We are delighted to confirm the revised route for our 2017 event. After discussions with relevant local authorities, councils have now approved the route. The changes reflect feedback from 2015 and 2016 with road closures reduced so that the event has less impact on traffic flow.
Starting at the KCOM Stadium the route will provide a running tour of the 2017 UK City of Culture and will feature notable city landmarks such as Queen Victoria Square – home to the Ferens Art Gallery and Maritime Museum, Holy Trinity Church, The Deep, Victoria Dock, Spurn Lightship and Hull Marina, Albert Dock and the Humber Bridge. The varied course also includes West Park, East Park, Pickering Park, Peter Pan Park and a lap of Costello Stadium. The marathon and relays will finish inside the KCOM Stadium where spectators will have a great view of the finishing line and will be able to cheer on the runners from the comfort of the stands.
Some of the new features for 2017:
- start outside the KCOM Stadium
- finish inside the stadium
- Holy Trinity Church
- The Deep
- Victoria Dock
- New Bridge Road
- underpass at Clarence Street
- Spurn Lightship
- a lap of Costello Stadium
- Peter Pan Park
Go to http://ow.ly/xmSB308fQbJ to view the complete route, the course elevation profile and the places of interest that runners will pass.
The route will be measured by an accredited course measurer in due course so that a Certificate of Course Accuracy can be awarded.
A lot of time and effort has gone into planning the revised route with Race Director Lucas Meagor running round the city exploring possibilities. Commenting on the revised course, he said: “We have looked to reflect feedback from runners, residents and businesses whilst also aiming to showcase the city for the marathon. There will always be areas we have been unable to include due to the logistics of the city layout and limitations of 26.2 miles, but we have also looked to accommodate challenges around the impact of road closures or restrictions. Details of closures, partial closures and timings will be published over the summer. We also have more plans to announce around how the route will be highlighted "culturally" which we believe will enhance the new look course in this special year."
Runners signing up before 31 January can take advantage of Early Bird entry fees.