Frequently Asked Questions

We do not offer refunds or deferrals but you can transfer your entry to another runner up to 1 week before the race or upgrade to one of the relay races.

To do this, log in to your eventrac account using the email and password you created when signing up to the event (There is a link in the confirmation email).  Navigate to “My Events” and then click “Manage Entry”.  You can update your details or choose to transfer your place to someone else.  Anyone who runs under someone else’s number without following the transfer process will be disqualified and reported to UKA

If you can’t find your confirmation email please contact us at [email protected] and we will resend it.

You can transfer your entry to another runner up to 1 week before the race or upgrade to one of the relay races.

To do this, log in to your eventrac account using the email and password you created when signing up to the event (There is a link in the confirmation email).  Navigate to “My Events” and then click “Manage Entry”.  You can update your details or choose to transfer your place to someone else.  Anyone who runs under someone else’s number without following the transfer process will be disqualified and reported to UKA

If you can’t find your confirmation email please contact us at [email protected] and we will resend it.

2 Person Relay:

We would encourage you do do a half marathon each as you would in the real event

4 Person Relay:

We have suggested 10.55km (6.55 miles) each but you can make split the 26.2 miles as best suits.  The usual relays are around 5.1, 6, 7.1 and 8 miles.  Ultimately it’s about making the mileage up between the 4 of you.

Race pack collection will be at the Hull Marathon Fitness & Health Show at the Bonus Arena Myton St, Kingston upon Hull HU1 2PS on Saturday 26 September (10am – 5pm) and at Venue TBC on Sunday 27 September from 6:30am (registration only).  Only one member of a relay team needs to pick up the pack for the team. Full details will be within your Runner’s Guide issued on in September 2020. 

Yes.  Wheelchair participants are welcome put please contact us at [email protected] before the event to discuss arrangements.

No. In line with UKA guidance for races using open or partly open roads, all headphones (including bone conductors) or similar devices (unless for medical purposes) are not permitted. Bone conductors are not permitted at this race for ease of implementing this rule. Any runner using headphones will be disqualified from the race. With entertainment at least every second mile, cheering and support on the route we think there’ll be enough going on that on this occasion you won’t miss your music/podcast! You’ll also be able to hear other runners, traffic and instructions from marshals.

While the route is mostly on closed roads, there are roads where runners are in a coned lane and some points with controlled traffic crossing.

No.  The Humber Bridge will operate a contraflow which will take effect overnight before the race and enables traffic to travel single file north and southbound throughout the event.

Race Parks are not posted.  Race pack collection will be at the Hull Marathon Fitness & Health Show at the Bonus Arena Myton St, Kingston upon Hull HU1 2PS on Saturday 26 September (10am – 5pm) and at Venue TBC on Sunday 27 September from 6:30am (registration only).  Only one member of a relay team needs to pick up the pack for the team. Full details will be within your Runner’s Guide issued on in September 2020. 

  • Hull is undergoing a number of major road works over the next few years

The 2020 route will remain largely as 2019, but we are aiming to reduce the number of sharp turns; the city centre loop will include the Bonus Arena and new Princes Quay Bridge.  Victoria Dock section is due to return to the foreshore path, subject to completion of the flood defence works. Better signage will be in place throughout.

The full route will be announced as soon as possible

The Marathon and relays will start at 9am. The fun run starts at 10:30am.

Running kit including trainers, race number and timing chip that you’ve collected at the marathon registration, bag to leave your belongings in (no valuables, attach the baggage tag issued with your race pack), warm clothes to change into after the race, comfortable footwear for after the race, shower kit – shower facilities will be available.

We will have baggage storage on race day. Please use the tag in your race registration pack to label your bag clearly with your race number. Relay runners will be able to have their bag transported via the shuttle buses to collect at the end of their leg.  Marathon runners bags will be transported from the start to the finish thanks to Wren Kitchens.

No dogs are permitted in any of the races

No. Buggies, prams and other items on wheels are not permitted on the course. Wheelchair users should contact us at [email protected] to discuss taking part in a wheelchair.

No cyclists/bicycles are permitted to follow the route/act as pacers. The only bicycles on route will be race convoy or medical authorised cycle responders.

Yes. They will be at all 3 relay stations and on the south side of the Humber Bridge.

Yes. You would have to enter both events and be the first runner in your relay team as you would start as a relay runner then become a marathon runner after handing over your wristband at the first change over point.

The race is chip timed. If you are delayed unavoidably you will be able to start the marathon up to approximately 9:15am but will still need to finish within the 6 hour cut off time of 3pm.

Please listen out for announcements on race day and follow instructions from our Volunteer marshals. Read through your race pack in advance to be aware of everything for the day so you can be as relaxed as possible. If in doubt, check with any of our volunteers on the day, they will be happy to help.

Car Parking will be available around East Park (race finish) with shuttle buses to the start.  There will be parking at the race start but shuttle buses will only run between the start and finish before the event start.

We will be having pacemakers for the marathon. These will be at 15 minute splits from 3 hours through to 5hrs, 5:30 and 6hrs along with a 3:10 pacer for those aiming for a good for age time to gain entry to the London Marathon. They will be clearly marked on the day. Details will be published in race packs and on the website.

We will provide energy drinks at 4 or 5 of the drink stations thanks to Project E2

There will be 10 drink stations, at approx every 2 to 3 miles. Drinks will be either cups or bottles. We are looking at reducing wastage on the route and more details about which stations have cups or bottles will be confirmed at a future date.

Allow ample time to get to the start. Shuttle buses will run from the finish area with picks up also available in central Hull from 7am and take approximately 20 minutes.  You will need to allow to drop your bag, use the toilet facilities and warm up in the start area. Each participant has their own routine and it is hard to be specific but we recommend being in the start area no later than 15 minutes before your race starts. If driving to the event allow time to park and travel on the shuttle buses. More details will be published in the coming months.

We recommend agreeing a meeting point prior to the race. East Park has ample space to agree a point.

The event will be supported by North East Medics. All volunteers will know where the nearest first aiders are and first aid points will be listed in your race pack.

They can watch the race around the course, support the fun run, get refreshments and cheer on other runners coming into the finish. If they are planning to spectate around the course for a flat £3 per person they can use the shuttle buses around the course to reach the start at Humber Bridge, Pickering Park, Witty Street (For miles 9-10 and Half way), Market Place for City Centre, Marina & Deep; Siemens for Victoria Dock & Sculpture Trail and East Park. The city is also cycle friendly, please respect the Highway Code and do not cycle on the race route.

Shuttle Buses for spectators can be booked here

There are ample opportunities to watch the races around the course.  The Shuttle buses will also be able to take spectators around the course for a flat fare of £5.  Alternatively it is often easier to cycle around the course to spectate. If driving please check the road closure details. If cycling please cycle safely and adhere to the highway code. Cyclists should not use footways or pavements.

We have over 25 groups or soloists already booked to entertain you for 2020 so you’ll never be far from live music on the route.

We are proud that the event has been well supported previously and will be actively encouraging the residents of the area to come out and cheer. Our volunteers are trained to be vocally supportive and between miles 23 and 24 approx you’ll have the chance to get support from one of our Pinks & Blues

There is a short section of cobbles the around the Marina and Humber Street.  Humber Street has a smooth path along the side of the cobbles for the most part.

Yes they will need to enter but we offer the guide runner complimentary entry. Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange this.

Shower and changing facilities will be at Malet Lambert School adjacent to East Park and the race finish.

Shuttle buses will run from the Interchange to the start from 6:45am to 8:15am and a service will run from East Park to the Interchange.  These will be free for runners.

Spectators can use the shuttle buses for a flat £5 per person for the day and pre book online or buy on the day.

Shuttle Buses for spectators can be booked here for a flat £5 per person, enabling travel all day around the route.  Stops are: Humber Bridge (Hessle High School), Pickering Park, Witty Street (For miles 9-10 and Half way), Market Place for City Centre, Marina & The Deep; Siemens for Victoria Dock & Sculpture Trail and East Park.  Tickets can also be purchased on the day.

Please take care of your race number and chip. In the event that you do mislay them head to our event HQ on race day morning as early as possible and we will endeavour to issue a replacement number. The original number and chip would then be cancelled.

Baggage drop will be a short walk from the start.

Yes – there will be mobile toilets near the start.

You can transfer your entry to another runner up to 1 week before the race. To do this go back to the entry page on our website, click on the registration link of the respective race and then select Edit my details from the right hand menu to make the necessary changes. You will need your unique ID from your entry confirmation email for the transfer. If you can’t find this please contact us at [email protected]. Anyone who runs under someone else’s number without following the transfer process will be disqualified and reported to UKA.

Ask your family, friends and work colleagues or people in any other groups you’re involved in. Ask other runners at parkrun. Post on social media in any groups you belong to – for those in Hull, the Hull & East Riding Runners Facebook group is a good place to start.

There will be shuttle buses provided by to/from each leg change over point. Details will be on our website and in your race registration pack once the route is finalised

The race is accessible to guided runners, but we ask you to make contact beforehand to discuss arrangements by emailing [email protected]

New for 2020 we will be allowing runners up to 7 hours. To accommodate this anyone who has an expected time of over 6 hours will be required to start the race at 8am and will return on the Humber Bridge footpath.  Roads will reopen gradually behind the 6 hour pace (based on a 9am start), which is the equivalent of 13 mins 45 seconds per mile. If you drop behind this pace you will need to move to the pavement/footpaths and are no longer guaranteed the support of the event and maybe asked to withdraw therefore.

You can replace any member of the relay team and update their details on your entry up to 1 week before the race. To do this go back to the entry page on our website, click on the gold race entry link and then select Edit my details from the right hand menu to make the necessary changes. You will need your unique ID from your entry confirmation email for the transfer. If you can’t find this please contact us at [email protected].

It is also possible to transfer to the 4 or 2 person relays or marathon. If you would like to do this, please email us at [email protected] and we’ll be in touch on what to do next.

Note anyone who runs under someone else’s number without following the transfer process may be disqualified and reported to UKA.

Roads affected by the route will close on a rolling basis from 8:30 am through to 3:15 pm on race day. Details can be found here from July and can be looked at in conjunction with our route map. Leaflets will be distributed to local residents in the month proceeding the event.  Note that some roads will be in use but not fully closed with runners using a coned lane.

Yes!  You can need to enter both events and would need to run the first leg of the relay team.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around mass events and social distancing rules related to the corona virus pandemic preventing the necessary authorisations being confirmed in good time, the impact delays have had on aspects of the route and some of the route not being able to be sure of it’s availability whilst acting as a corona virus testing station. The event is also now scheduled within a busy autumn calendar due to postponed spring events impacting on entry levels. The combination of these scenarios has made it impractical to continue planning for this year’s event.

We are working with the relevant land owners and authorities to confirm the 2021 date as soon as possible, anticipated to remain in late September.

Yes. All 2020 entries will automatically transfer to the 2021 event and will be emailed as soon as the date is confirmed. No other action will be required.

At this stage we are not offering refunds. Should any runner be unable to make the rescheduled date there will be options available which will be notified as soon as the date for 2021 is announced.

Currently no refunds are being offered as entries will transfer to the 2021 event. In the event refunds are then applicable, any cut of dates will be advised at that stage.

Transfer will be temporarily suspended until the new date is confirmed and entries transferred over. Then any entries will be eligible for an transfer under the usual arrangements.

At this stage there is no action to take in regards to the volunteer sign up. We will continue to keep in touch occasionally throughout the year and ask for your confirmation in Spring 2021. You can also look out for ways to be involved with other events by following LKR Events on social media and looking out for emails.

The 2021 Marathon & Relays will include the Marathon, 2 person and 4 person relays and fun run again.

Due to ongoing major road works and flood defence works the route is subject to ongoing discussions to ensure it’s an exciting one which also fits in with the major infrastructure works over the next 4 to 5 years. Further details will be shared in late 2021.

Once the date is confirmed we will look to open the entries as soon as possible. Entry prices from 2020 will be frozen.

We are working with the relevant authorities and monitoring government guidelines to decide if the Gilberdyke 10 or Dave McDonald Haltemprice 10K can either go head as planned or at later dates. In both cases please look out on LKR Events Facebook page and website for further announcements.

Feel free to contact us for information at [email protected]