Thousands sign upfor new Yorkshire marathon

8/1/13  The launch of the  plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 2013  near  Clifford's Tower  in York yesterdaytI(tues), pic shows Roman  soldiers chasing  Hannah Cockroft gold medallist paralympian and  Mike Tomlinson.
8/1/13 The launch of the plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 2013 near Clifford's Tower in York yesterdaytI(tues), pic shows Roman soldiers chasing Hannah Cockroft gold medallist paralympian and Mike Tomlinson.

THOUSANDS of people have signed up to take part in a new Yorkshire marathon.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon will take place on October 20 in York.

It is being organised by the Jane Tomlinson’s For All Events, which was set up by the Tomlinson family as a legacy to Jane who raised £1.5m before she died in 2007.

TV football pundit Chris Kamara is one of the famous Yorkshire faces backing the event, as well as Ddouble Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft.

Entry costs £40 and £38 for UKA affiliated members. To register for the event, go to www.theyork
shiremarathon.com