24 Aug

Hull Marathon Shaping Up

RB Hull MarathonOrganisers of the RB Hull Marathon are putting the final touches to next month’s race with the second staging of the event looking likely to be a memorable occasion. On route entertainment, which includes, among others, the popular Hull Samba, has been finalised, while the marathon man himself, Steve Edwards, has confirmed he will be at the start line on Sunday 18 September.

The 2015 race drew a fantastic response with over 1000 runners taking part and the marathon also made the shortlist for the Running Awards. Runners started and finished in the city centre and took in some of the city’s best-known landmarks including East Park, Victoria Square, the KC Stadium, the Humber Bridge, Hessle Road, Hull Marina and the Old Town.

For next month’s race, participants can look forward to musical entertainment to keep their legs going: the All for One Choir and the Humberside Police Band, plus Hull Samba, will perform.

This will be in addition to the family fun run planned for the race HQ in Queens Gardens, the HQ will further benefit from a series of new activities for kids, including giant inflatables, zorbing and a 30m pop-up track.

Steve Edwards, a familiar face on the marathon circuit, has confirmed his participation. Steve will be embarking on what is his 745th marathon. Steve will also be hosting a Q & A to share his endurance tips on marathon weekend Saturday.

Entries are still being taken for the race: entry is priced at £42, or £40 for UK-affiliated runners. Registration details are available here.