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Yorkshire Marathon Relay

If you’re looking to achieve your team's fundraising goals, or simply to enjoy a bit of healthy competition, then this is the event for you.

Alternatively, if you’ve always wanted to run a marathon but weren’t sure you could complete the distance alone, then this might be the answer.

Get your marathon medal by joining five of your friends or colleagues for the Yorkshire Marathon Relay.

It's all about teamwork. Whether you’re on the final leg of 3.2 miles or the 2nd of 6.1 miles, together you WILL complete a marathon.

Open to teams from all backgrounds, the marathon relay is a wonderful way of networking, boosting morale, promoting teamwork or just rewarding yourselves with a great day out.

Distances within the relay vary, making the run both accessible and fun for runners of all abilities.

Relay Legs:

  • Leg A: 4.8 miles 
  • Leg B: 6.1 miles 
  • Leg C: 2.8 miles Leg 
  • D: 4.4 miles Leg 
  • E: 5 miles Leg 
  • F: 3.2 miles

Join Team Yorkshire Cancer Research

Enter the Yorkshire Marathon Relay in support of Yorkshire Cancer Research. You'll be helping to fund life-saving cancer research right here in Yorkshire.

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Included in your team entry:

  • Team race day kit: teams will be kitted out in their own, personalised racing t-shirts. Branded with your team name, logo and charity logo
  • Race day hospitality: a dedicated VIP corporate hospitality area is provided for all team members.
  • Team Photo: Your package also includes a team photo. Once we’ve captured your team’s pre-race enthusiasm, we’ll print, frame and post out the photo to you – making for a great souvenir of your day.
  • PR and Media coverage: Teams will have the opportunity to feature in profile-raising news stories about the challenge via the event’s media partners.
  • Park and Run: Complimentary Park and Run service from the official event car park for all team members.
  • Relay buses: buses and volunteers on hand to collect you from the hospitality area and take you to your starting leg, they will also bring you back once you’ve handed the baton over to your team-mate.
  • Finishers goody bag: team members will receive a finishers bag containing your medal and post-race snacks.
  • Trophies and prizes: The winning teams from each of the three team categories will each be recognised and presented with their own award. There are prizes in the following categories.


Mixed (must include at least three females) 

Females (all 6 runners must be female).

Why Yorkshire needs you

Yorkshire is one of the regions hardest hit by cancer - sadly more people in our region are likely to have their lives cut short by cancer than almost anywhere else in England.

By fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research, you are helping to change this. Your support enables us to fund pioneering cancer research that saves lives right here in Yorkshire, in your town, your city and your community.

Runner wearing a Yorkshire Cancer Research vest and waving at the camera during a charity half marathon Yorkshire Cancer Research runner taking part in charity half marathon

“There were some parts where I struggled and needed a boost but everyone nearby cheering and handing out energy drinks and snacks really helped. I wanted to push through for the cause, and it was all worth it in the end."


Where is the event?

University of York