With less than two months until race day, momentum is building at the RB Hull Marathon as it prepares to host its second ever event. The 2015 race drew a fantastic response with over 1000 runners taking part and the marathon also making the shortlist for the Running Awards.
Looking ahead to Sunday 18 September, organisers are making the marathon even more family friendly with the addition of a three mile Junior Race, with 11–16 year olds able to run part of the same course as the marathon runners and finish in the same place as the marathon. HQ will further benefit from a series of new activities for the kids, including giant inflatables, zorbing and a 30m pop-up track.
On the race front, over 400 volunteers have already signed up for this year’s Marathon Maker scheme. The marathon makers assume a variety of roles, including handing out drinks and goody bags, marshalling the route, cheering on the runners and helping the relay changeovers.
In the next few weeks, entrants will also receive a 32-page colour guide. Similar to last year, the guide will contain all the information runners might wish to know about preparation and the event itself as well as information about visiting the city and where to eat, drink and stay if you plan to make a weekend of it.
Entries are still being taken for the race: entry is priced at £42, or £40 for UK-affiliated runners.