Organisers of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon are offering a limited number of charity places for those who missed out on entry to the 2014 race. The offer is aimed at people taking part in their first marathon and for those who were unsuccessful with their initial applications for the event on Sunday 12 October.
The inaugural Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon was hailed a huge success from all quarters, bringing in up to £2m for good causes and a boost of at least £1m for the local economy. Over 7,000 runners are expected to take part in this year’s race.
Successful applicants for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal places will be provided with a place at the event, exclusive training sessions, technique analysis, expert advice and kit discounts. Along with guaranteed entry, those allocated a Jane Tomlinson Appeal place would be part of an exclusive training group and given full support to help them achieve their goal.
Siobhan Curtis, Jane Tomlinson Appeal legacy manager, said: “Last year’s inaugural Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon was an enormous success and it’s not surprising that general places for the 2014 event were snapped up so quickly. The charity places we have available are ideal for people wanting to make their marathon debut as they come with all the support, help and encouragement needed to tackle the training with confidence.
On race day itself, runners for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal will be able to enjoy pre and post-race hospitality close to the start and finishing lines. Also on offer will be a free post-run massage and refreshments.
To apply for one of the coveted places send an email setting out your reasons for wanting to take part to firstname.lastname@example.org