Organisers of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon have announced that tey have again increased race capacity due to continued demand. The additional places, which will take the capacity of the event to 6,100, will be released for general sale on Friday 26 April.
The event, the latest addition to the Jane Tomlinson Run For All series, sold out their initial allocation within three days of going live. This is now the second time the race, organised for 20 October, has increased its entry levels, so demand for the new places are expected to be high.
Event director Sara Birkinshaw said: "We knew the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon would be popular, but I think it is fair to say it took even us by surprise when it sold out in just three days. The demand was so high we could probably have sold out the event twice over. Since January we have had an enormous number of requests to increase capacity."
Sara suggested, however, that the race will be unlikely to raise its capacity any further: "The course goes right through York's ancient city walls, which is fantastic, but, obviously, they restrict the sheer numbers of people we can put on the route for 2013. It must be stressed, though, that these will be the very final places in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. Capacity is now at its maximum and we will not be able to increase it again." More information is available on the event website.