Route for Wakefield’s marathon is confirmed

Nostell Priory.  18 May 2012.'Picture Bruce Rollinson
Nostell Priory. 18 May 2012.'Picture Bruce Rollinson

Wakefield’s first marathon will be setting off from Nostell Priory later this year.

Team OA, which is organising the event on Sunday June 29, announced the marathon’s course last week.

Runners completing the full 26-miles can expect a multi-terrain two-lap route which starts and finishes at Nostell Priory, where there will also be a family fun day taking place.

The family fun day will include a climbing wall, zorbing, mini races and giant tennis.

There will also be a number of catering stalls and a beer tent. The Teapigs Tea Tent will have a selection of refreshments on offer from the Women’s Institute.

More than 400 people have already signed up to take part in the charity event, which will include the full marathon, a half-marathon and a fun run. The event is supporting the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, the only UK charity funding medical research into cancer affecting teenagers and young adults.

Organisers have tried to make the runs different, and have arranged water and feed stations with cake and a barbecue along the route.

Runners will be kept entertained by a local school choir and a band singing running-themed songs.

The event will be limited to 1,000 runners for the first year.

Organiser Wane Law, 43, from Team OA, said: “A lot of people have registered and we’re trying to keep the numbers relatively low in the first year so that it’s a good quality event. But we are looking for marshals.”

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