First Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in York has sold out

The  Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon was launched in York on Tuesday by Paralympic gold medalist Hannah Cockroft and Mike Tomlinson, with the help of some Roman soldiers
The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon was launched in York on Tuesday by Paralympic gold medalist Hannah Cockroft and Mike Tomlinson, with the help of some Roman soldiers

THE first ever Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has sold out.

All 5,500 places were snapped up within three days of them going on offer on Tuesday.

The event, in York, reached its initial capacity of 5,000 runners by Thursday.

But organisers released a further 500 places, which were all taken this afternoon (Friday).

They are now in talks with health and safety bosses to see if they can increase the number of runners to 6,000.

The marathon will take place on October 20 in York.

It is being organised by the Jane Tomlinson’s For All Events, which was set up by the Tomlinson family as a legacy to Jane who raised £1.5m before she died in 2007.

TV football pundit Chris Kamara, of Kirkhamgate, is one of the famous Yorkshire faces backing the event, as well as double Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft.

To register for the waiting list visit www.theyorkshiremarathon.com