The first ever Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon was hailed a huge success with more than 6,000 runners signing up to take part – and raising in excess of £2m for charity.

The feedback from the inaugural event – which was televised on Channel 4 - has been phenomenal with participants praising the organisation, the race experience and the atmosphere generated by hordes of supporters and the many bands and performers on the route.


In 2013, the event sold out in just three days – and 2014’s run, on Sunday 12th October is set to be equally popular. 





Entries in 2013 came from as far as Canada, Australia and the USA and the field included a host of top-class elite athletes. The honour of winning the first Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon went to Edwin Korir, from Kenya, who clocked a time of 2:13:31. The first woman home was Helen Koskei, also from Kenya, in a time of 2:40:10. 


The race, which starts and finishes at the University of York, and travels through the ancient city and into some of Yorkshire’s finest countryside, also includes the Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay Challenge where teams of six share the distance. 





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