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Television spot for Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

by Vicki Robinson
Tuesday 6th October 2015

Race news: Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon - Sunday, October 11, 2015

Thousands of runners will have the chance to see themselves on television in October when the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon once again hits the nation’s screens.

The excitement, colour, drama and spirit of the sell-out event will be captured in a special highlights programme to be screened on Channel 4 on Sunday 25th October. Hosted by former Olympic athlete Katharine Merry and TV presenter Kevin Harris, It will also be shown on Sky Sports and other digital channels.

Dream Team Television will produce a documentary of the 2015 race, which takes place on Sunday 11th October. Exact broadcast times will be announced nearer the date.

Charlie Tatman, Yorkshire Marathon Race Director, said: “It is fantastic that the marathon is again to be the subject of a TV programme that will reflect the enormous enthusiasm so many people have for the event.

“The inspirational stories of the runners coupled with the excitement of a top class race set in such a beautiful city as York make for excellent television.”

Up to 7,000 people will take part in this year’s marathon, with a further 2,000 running in the new Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile event. Around 700 runners will also take part in the Northern Gas Networks Yorkshire Marathon Relay, which breaks the 26.2 miles into six separate legs.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is organised by the same team responsible for the successful Run For All 10K series, the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon and the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield. It stands as part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE, who raised almost £2m by completing a series of amazing sporting challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

The marathon course starts and finishes at the University of York with the scenic course winding through Walmgate Bar, Parliament Street and St Helen’s Square. Landmarks along the route include the famous Betty’s tearooms and the imposing York Minster. Runners will leave the city walls via the ornate Monk Bar and then journey on around the villages and towns of North Yorkshire.  

For more information, go to www.theyorkshiremarathon.com

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