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