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

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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