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The Yorkshire Marathon remains one of the UK's most popular marathons, with places selling out in five consecutive years. Demand in 2018 is set to be equally high, so move fast or you may be disappointed.

The Yorkshire Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the White Rose County's sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of York's splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.

Described by the Daily Mirror as the Number 1 Alternative to London and by the Guardian as a course on which to smash your PB, this race has written its own place in the running calendar.

Achieve a coveted personal best or simply be spurred on by great support and entertainment around the route - the Yorkshire Marathon has all the ingredients to make this an unforgettable experience. To get a flavour of the marathon take a look at the video below!

The Yorkshire Marathon

York, York, GB
1 race
£48£50
The Yorkshire Marathon

This is a 35-mile circular route, part of the popular Scott Series, which starts and finishes in the pretty North Yorkshire village of Studley Roger. The undulating route follows part of the Ripon Rowel and takes in varied terrain including the trail, woodland and moorland of the Yorkshire Dales. This is the perfect event for anyone looking to test their endurance over the whole course.

Round Ripon Ultra

Studley Roger, North Yorkshire, GB
Round Ripon Ultra

Two days of races on the trails around Kirkstall Abbey. Whether you take on the challenge of the 31 mile ultra, or opt for the marathon or half marathon, or a combination, the choice is yours. You can run on Friday or Saturday, or both. Three undulating multi-terrain lapped races consisting almost entirely of trails, with short road sections.

Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival

The Leeds and Liverpool Christmas Cracker will be a jolly good merriment of festive fun. There will be tables laden (scrooge style) with mulled wine, chocolate baubles, and Christmas cake, Yum, Yum and there may be even a plum pudding and bauble designed medal at the end.

Interestingly A Christmas Carol the famous Scrooge story penned by Charles Dickens was believed to be inspired by Dickens stay in the Yorkshire town of Malton. Back in the early 19th century a building in Chancery Lane, Malton housed the Smithson families, law practice. As part of his training, Charles Smithson spent his time in London and met and formed a relationship with Charles Dickens. Dickens spent a lot of time with the Smithson family in Malton. and it is believed that he modeled Scrooges counting-house on the Chancery Lane premises.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Christmas Cracker

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
2 races
£29£31
Leeds & Liverpool Canal Christmas Cracker

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