More than 7,000 run­ners will pound streets for char­ity cash

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS OF thou­sands of pounds is ex­pected to be raised for good causes when run­ners tackle a char­ity marathon.

York will host the sixth York­shire Marathon to­mor­row, when around 7,000 peo­ple will take to the his­toric city’s streets.

The sold-out event is part of the last­ing le­gacy of the late fundraiser and cam­paigner Jane Tom­lin­son, who raised al­most £2m for char­ity.

Roads will be closed be­fore and dur­ing the Asda Foun­da­tion York­shire Marathon event. Or­gan­is­ers said Univer­sity Road, where the race starts, will be closed be­tween In­no­va­tion Way and Green Dykes Lane from 10am to­day un­til 9pm to­mor­row.

Dur­ing the event city cen­tre clo­sures will af­fect Walm­gate, Hope Street, Lead­mill Lane, Pic­cadilly, Par­lia­ment Street, Blake Street, Dun­combe Place, Dean­gate, Goodram­gate and Monkgate.

York­shire Marathon course di­rec­tor Tris­tan Bat­ley-Kyle said: “We will work ex­tremely hard to en­sure that the road clo­sures are lifted as soon as pos­si­ble.”

The marathon will start and fin­ish at the Univer­sity of York’ s Hes­ling­ton cam­pus.

It in­cludes a wheel­chair race, a 10-mile run and a marathon re­lay which splits the 26-mile route into six legs. The York­shire Marathon is part of Jane Tom­lin­son’s not-for-profit Run for All, which in­cludes half-marathons in Leeds, Sh­effield, Hull and Derby.

Run­ners in last year’s York­shire Marathon.

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