6 May

Hull Marathon recycles rubbish into milestones

Hull Marathon

Organisers of Hull Marathon have announced that the popular Artwork Installations will once again be featured within every mile of September’s race. This year’s artwork, however, will be made from recycled rubbish from the area as part of the #Lovehullhatelitter project.

Working with Hull Street Scene, organisers are looking for the recycled products to be created to reflect the city’s maritime heritage. In doing so, the event can help clean the city while showcasing visions of its heritage in the eyes of those from the area.

The winning designs will be displayed at a special exhibition as part of the Marathon weekend, which it is anticipated will be extended for a further period this year. Inspired by the Litter Letter Project‘, Hull Street Scene worked with Hymers College to create Love Hull from rubbish re-cyled into those letters in chicken mesh which featured on Ennerdale roundabout earlier this year.

Lucas Meagor, race director added “We now want to develop that and help collect rubbish from across the city and turn it into more of these 3D images, sculptures or messages to have along the route of the marathon on 22 September. We are looking for designs which reflect Hull’s maritime heritage.

“We are inviting local artists, groups, schools and anyone else to submit their ideas for what they could create. Those selected will be supplied chicken mesh (if required) to enable them to turn their 2D design into the 3D reality.”

September’s race will feature a new point-to-point course that includes a spectacular start on the Humber Bridge in the shadow of the North tower. Entries remain open here