Marathon & Relays

Three athletes running a relay

We look forward to welcoming you all to the Hull Marathon & Relays 2018, starting in West Park and with a stadium finish in the KCOM Stadium*, home to football's Hull City AFC & rugby league's Hull FC

Marathon

The Marathon sees runners take a route through the City centre, Victoria Docks, into the East of the city and East Park, a return to the City centre and then the Marina before passing through a working dock, Pickering Park, Hessle, over the Humber Bridge and a return via the Costello Stadium and track, Peter Pan Park and into the KCOM Stadium*. All finishers will receive a medal, T-shirt and goody bag with ten drinks stations on route and massages available in our Race Village at the finish. Prizes for the first 5 finishers male and female, 1st and 2nd in all Vet categories from V40 to V80 (male and female), first 2 teams (male and female, 3 in each) and to the first local male & female**.

- including the Timed Ultrafast 100m (subject to final confirmation for 2018)

As runners come into Costello Athletics Stadium in mile 24, they'll not only be greeted by Fitmums & Friends' Race Angels, but they'll be able to have a go at the KCOM Ultrafast 100m on the track! We believe this unique feature enables runners to have a go at testing themselves mentally and physically.

The fastest male and female times proportionate to their cumulative marathon time will win a cash prize thanks to KCOM. (Only open to full marathon runners)

Relays

We are once again hosting both the 2 person & 4 person relay races, with the assistance of Fitmums & Friends at the three change over points. Following the same route as the marathon, these present runners the chance to still be part of the atmosphere if a marathon is a challenge too far. Form a pair or a team from work, a community group or your running club. Run just to help improve your fitness, achieve a challenge, raising funds for one of our 5 charity partners or all of these!

Free transport will be provided to and from the three change over points for all runners, enabling your baggage to get to your finish point as well as early runners having the chance to see the later runners finish in the stadium and the later runners being able to see the start of the event. A timetable of the shuttle buses will be announced nearer to race day***.

2 Person Relay

Running a half marathon each, the first runner will set off behind the marathon start in West Park and get to run through the City Centre, Victoria Docks, East Park, and Albert Docks before changing over at the half way point as you enter Pickering Park.

The second leg runs through Pickering Park, Hessle before the out and back over the Humber Bridge, returning to include three quarters of a lap of the Costello Stadium Athletics track, into Peter Pan Park and gets all the glory as they finish inside the KCOM Stadium*.

Both finishers will receive a medal, t-shirt and goody bag at their respective finish.

Free shuttle buses will transport runners to and from the change over point, with a drop off/pick up near to Pickering Park.

All this for £55 (entry by 30 April), or £60 thereafter and prizes for the first male pair, first female pair and first mixed pair.

4 Person Relay

Made up of 6, 7.1, 7.8 and 5.3 mile legs****, the 4 person relay suits a range of abilities so everyone can get involved. Leg one sees runners start with the marathon field in West Park and head through the City Centre, past The Deep and through Victoria Docks before reaching the change over point in East Park.

Leg 2 takes the runners through East Park, back to the City Centre, around the Marina and Albert Dock, Hessle Road, they will reach the changeover point at the marathon half way point as they enter Pickering Park.

Leg 3 gets to run through Pickering Park, Hessle and the Humber Bridge as they both cross both southbound and return on the northbound footpath. After returning through the toll plaza (for free!), the final changeover point is on the slip road into the Humber Bridge Car Park****.

The 4th and final leg is the shortest of them all. Heading around the town of Hessle, round three quarters of a lap of the athletics track at the Costello Stadium, before the glory mile down Anlaby Road and the grand finish in the KCOM Stadium*.

All 4 finishers will receive a medal, t-shirt and goody bag at their respective finish.

Free shuttle buses will transport runners to and from the change over points, with drop off/pick ups near to East Park, Pickering Park and the Humber Bridge Car Park****.

All this for £65 (entry by 30 April), or £75 thereafter and prizes for the first all male team, first all female team and first mixed team (any combination).

* KCOM Stadium finish subject to final fixture list publication in June 2018.

** runs for a club based in or, if unaffiliated, resides in East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull or North Lincolnshire

*** Only runners with a race number will be permitted on the shuttle buses. No spectators will be allowed.

**** 4 person relay points and distances subject to confirmation