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Humber Street by Daniel R Mitchell

To complement Hull’s year in the spotlight as UK City of Culture we’re adding some cultural elements to the 2017 RB Hull Marathon.

Artwork will feature within every mile on the road surface of the race route and the originals will be displayed at a special marathon exhibition at Hull College.

Local artists/photographers are invited to submit paintings, drawings/digital drawings and photographs representing a particular mile on the marathon route. Images should be no smaller than A4 (210mm x 297mm) and no bigger than A0 (84 x 1189mm). They do not have to show runners and artists can submit more than one piece of artwork. The best will be chosen to be reproduced to feature on the road surface where they will remain as created by the artist with no sponsors’ logos or captions added.

Artists can view the marathon route at and precise details of each mile are also listed below*. Artists can choose to create an image for any mile apart from miles 10 and 18. These 2 miles have already been specially commissioned and the artwork will be on display at the RB Hull Marathon stand at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Exhibition from 19 to 22 April.

Local artist, Daniel R Mitchell’s painting “Humber Street” will feature within mile 10 on the marathon route. He commented: "The organisers of the RB Hull Marathon have created an exciting opportunity for local artists to become part of a unique event that brings together the artistic and athletic talents the city has to offer in 2017.”

Photographer Tom Sutherland’s image “Humber Bridge 2 (Long Exposure)” will feature within mile 18 on the bridge. He said: “I am flattered that one of my photographs has been selected for use in the event and I am excited at the potential exposure it could bring my work. I am looking forward to seeing what other creative works the people of Hull have offered in support of the marathon.“

The competition is open to artists living in Hull, the East Riding or Barton-upon-Humber (DN18) – the area of the marathon route – and the closing date is Sunday 4 June.

Artists should submit a photograph of their artwork by email to, with Art Installation as the subject. Included in the email should be the artist’s name, postal address, email address, phone number and which mile of the route the image represents. Race organisers will contact the winning artists for access to the original artwork.

Entries will be assessed by a panel of judges which will include Rosie Millard, Chair of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Peter Naylor, curator of the marathon exhibition, Race Director Lucas Meagor and representatives of Principal Sponsor RB, Main Sponsor Hull College and fun run organisers Fitmums & Friends.

The exhibition at Hull College during marathon weekend will chart the history of marathon running and include contributions from local running clubs. The originals of the winning artwork will also be on display and artists will have the option to sell them. All proceeds from sales of the original artwork will go to the artist. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to buy souvenir postcards of the artwork. The Hull Marathon will cover the cost of printing the postcards and will receive all proceeds from their sale. The exhibition will be free and open to the public as well as to runners collecting their race packs from the college.

Full terms and conditions will be posted on the RB Hull Marathon website by the end of Wednesday 19 April 2017.

*Marathon route

Mile 1 – from West Park to midway over the footbridge towards Londesborough Street

Mile 2 – from midway over the footbridge towards Londesborough Street, Park Street, Anlaby Road (from Park Street junction) through to Ferensway junction

Mile 3 – Ferensway junction, Carr Lane, Beverley Gate, Princes' Dock St, Zebedee's Yard, Whitefriargate, Trinity House Lane, South Church Side, Market Place, Liberty Lane, High St, Millennium Bridge

Mile 4 – The Deep, Victoria Dock foreshore footpath, Plimsoll Way, Southbridge Road (between Maldon Way and Harbour Drive)

Mile 5 - Southbridge Road (between Maldon Way and Harbour Drive), Mount Pleasant Road South roundabouts, Hedon Road, Craven Street South, Newbridge Road (at junction of Sherburn Street/Rosmead Street)

Mile 6 - Newbridge Road (junction of Sherburn Street/Rosmead Street), Southcoates Lane, Holderness Road (from Southcoates Lane to East Park), East Park main gate to splash boat

Mile 7 - East Park splash boat, East Park Bridge, East Park north, James Reckitt Avenue (from Gillshill Road) ends between Dornoch Drive and Laburnum Road junction

Mile 8 - James Reckitt Avenue (between Dornoch Drive and Laburnum Road junction), underpass under Mount Pleasant, footpath (Trans Pennine Way) behind RB, ends just before St Mark Street

Mile 9 - St Mark Street, (RB), Dansom Lane South, Clarence Street, Drypool Bridge, Alfred Gelder Street, (Guildhall), Lowgate, Guildhall Road

Mile 10 - Allocated

Mile 11 - Railway Street, Wellington Street, Albert Dock (ABP) (ends parallel to A63 footbridge from Strickland Street)

Mile 12 - Albert Dock (ABP) (Starts parallel to A63 footbridge from Strickland Street), A63 underpass, West Dock Street, Gillet Street, Witty Street, Havelock Street

Mile 13 - Hessle Road (from junction with Havelock Street to roundabout with North Road), Askew Avenue, Council Avenue, Lakeside Grove

Mile 14 - Pickering Park, south boundary of Sirius West Academy, cycle path link to Anlaby Park Road South

Mile 15 - Anlaby Park Road South (junction with Wascana Close) to Boothferry Road (parallel with Bishops Temple Court)

Mile 16 - Boothferry Road (parallel with Bishops Temple Court) to Boothferry Road junction with Elmswood

Mile 17 - Boothferry Road (junction with Elmswood), Heads Lane, Ferriby Road (between Heads Lane and Humber Bridge Board), Humber Bridge Board access road, Humber Bridge approach/tollbooths (southbound) ends at the point the bridge crosses the A63

Mile 18 - Allocated

Mile 19 - Humber Bridge southbound just after the south tower, Far Ings Road, Humber Bridge northbound (ends before the bridge crosses the Humber)

Mile 20 - Humber Bridge northbound (from shortly before the bridge commences crossing the Humber to midway across the bridge)

Mile 21 - Humber Bridge northbound (from midway across the bridge), tollbooths, Humber Bridge slip road (north bank), Humber Bridge car park, Ferriby Road (ends just after Ferriby Road junction with Humber Bridge car park)

Mile 22 - Ferriby Road (just after junction with Humber Bridge car park), Heads Lane, Boothferry Road (between junction with Heads Lane and Pulcroft Road)

Mile 23 - Boothferry Road (from the junction with Pulcroft Road to east of junction with First Lane)

Mile 24 - Boothferry Road (from just east of First Lane to junction with Anlaby Park Road South/North), Anlaby Park Road North (from Boothferry Road to Costello Stadium entrance), Costello Stadium, Peter Pan Park (ends near bandstand)

Mile 25 - Peter Pan Park (from near bandstand), Warner’s car park, Pickering Road (from junction with Warner’s to junction with Sunbeam Road), Sunbeam Road, Belgrave Drive, Boothferry Road (from junction with Belgrave Drive to Anlaby Road), Anlaby Road (from roundabout with Boothferry Road to junction with Springfield road)

Mile 26 - Anlaby Road (from junction with Springfield Road to Walton Street), Walker Street, Carnegie Street, Perry Street, Anlaby Road (from junction with Ruskin Street to West Park underpass), West Park approach to KCOM Stadium

Mile 26.2 - entrance to KCOM Stadium and inside KCOM Stadium

Artists wishing to submit artwork for this section should contact us first at to discuss as we are looking for an interactive aspect to this installation.

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