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Humber Bridge to East Park, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire

Organiser's Description

We look forward to welcoming you all to the Hull Marathon & Relays 2019. With a spectacular start in the shadow of 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, where there is also a 3k fun run.

This year includes the YVAA Marathon Championships and any Vet belonging to a YVAA Affiliated club will get automatic entry to the YVAA Championships when they enter the Marathon.

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 Fun Run, open to anyone of any age, will be a 3k run East park on fully closed roads.

Start Time

09:00am

Distances

26.2 miles

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.

Marathon:

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


Relays

2 person: 1st placed Male, female and mixed team: £80

4 person: 1st placed male, female and mixed team: £100


KCOM Ultrafast Sprint

1st £40

2nd £20

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.

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Well organised

Really well organised and support en route marathon that starts with a fabulous crossing (and back) of the Humber bridge before dropping down to a flat course

Lots of water but dont forget your gels

Peter Owen-Clark / Sep 23, 2019

Very well organised

I did this as part of a mixed 4 person relay. Just £80 for four runners of mixed abilities to experience the marathon atmosphere. Everyone in the team gets a medal and a t shirt. I ran the last leg around the residential area of East Hull and the people outside of their houses were so welcoming.
My only niggle is that full Marathon runners should get their own shirt and medal. Every time I wear my T shirt I'll be wanting to explain to every one taht I only did one leg!

Debra Cassar / Sep 23, 2019

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