Yorkshire marathon for Jane

Yorkshire is to get its own marathon in memory of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE. Celebrities including cricket legend Dickie Bird, TV football pundit Chris Kamara and double Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft, will help launch the race in York.

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Yorkshire marathon sold out

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.

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Over 3500 runners sign up for Yorkshire Marathon

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.

First marathon for Yorkshire

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.

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Yorkshire Marathon

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.

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