Do The Y-Bot!
We take a look at this weekend's big marathon staging in Yorkshire...
Another weekend, another marathon! This time it is the turn of the beautiful city of York to take centre stage at the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon as runners take to the streets on Sunday.
Thousands of runners will be there to celebrate a race that has been a monster success since day one. Organisers say: “In many ways it’s the jewel in the White Rose County's sporting crown.”
Every element of race is charged with Yorkshire Spirit. Since the inaugural event in 2013, the event has got bigger and bigger. But those taking part are never far from the locals who come out in force to cheer everyone along.
The race begins in the heart of York one of the most beautiful cities in the UK - and passes many of its historic landmarks, including the world-famous York Minster and the medieval City Walls. The race also heads out into the idyllic Yorkshire countryside where runners will be treated to scenic surroundings and quaint country roads.
As runners head along University Road to the finish line they are encouraged to comply with tradition and ‘do the Y’ as they cross the line. Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire!
Taking place on the same day as the full Yorkshire Marathon, the Yorkshire 10 Mile shares many of the highlights, but with the added bonus of only being 10 miles!
Organisers are once again promising a variety of performers and charity cheerleaders to keep runners motivated around the course.
Previous participant Nigel Moscardini said of the marathon: “Whether it’s running past the historic York Minster, hi-fiving the vicar and just taking in the beautiful Yorkshire scenery there is guaranteed to be a memorable moment at the Yorkshire Marathon. Great race, fantastically well organised and marshalled, fabulous friendly support and a lovely piece of bling!”
You can find out more at the Run For All website.