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

Yorkshire Marathon Festival

The Yorkshire Marathon Festival is back in 2024 and bigger than ever! With epic crowd support, runners will explore the historic streets and beautiful countryside.

2 races

  • Sun 20 Oct
  • #1 of 2
University of York Campus South, York

Yorkshire Marathon



Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running
  • Sun 20 Oct
  • #2 of 2
University of York Campus South, York

10 Mile



Age 17 & over

  • 10 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!


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.

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!

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.

Let’s work together to Keep York green and encourage other runners to do the same.

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

This is a great first marathon, or PB course. It is well organised with busses to take supporters to points of the course where their encouragement helps keep your spirits up. It has a great warm up at the start and the highlight is the Vicar, hi fiving runners in one of the villages. Helena C

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

Reviews thanks to RaceCheck

Races at event

  • Sun 20 Oct
  • #1 of 2
University of York Campus South, York

Yorkshire Marathon



Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running
  • Sun 20 Oct
  • #2 of 2
University of York Campus South, York

10 Mile



Age 17 & over

  • 10 miles road running