A sell-out every year since its launch in 2013, the Yorkshire Marathon is one of the UK’s most popular marathons and it’s easy to see why.
A picturesque course taking in the splendour of historic York and surrounding countryside, great pb potential, exuberant crowds, friendly marshals and an eye-catching finisher’s medal all add up to a fantastic event for runners of all abilities.
If you want to get involved without running, an army of volunteers is needed to create an event experience of which the whole of Yorkshire can be proud.
Previous elites to take on the 26.2-mile course include Paralympic gold medalist Hannah Cockcroft and Kenyan born Edwin Korir who competed for U.S.A. at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Korir remains the course record holder with a time of 2 hours 13 minutes and 31 seconds.
2018’s marathon enjoyed highlights including emotional scenes at the finish with Sean Coxhead and his Good Gym team, an ultramarathon qualification for a 73-year-old veteran and a marriage proposal – she said yes. What will 2019 bring us?
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
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 7 -10 days prior to the event. If you register on event week, then you will need to collect your race number from our race office on event weekend.
If you register before 9th September then you should expect to receive your race number from the 4th October.
If you register between the 10th September and 9th September, you should expect to receive your race number in event week.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT RACE NUMBERS
Your timing chip is affixed to your race number, do not attempt to remove or fold the chip. Do not pierce the chip with safety pins.
Wear your chipped bib number on your chest on the outer layer of clothing e.g. if a running jacket is worn, wear your number on top of this. Do not obscure/ cover your bib number + chip with a bum bag/ running belt.
We encourage runners not to position their arm to start/ stop a personal timing device on or right in front of the bib whilst running over the timing mats themselves as this impedes the signal. Arms can be positioned slightly away from the body, or the devices can be started /stopped when the runner isn’t on the actual mat.
Your bib + timing chip does not need to be collected in after the event. It can be disposed of in general waste, or kept as a memento of your race day!
Race numbers are not 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.