Thousands sign up for York marathon

Nearly all places for York’s first marathon have been filled in just two days.

The event, on October 20, is organised by a new company under the Jane Tomlinson’s For All Events umbrella. Entries have come from across the UK, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, the USA and even the Bahamas.

We are absolutely thrilled with the response to the launch. We knew it would be popular, but even we could not anticipate entries flooding in quite as quickly as they have.

“The whole of Yorkshire and beyond has got behind the marathon – from runners, to the local authorities, the University of York right down to shopkeepers who have pledged to help support our athletes en route.”

– A Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon spokesman

Runners can raise funds for any cause of their choice or one of the event’s partner charities.