The Hull Marathon & Relays
The Hull Marathon will return in 2019, featuring the 2 and 4 person relays and Fitmums & Friends Fun Run. With a spectacular start by the North tower on the Humber Bridge, the marathon takes you through the town of Hessle before heading through West Hull, the historic City centre, Victoria Dock and finishing in the magnificent East Park.
Marathon runners come into Costello Athletics Stadium in mile 7, and after the success in the last two years of what we believe to be a unique feature in a marathon, they can test themselves mentally and physically on the track in the KCOM Ultrafast 1001
The race for 2 person and 4 person relay teams will follow the same route as the marathon. The Fitmums & Friends Fun Run, open to anyone of any age, will be a 3k ish run across the Humber Bridge on a closed road deck.
All finishers will receive a medal, T-shirt and goody bag, with ten drinks stations on route and massages available in our Race Village at the finish.
Prizes for the first 5 finishers male and female, 1st and 2nd in all Vet categories from V40 to V80 (male and female), first 2 teams (male and female, 3 in each) and to the first local male & female.
2019 race includes the Yorkshire Veterans’ Athletic Association Marathon Championships with prizes for categories from V35 upwards. Any Vet belonging to a YVAA Affiliated club will get automatic entry to the YVAA Championships when they enter the Marathon.
KCOM Ultrafast 100
In mile 7 of the marathon will be a timed 100 metre sprint sponsored by KCOM on the Athletics track at Costello Stadium. We believe this unique feature enables runners to have a go at testing themselves mentally and physically.
Made up of 4 legs between 5.1 and 8 miles each, the 4 person relay suits a range of abilities so everyone can get involved.
Leg one is approximately 8 miles and sees runners start with the marathon field on the Humber Bridge and head through Hessle Town Centre, Costello Athletic Track & Peter Pan Park before the change over in Pickering Park.
Leg 2 will be approximately 5.1 miles and leaves Pickering Park to head to the Boulevard Fountain for an out and back to West Park and the KCOM Stadium+ and the change over point at the halfway section.
Leg 3 of approximately 6 miles heads through Albert Dock, around Hull Marina and a loop around Hull’s historic city centre before crossing the River Hull by the Tidal Barrier and around The Deep to the final change over in Victoria Dock.
The Final leg of approximately 7.1 miles takes runners out past The Blade and along the Sculpture Trail before heading into East Hull and the quaint Garden Village before the final loop around East Park to the finish.
All 4 finishers will receive a medal, t-shirt* and goody bag at their respective finish.
Free shuttle buses, will transport runners to and from the change over points.
All prize money and categories same for male and female
1st Place £250
2nd Place £150
3rd Place £100
4th Place £50
5th Place £25
1st Placed Local runner £75
Junior (20 and under) and Vet Categories – £30 winner, £15 for 2nd place
J20, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70, V75, V80+
Team Prize – 1st 3 from same club: £75
2 person: 1st placed Male, female and mixed team: £80
4 person: 1st placed male, female and mixed team: £100
KCOM Ultrafast Sprint
We are delighted to see the Fun Run back for 2019. Open to anyone of any age, 2019’s route will be a 3km approx run around East Park starting & finishing at the same point as the marathon finishes. The Fun Run will start at 10:30am.
The first under 16 male and female runners will receive a trophy and prizes thanks to Sainsbury’s.