How do I apply for my own place?Back to top
Public entry to the Yorkshire Marathon opened at the official website and sold out within three days. If you were lucky enough to secure a place in the run then we would love to have you on Team Macmillan. You can register using our simple online form, or contact us with your details.
How do I apply for a guaranteed place in the marathon?Back to top
We have now filled all of our places in the Yorkshire Marathon. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please fill in and return a guaranteed place application form and we will be in touch if a place becomes available.
We ask everyone running on a guaranteed charity place to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship amount of £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
If you require any further information please do contact us on 020 7840 4915, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much sponsorship do I need to raise? Back to top
We ask that all our charity guaranteed place runners pledge to raise a minimum of £500 each. This will be due in around one month after the event. Of course we will give you all the materials, encouragement and support you will need to make sure you smash that target.
If you have your own place then we simply ask you to raise as much as possible and we'll provide you with the same level of care and support that our charity guaranteed place runners receive.
What is your 'own place'?Back to top
Your 'own place' means that you have registered for the Yorkshire Marathon directly with the organisers through their website www.theyorkshiremarathon.com.
You would have also paid a registration fee for that place. Once you have registered for your place you would have received a confirmation email from the organisers.
What is a 'guaranteed charity place'?Back to top
A 'guaranteed place' means that you have completed a Team Macmillan guaranteed place application form and you were notified by Macmillan, via a phone call, that your application was successful. Then you will receive a fundraising pack from us.
In return for one of our places, we ask you to pledge to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship for Macmillan.
What kind of support will Macmillan give me?Back to top
When you join Team Macmillan you will be supported throughout your entire marathon experience. In addition to our initial fundraising and training pack, we will send you regular newsletters full of tips to help your prepare for the big day.
You will also be invited to our post-race recovery tent after the race, where you will receive some well-deserved refreshments. And if that isn't enough, we will give you the loudest support possible throughout the race from our Team Macmillan supporter point.
Will Macmillan help me with my training?Back to top
Of course! When you sign up to run the Yorkshire Marathon with Team Macmillan we will provide you with a comprehensive training pack and regular newsletters full of top tips, including advice from our Team Macmillan patrons.
We will also advise you of other useful sources of information to help you prepare for the big day.
What happens if I get injured?Back to top
If you get injured whilst training we recommend you contact your GP, physio or specialist sports injury clinic. They will be able to advise you if you are fit enough to run. If you do need to withdraw you will need to let the Yorkshire Marathon race organisers know as soon as possible. Please also let Macmillan know so we can update our records.
When will I get my race number?Back to top
Your timing chip and running number will be supplied by the race organisers in advance of the run. We are still waiting for more information on exactly when these will be sent out.
Where can I find more specific information?Back to top
Go to www.theyorkshiremarathon.com for more information on the Yorkshire Marathon.
What difference will my sponsorship make?Back to top
As a team we hope to raise over £100,000 in the Yorkshire Marathon. The funds raised from this event goes such a long way to help people affected by cancer, for example:
- Every £100 spent on the Macmillan Benefits Helpline helps people affected by cancer to claim £2,691 in benefits to which they are entitled.
- £220 could fund 1,000 copies of The Cancer Guide, providing valuable information about cancer, its treatment and care, and lists of helpful organisations.
- £3,333 could keep a Macmillan cancer information and support centre stocked with all the information and resources, booklet, guides, directories and leaflets it needs to support people affected by cancer for a year.
- £9,387 will run our CancerLine for a working week dealing with, on average, 760 calls and emails from people affected by cancer, providing them with essential information, practical and emotional supprt.
- £47,758 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a year, giving people living with cancer and their families essential medical, practical and emotional support.
- Around £60,000 could help fund a new small Macmillan information and support centre.