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The Yorkshire Marathon

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Date

Sunday 18 October 2020

Start line

University of York

Time

Start 09.30

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Event information

The Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon has been a monster success since day one. In many ways it’s the jewel in the White Rose County's sporting crown.

We like to think every element of The Yorkshire Marathon is charged with Yorkshire Spirit. Since the inaugural event in 2013, the event has got bigger and bigger.  Every year, thousands of runners of all abilities take to its truly breathtaking course.

But you’ll never be far from the locals who will be out in force to cheer you along. The event is now such a global draw that spectators come from across the world to be part of the experience and to add their support.

As you head along University Road to the finish, remember; it’s tradition to "do the Y" as you cross the line. Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire!

Whether you’re aiming to smash your PB or just looking to cross the finish line, the Yorkshire Marathon is the perfect experience for beginners and experienced athletes alike.

Entry

Entry

Online entries for the 2020 Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon are now open.

Entrants must be 18 years or over on event day.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Quality tech T-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
  • A fantastic experience!

Event timings

Event timings

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

The route

The route

View route map

Elevation Map

Elevation Map

Facilities

Facilities

Race office

Opens at 7.30am in the event village.

Baggage store

Opens at 7.30am in the event village

Drink stations

Bottled water will be available at every 3 miles throughout the course. High 5 Gels and tabs will also be available at 6,12,15 and 18 miles. Water, high5 and a pint of well deserved Erdinger Alkoholfrei will be abilable at the finish.

Massage

Post-event massage will be available in the exhibition centre which is a short walk from the finish on route to the event village and Park and Ride.

Charity village

The Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon partners with several local and national charities. Our partner charities will have a presence within the event village to meet and greet their runners and raise awareness of the important work of those good causes.

First aid

Should you find you require medical assistance, personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed first aid stations located near to the water stations. In addition there will be a first aid unit and recovery area located near to the finish.

Support & entertainment

A variety of performers and charity cheerleaders will be on hand to keep you motivated around the course.

Headphones

Headphones

Running in headphones is permitted. However, it is vital you can still hear marshals’ instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors throughout the event, so please set your volume accordingly.

Why not try out some UKA approved Aftershokz?

Race number information

Race number delivery

Race number delivery

Your race number will posted to the address that you entered when you registered for the event. Race numbers will start to be posted to your registered address from around 10-14 days prior to the event.

If for any reason your number doesn't arrive you will need to collect it from the race office during the event weekend.

Further details will be shared shortly. If you are activating a charity entry your race pack will be sent by Run For All but you will need to contact your chosen charity direct for any fundraising pack and t-shirt. 

Address changes

If you have changed address since registration, it is your responsibility to inform us. However, we will also be sending out an email around eight weeks before the event to ask if you have changed address recently.

What if I'm coming from overseas?

Race numbers will not be posted to those participants who provided a postal address located outside of the UK as we can’t guarantee the safe delivery of the race number.

However, if you do have a UK address that your race number can be posted to prior to the event, please contact us at info@runforall.com with details. Alternatively you will be able to collect your race number from the Race Office on the event weekend. Opening hours of the Race Office will be detailed on our website at www.runforall.com in the week prior to the event.

Using your race number bib

Using your race number bib

  • Timing chip

  • Bib number

  • Arm position

  • Keep your number safe

  • Disposal

Your race pack

Your race pack

Important event day information will be sent to you by email and will also be available online.

Please add Run For All to your safe senders list to ensure you receive our key messages. If you’re not receiving our emails, please check your junk folder just in case.

Your race pack will contain two items:

  • Your race number with timing chip (baggage label attached)
  • Yorkshire Marathon Magazine 

info Can't run anymore?

Race numbers cannot be interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified

Getting there

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 less than 30 miles away.

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Park & Run

Park & Run

PARK AND RUN TICKETS ON SALE NOW.

Run For All, with the support of York Pullman and Elvington Airfield, will be offering a Park and Run service for participants and spectators of the Yorkshire Marathon Festival. This will entail regular bus services running between our dedicated parking site at Elvington Airfield, our University of York Event Village and various spectator points across the course.

This service will help settle your pre-race nerves and take the hassle out of event-day travel.

Please note that the bus journey from the parking site to the Event Village will take approximately 20 minutes. Please allow for an additional 10 minutes to walk between the Event Village and the start-line.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

Park and Run Tickets

Park and Run Tickets

Key locations

Key locations

Parking site location

Elvington Airfield, Elvington, York YO41 4AU Note: This is a dog-free site. GOLD and GREEN routes.

Spectator point location 1

Stamford Bridge spectator hub, Stamford Bridge, York YO41 1AX. Note: Bus will stop in nearby village of Stamford Bridge. BLUE and GOLD routes.

Event village location

University of York Campus South, Heslington, York YO10 5N. All routes.

Spectator point location 2

Dunnington spectator hub, Dunnington, York YO19 5LL. Note: Bus will stop in nearby village of Dunnington. BLUE and GOLD routes.

Last bus

The final bus departs from University of York Campus South at 5.00pm

Spectator point location 3

York Minster, Deangate, York YO1 7HH. Note: Bus will stop at nearby York Railway Station. GOLD route only.

Drop-off points

Drop-off points

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

Simply follow the signs to the drop-off locations.Please 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.

Don't forget to plan your journey

Check out the information below to be sure you get to the event on time. Note, things get pretty busy, so leave lots of time and watch out for road closures.

How to get there

How to get there

Road closure information

Are you a local resident?

Are you a local resident?

To safeguard our participants, a number of roads will be closed or have restrictions on the day of the event.

Fundraising

Partner charities

Partner charities

If you have requested a fundraising pack from one of the event's partner charities, this should be with you soon. If you have not received your fundraising pack 4 weeks before the event, please contact the partner charity you have selected directly.

Sponsors

Sponsors

Sponsors

The Yorkshire Marathon is brought to you with the support of the following sponsors and partners

  • ASDA Foundation logo

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