General sale spots snapped up in just 10 minutes
Demand has once again outstripped supply for the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon as places for the second edition of the event sold out in just 10 minutes on Monday.
Priority pre-sale spots were filled within five hours of being released on Friday, following the event’s 2014 launch at Clifford’s Tower. A limited number of places were then made available for general sale, but the event reached its increased 7000 capacity within 10 minutes of those spots being released.
There were just over 6000 places available for last year’s inaugural Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. That event sold out in three days, prompting an increase in the number of spots available for the 2014 race which will start and finish at the University of York on October 12.
“We thought it was fantastic when last year’s marathon sold out in only three days – to have sold out this year in the space of just a few hours is remarkable,” commented event lead Lisa Ashcroft.
“Congratulations to everyone who got a place – and thank you for supporting the event. The marathon was a huge success last year and this year’s will be even bigger and better.”
There was a £12,000 prize pot up for grabs at the 2013 event, but with details of the cash awards only being released the month before the event it meant many top club runners or elites had already chosen their autumn marathons. Organisers have advised that such details will be released much sooner this year. Edwin Korir and Helen Koskei were the winners of last year’s event, clocking 2:13:31 and 2:40:06 respectively.
Charity places for the 2014 event remain available, while a waiting list is also in operation to fill any spaces created from withdrawals.
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