The Yorkshire Marathon

Run 26.2mi

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31 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


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..."


Adam C
"First marathon, was going well until cramp in last 3 miles but was sub 3.45 so..."
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  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

  • Road
  • Closed roads
  • Finisher’s medal
  • 7000 participants

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Run For All are ranked #25 in the UK out of 505 organizers

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.

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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.


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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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The Yorkshire Marathon weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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The Yorkshire Marathon reviews (31)

4.6 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Friendly atmosphere

Well organized

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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.
  • Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2017

    This is really great event which runs as smooth as an event like this can with the organisers getting everything right. The course is not the most exciting and there long stretches with little no support which adds to the mental problems that a race this long can throw up.
  • Did the Yorkshire Marathon in 2017

    The entire course isnt lined with supporters but those who do come out make up for it.