelling challenge that even an athlete in the peak of fitness would find daunting, let alone someone fighting cancer. As ever, though, Jane battled on to somehow realise her goal. Every year tens of thousands of people take part in our popular events – running for charity, for a personal challenge or just for fun.



The Yorkshire Marathon reviews (33)

4.6 out of 5 stars

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    Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2019

    To the organisers; if you are closing roads, please ensure ALL signs and marshalls know to direct traffic away from those closed roads. I travelled at 09.30 this morning down Murton Way onto Moor lane, then Sandy lane onto Holtby Lane, my usual route to Stockton Lane. Not one sign of a road closure, not one person stopping me and turning me back, until Stockton Lane, when i was turned round by a very ill mannered police officer, who never went to the school of charm or politeness. I then had to retrace my drive back to Osbaldwick Link Road and onto the A64 to get to work.
    The biggest issue was not the lack of signs or marshal awareness, but the motorcycle police officer, who spoke to me with more venom in his voice than you could imagine. If this is the way police people now speak to the general public, then i am not surprised they are losing respect from the public. If you were that police motorcyclist, i'm sorry you got out of the bed the wrong way and had to work, but don't take it out on innocent drivers who are trying to get to work. Rant over.
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    Paula R

    Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2018

    I like events with lots of runners, and this event had loads. Super atmosphere and enjoyed being chivvyed along by lots of people
  • Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2017

    The course was a bit hillier than i'd expected.
  • Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2017

    I loved it. Having done both London and Brighton marathons, it was really nice to do a marathon without all the hullaballoo of having to register the day before, big queues to collect your number and having to get to the start time two hours in advance to wait in the right pen etc. Just pin on a number which they send in the post, put on your trainers and walk up to the line.The organisation was top class, the course is beautiful (you run past York Minster and then out into the countryside) and the support on route was great - as a Londoner, running through villages while spectators shouted 'Well done, lad!' in a Yorkshire accent was something I don't get every week. Added to that a high five from the Archbishop John Sentamu was surely worth an extra couple of seconds per kilometre.The course would best be described as undulating - there are ups and downs, but no really big hills so it is pretty fast. A couple of 1km grinds, but only up 2% slopes, the only bad hill is sadly in the last kilometre and made me walk!
  • Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2017

    First marathon, was going well until cramp in last 3 miles but was sub 3.45 so delighted with the outcome.
  • Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2017

    Ive taken part every year so know what to expect. Get to the Uni early is my advice, its a huge site and confusing if you dont know it. I would love to know how big the group is who have completed all five marathons to date. London make a bit of a feature of it now albeit I appreciate there have been a lot more!
  • Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2017

    Instructions in other languages for non uk participants, I got to the half marathon point and had someone speaking broken English to me asking where the 10mile finish was, so they had obviously not realised the different start times. Definitely pack your own gels, I thought the gel station could of been slightly earlier or maybe even had 2, I know its hard when its sponsor based.
  • Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2017

    Was prepared, well as much as I could training wise
  • Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2017

    This is a fantastic race thats really well organised and run. The course is general really nice and scenic in large sections. I would describe it as Yorkshire flat with PB potential.
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