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Tickets go on sale for 2015 Yorkshire Marathon

Places for this year's Yorkshire Marathon go on sale at 9am today. The event is taking place in York in October and runners are encouraged to raise money for charities. Organisers think the race will be more popular than ever, with places expected to sell out within minutes.

It's wonderful to be able to welcome the Yorkshire Marathon back for this, it's third year, encouraging yet more people to be more active more often. Places are always snapped up very quickly, so don't delay and risk disappointment!

– Cllr Sonja Crisp, City of York Council


Yorkshire Marathon hoping increase charity fundraising

Sue miller, from St Leonard's Hospice and Andy Pierce, from Yorkshire Cancer Research, told ITV Calendar just how much the money raised by last year's Yorkshire marathon helped.

Liz Topi from York Council told us what a boost for the city it was.

The 2013 marathon raised around £2m and it is hoped this year's will raise even more.


Christine prepares for her part in Yorkshire marathon

Christine Talbot limbering up for the run earlier this morning

Around 6,000 runners are tackling the 26 mile route through York and Stamford Bridge.

It's the first ever Yorkshire marathon, and is being staged by a new organisation under the Jane Tomlinson charitable events umbrella - which already includes the successful Leeds, York, Hull and Pennine-Lancashire 10Ks and the sell-out Leeds Half Marathon.

For her part, ITV Calendar presenter Christine Talbot is taking part in the marathon's relay race.