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All places in the first ever York marathon may have sold out - but the RSPCA is offering 25 runners the chance to take part.
All 5,500 places in the event - organised by For All Events, the organisation set up by the family of charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson - sold out in three days.
The first ever Yorkshire marathon has sold out with 5,500 places being snapped up in three days. It is being held in October in memory of charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson.
Talks are now on going to see whether, in coming months, capacity can be increased a final time to 6,000, which would make a further 500 places available.
More than 3500 thousand runners have already signed up for the first Yorkshire Marathon just 36 hours after it was launched.
Organiser Mike Tomlinson says he's never known one of the Jane Tomlinson For All events take off in this way and that the sign-up has already exceeded expectations. Runners from Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean have already bagged a place.
It takes place in York in October and is the biggest event in memory of Mike's wife Jane since she lost her battle with cancer in 2007.
Jon Mitchell has the forecast for Wednesday 9th January
Since Jane Tomlinson passed away in 2007, her family has carried on that tremendous fund-raising tradition, and today her husband Mike announced the first ever Yorkshire Marathon.
A host of stars lined up in York to launch the event, which will be organised by the Jane Tomlinson charity, "For All Events". Adam Fowler reports.
Celebrities including cricket legend Dickie Bird, TV football pundit Chris Kamara and double Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft have given their support to the Yorkshire marathon
A promotional video has been released to encourage as many people as possible to sign up to the new Yorkshire Marathon which is being held in memory of the late charity fundraiser, Jane Tomlinson CBE
Thousands of runners are expected to take part in new sporting event for the region later this year.
The first ever Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon will take place in October and is being staged by Jane Tomlinson Run For All Events, which already runs the Leeds, York, Hull and Pennine-Lancashire 10Ks and the Leeds Half Marathon.
They were stablished by the Tomlinson family as a legacy to the late Yorkshire fundraiser and campaigner Jane Tomlinson CBE who raised almost £2m for charity by tackling a series of incredible endurance challenges, despite being diagnosed with terminal cancer.