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! Relay team 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!

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

2024 timings to be confirmed.


  • 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

Yorkshire Marathon Relay

Open to teams of six 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

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

Event HQ

University of York Campus South
North Yorkshire
YO10 5NJ

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • PB
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
Yorkshire Marathon route map
Showcasing the best of the City of York and its surrounding countryside.
Yorkshire Marathon elevation profile

Cut off

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!

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


  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Quality tech T-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
  • 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

Relay teams

All of the following are included in your team entry:

  • 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 or business.

  • Race day hospitality

    A dedicated VIP corporate hospitality area is provided for all team members at the University’s Roger Kirk Centre. This is the perfect place for teams to gather, take advantage of free refreshments, and enjoy a stress-free build-up to the race.

  • Team photo

    Your package also includes a team photo. Once we’ve captured your team’s pre-race enthusiasm, we’ll print, frame and post out the photo to you – making for a great souvenir of your day.

  • Trophies and prizes

    The winning teams from each of our three team categories will each be recognised and presented with their own award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes.

  • PR and media coverage

    Teams will have the opportunity to feature in profile-raising news stories about the challenge via the event’s media partners.

  • Park and Run

    Complimentary Park & Run service from the official event car park at Elvington Airfield for all team members.

  • Relay buses

    Buses and volunteers are on hand to collect you from the hospitality area and take you to your starting leg. They will also bring you back once you've handed the baton over to your team-mate.

  • Finisher's goody bags

    Team members will receive a finisher's bag containing your all-important medal and post-race snacks.


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.

  • 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.

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


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

Yorkshire Marathon Relay

  • Teams are of 6 members and entrants must be aged 15+ 
  • Entry is £360 per team, with a discount available for registered charities (2024 fees to be confirmed).


Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Valid from 23/10/2023

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Valid from 23/10/2023

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

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