Organisers of The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon have unveiled the finalised route of the inaugural event. The race, set for 20 October, received considerable interest after its launch and is already a sell-out with 6,100 competitors registered.
The route will retain its start and finish points at the University of York but will now include two small two-way sections - one close to Stamford Bridge and the other near the village of Murton - both of which will allow more supporters to come out and cheer runners on their marathon journeys.
Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon event lead Lisa Ashcroft said: "We've changed our provisional route slightly to create a better experience for runners and spectators. The new wider sections will allow more supporters to come out and to cheer our runners along on their marathon journey. Taking the route via Buttercrambe Moor Woods will also give our runners a bit more shelter come the autumn."
As a result of the changes, the legs for the James Potter Eggs Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay will also change slightly. The legs are now: 5 miles, 6 miles, 6.5 miles, 2.5 miles, 3.5 miles and 2.7 miles.
To view the route in more detail, visit the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon website.