Yorkshire – God’s Own Country, giver of great tea and home to Emmerdale.
Today the northern county will be inundated with hopeful runners conquering the impressive 26.2 mile Yorkshire Marathon – and no doubt there’ll be some looking to break an obscure record.
Read on to find out what time the marathon starts and what route the runners will be taking.
When is the Yorkshire marathon start time?
The Yorkshire Marathon 2019 is taking place today, Sunday 20 October.
The wheelchair race kicked off at 9.25, with all the other races following five minutes later at 9.30. As well as the individual 26.2 mile traditional race, runners can take the Yorkshire Marathon in relay teams, taking a section of the route each.
What is the Yorkshire Marathon route?
The race kicks off at Green Dykes Lane, rounding towards the city centre.
Racers will then swerve off into Yorkshire’s historic district via the medieval gateway at Walmgate Bar.
The route then makes its way outwards and towards Heworth Green, continuing along through the village of Stockton-on-the-Forest.
This will bring runners to Common Lane, then past the Snowball Plantation winding towards Upper Helmsley.
From here, it goes through York’s suburbs and through a scenic rural stretch through Buttercrambe Moor Wood.
Heading next to Stamford Bridge, runners will reach a spectator point at Dunnington – perfect for a much needed shot of adrenaline and encouragement after running the majority of the race.
The route heads Holtby lane and onto Bad Bargain lane before turning back on itself and pointing back towards the city.
The final stretch will take runners down Osbaldwick road takes, back on to Hull road before the final climb back to campus.
After re-crossing the start line, the route then descends into one final stretch towards the finish.
Could somebody accomplish this route in less than two hours too?
Yorkshire Marathon tracker
The marathon won’t be shown on TV, so the best way to follow the marathon is through the official app.
The app will give general updates as well as tracking individual runners through their race number.