Yorkshire Marathon
Sun 20 Oct 2024 York, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Marathon

Thousands of runners (and walkers) of all abilities will tackle the flat, traffic-free course past the city's historic sites to a cracking Yorkshire atmosphere! Team relay challenge available too.

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  • Sun 20 Oct 2024
University of York Campus South, York

Yorkshire Marathon



Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running


Over 10,000 fun-runners, club runners and fundraisers of all ages and abilities, both nationally and internationally, will return to the city’s streets in 2024 for a carnival-like celebration of running, fundraising and Yorkshire pride!

Unleash your inner champion

The Yorkshire Marathon Festival has always been a true 'event for all' with a choice of marathon, 10 Mile and relay events. It's a festival about ordinary people achieving extraordinary things through events that capture the Yorkshire Spirit, charitable causes and the support of thousands of cheering locals.


  • Historic route

    Run past some of York's most iconic buildings and streets, celebrating the rich history of the city.

  • Flat and fast course

    There's real PB potential on this fast, flat course that heads into the stunning countryside outside York.

  • Epic atmosphere

    The Yorkshire Marathon is renowned for its inclusive, supportive atmosphere, helping everyone to the finish line!

  • Unique medal

    Receive an exclusive finishers medal to celebrate successful completion of this landmark event!

  • Marathon, 10 Mile and Relay

    Special race day atmosphere from start to finish for a range of abilities and goals.

This event is part of Yorkshire Marathon Festival.

Event video

  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Wheelchair users


  • 07:00 | Race office, baggage store and assembly areas open to participants
  • 09:10 | Mass warm-up
  • 09:25 | Wheelchair race starts
  • 09:30 | Yorkshire Marathon starts
  • 10:00 | Yorkshire 10 Mile warm-up
  • 10:15 | Yorkshire 10 Mile starts

Event Village

  • Event Village

    To satisfy your pre and post-run fuel needs, a selection of tasty food and drink choices will be available to purchase. There are also several bars and cafés in the area that will be sure to welcome spectators and participants and are often bursting with atmosphere after the event. Wonderful partner charities will also be located in the Event Village, so make sure you go say hi! 

  • Baggage

    Safe and handy bag storage facility.

  • Fuel and hydration

    300 ml bottled water is available on the course and 500 ml will be available at the finish line. 

  • Toilets

    Allocated toilets are in the Event Village and on the course too.

  • Medical

    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 the water stations.
    In addition, there will be a first aid unit and recovery area located near the start and finish line. There will also be roaming first aiders around the Event Village. 

  • Race Day memento

    Celebrate your incredible time and your fantastic achievements with some extra event day souvenirs. Head to the Event Village on race day and visit Epic Etchings to get your finishers medal engraved and Personal Best Vests to order your own personalised finisher t-shirt print to help celebrate your achievements in style. 

  • Massage

    Get your post-event massage provided by the University of Lincoln.

  • Photos

    Smile! The Marathon Photos team will be on course throughout the event to snap your picture. Photographs can be purchased online.

  • Results

    All results will be available in the results section of the website soon after the end of the event. However, keep in mind that it’s not all about times – you should be proud of yourself just for getting out there and getting active!


Yorkshire Marathon Team Relay

Open to teams of 6 from all backgrounds, the relay is a wonderful way to socialise, boost morale, promote teamwork and have a great day out! Get your marathon medal, achieve your CSR goals, raise funds for your chosen charity or for healthy competition.

Relay distances vary making this run accessible for all abilities. Take on the beautiful and ancient streets of York in a battle to claim the bragging rights of being the fastest team in the race!

Relay runners will take on distances from 2.8 to 6.1 miles each:

  • Leg A: 4.8 miles
  • Leg B: 6.1 miles
  • Leg C: 2.8 miles
  • Leg D: 4.4 miles
  • Leg E: 5 miles
  • Leg F: 3.2 miles

Included - Team Relay

  • Team race day kit

    Teams will be kitted out in their own, personalised racing t-shirts. The shirts will be branded with your team name, logo and, should you be running for a particular cause, a charity logo too. By sporting these on the day, your team will be instantly recognisable – great for boosting your exposure and promoting your cause, charity, sport team, or business. 

  • Race day hospitality

    Team entries are granted access to race day hospitality. Here, you can escape the elements, meet your fellow competitors and take advantage of the free refreshments both before and after your run.

  • Team photo

    Your package also includes a digital team photo. Once we’ve captured your team’s pre-race enthusiasm, we’ll send you a link post-event – making for a great social post to celebrate your team's fantastic efforts.

  • Trophies and prizes

    Not only will all team members receive their finisher’s goody bag (including all sorts of treats, your finisher’s t-shirt and your race medal), but the winning teams will also be recognised and presented with their own award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Both the fastest female and fastest male winner will also receive an award.

  • PR and media coverage

    Teams will have the opportunity to feature in profile-raising news stories about the challenge via the many media partners and social channels. 

  • Finisher T-shirt

    All Corporate Challenge entrants will have a finisher T-Shirt included in the entry fee.


  • Bag storage
  • Entertainment
  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

University of York Campus South
North Yorkshire
YO10 5NJ

Marathon Event Village
All the facilities you need with the atmosphere to match!

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • PB
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start


Showcasing the best of the City of York and its surrounding countryside.

Elevation profile

Yorkshire Marathon elevation profile

Cut off

7 hours.

The cut-off time for the Yorkshire Marathon is 7 hours.

Water and energy stations

Bottled water will be available at every 3 miles throughout the course. High 5 energy gel stations are at 9, 15 and 21 miles and High 5 tabs are at 6, 12 and 18 miles. Water, High 5, and a pint of well deserved Erdinger Alkoholfrei will be available at the finish.

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. There will also 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!



The team is looking forward to supporting you on your run. Each pacer will have a flag attached to them with finish times and will run at a steady pace. If you keep up with them, you’ll be able to achieve the time on the flag.


They’re all very friendly, so feel free to have a chat with them before the event, and be sure to say thanks once you’ve crossed the finish line!


Keeping York Green

This event is committed to keeping York green and understands the importance of doing its bit for the environment. Bins will be provided across the event site and people are urged to use the facilities provided.

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt


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

VIP Packages

New for 2024 are the VIP packages which include:

  • Access to hospitality (runner only)
  • Park and Ride included (one person)
  • Private baggage drop
  • Pre and post race refreshments with access to a cash bar
  • Post-race massage
  • Access to private toilets pre and post race
  • Access to discounted offers from partners


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.

Training sessions

Join the fun, free and friendly Social Run Group (SRG) hosted by Up and Running. A weekly 5K that is perfect for runners of all abilities. Join the community when you sign up to this event.

Training plan

training plan
The Yorkshire Marathon has teamed up with the experts at Coopah to bring you a whole new way of training.

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Every year thousands of runners take part in this event and fundraise for charity. While this is hugely beneficial to the charities it gives the runner advantages too, from supporting a cause that is close to your heart to securing a place in this highly sought-after event and much more.


Benefits of running for charity

Committing to raising money for charity gives you motivation to get outside and run, plus all of these extras which will elevate your event experience:

  • Fundraising support

    Charities know that raising money is all part of the challenge, which is why they provide advice, branded materials and a personalised online fundraising page to help the donations roll in. Think videos for social media, branded imagery and testimonials from previous runners.

  • Training support

    Whether this is your first run or your fifth, you'll need to train for it! You'll receive an in-depth training plan with guidance, plus many charities have access to expert coaches and elite runners too, who can provide exclusive tips for your race preparation. Experts include Runningwithus, Full Potential and Olympic champs.

  • Branded running kit

    When you show up on the day, people need to be able to see clearly that you're supporting a charity. Most charities will give you a branded and personalised t-shirt or vest to run in on the big day, and often a training top too.

  • Support on the day

    When you're partway through your run and your energy is flagging, what you need is a boost from cheering spectators to keep you moving. Many charities set up a cheer station along the route, keeping an eye out for you to send up a huge cheer as you run past!

  • Post-race recovery

    Refreshments and an indulgent post-race sports massage are often provided by charities for their runners. This is the perfect way to recover alongside other people who have run for that cause.

  • Exclusive social groups

    You won't be the only person running for that charity, so it's well worth meeting other runners through the charity's invite-only social media pages! You can organise to meet up for training runs, chat with the charity's expert coaches and share tips and stories with each other to keep the motivation levels running high.

What are charity places?

Charities buy places in this event, then give them to runners who agree to raise money for the charity – these are called charity places. Charity places are a great way to support a good cause and get a place in the event, especially if general entries are closed.

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.


Look Good Feel Better

Services for cancer patients aimed to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up



Dreams Come True

Making dreams come true to bring joy to seriously ill children.

  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate

Sign up


Human rights

Refugee Action

Helping refugees build safe, hopeful and productive new lives in the UK.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising incentives
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up



The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

Offering support, advice and information to UK families affected by retinoblastoma.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


Free sign up Homelessness

Missing People

The only UK charity that reunites missing children and adults with their loved ones.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up



Target Ovarian Cancer

Raise awareness, fund research and save lives.

  • T-shirt
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
  • Series discount
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Team Relay

Teams are made up of 6 members and entrants must be aged 15+ 

Entry is Β£360 per team, with a discount available for registered charities.

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Entry fee (Affiliated)


I would recommend any novice runners to enter the Yorkshire Marathon, you will be well looked after. This was my first marathon and I had an unforgettable experience. Andrew R

My first marathon and I loved it. Running through York centre was amazing and the country lanes were beautiful. I was slow and steady, my goal was just to finish. Jennifer B

I would recommend it to first timers looking to do their first marathon. Neil G

Really enjoyed this race as an event, my first ever marathon. I would recommend this race to anyone, the route is very forgiving, the marshals are plenty and helpful. The crowds are fantastic and make you feel like a rock star. Alexandra D

I love this marathon! It's ideal for first-timers as well as PB hunters. The organisation is good throughout, from the moment you sign up until you cross the finish line. The course is beautiful. Jed H

This was so so lovely. The course is gorgeous, both through town and out into the countryside. The spectators were super friendly. Everything ran really smoothly and wasn’t confusing, very well organised which helped keep calm before the race! Stella M

What a great event. Course was well signposted and spectacular scenery. Crowds were plentiful and support at the finish was superb. Emma F

I would recommend any novice runners to enter the Yorkshire Marathon, you will be well looked after. This was my first marathon and I had an unforgettable experience. Andrew R

My first ever marathon and it won’t be the last! Superbly well organised the support from the event leaders and local community was just fantastic xx thank you so much!! Cheryl M

Whether it's running past the historic York Minster, hi-fiving the vicar and just taking in the beautiful Yorkshire scenery  there is guaranteed to be a memorable moment at the Yorkshire Marathon. Great race, fantastically well organised and marshalled, fabulous friendly support and a lovely piece of bling. Put Yorkshire on your to do list! Nigel M

Beautiful run through the middle of the city and then out into the countryside. Beware the gradual, but long, incline at mile 17/18. Phil K

My first marathon. The route itself is fairly flat with a little bit of a climb at the end before my favourite fast finish down to the finish line. Good quality big medal, good event village with food. Ray J

Great day Yorkshire Marathon. This was a really well organised event. Lots of pre-race emails. Race bib arrived through the post with a shiny race booklet. You don't get that often these days. Leeds C

I did the York Marathon as my first marathon, lovely city and plenty of time spent around the country side. I thought it was pretty flat and can see why plenty are saying its PB material. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole event. Michael T

Very well organised race, great flat-ish course, well supported by locals and great medal (with free medal engraving). Francis M

Fabulous event. This was my fourth time running it. The support is amazing and the runners are all so friendly. Michelle M

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