Marathon & Relays
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
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 KCOM Ultrafast 100m
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)
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).