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Take on a marathon challenge in the White Rose County

  • 20 Oct 2024
  • University of York
  • £25 registration fee
  • £250 sponsorship pledge

Whether you’re aiming to smash your PB or just looking to cross the finish line, the Yorkshire Marathon is the perfect experience for beginners and experienced athletes alike!

Starting and finishing at University of York, the flat and fast 26.2 mile route takes you through the city centre past the historic York Minster and into surrounding countryside.

Ready for your next challenge? Join Team Cats and make a real difference to the cats and kittens that need our help.


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How much do I have to raise?

For this challenge there is a registration fee of £25 and we ask for a minimum sponsorship commitment of £250.

This amount could fund a week of running our Paws to Listen service, a phone line that takes calls from people who are struggling to cope with the loss of their cat.

Already got your own ballot place? 

Join our team of Cat Champions to get a Cats Protection running vest and then simply set up a fundraising page and raise whatever you can to help the cats and kittens.

I'll do it for the cats
How we will support you with your challenge

We'll be with you every step of the way from sign up to the finish line! When you join Team Cats, you’ll get a first-class experience including:

  • Dedicated support from our Events team, who will answer any questions and share their personal experiences of challenge events
  • A brilliant fundraising pack containing resources, information, tips and ideas, and sponsorship forms
  • Free branded running top to wear with pride at during training and on race day
  • Practical fundraising support
  • Access to our community of Cat Champions, where you’ll connect with other cat lovers, exchange ideas, tips, and advice
  • Motivation from a support crew of fellow cat lovers who believe in you and stand beside you as you hit your goals
  • Stories about the cats you’re helping
How we're helping cats in Yorkshire

From our York Adoption Centre to volunteer-run branches across the county, our teams work tirelessly to help abandoned, unwanted and neglected cats in Yorkshire.

You're able to nominate any local Cats Protection branch or centre to receive 100% of the money you raise from your challenge, helping the cats and kittens in your chosen area.

I've got a query - how can I get in touch?

If you have questions, please call our Events team on 01825 741 960 or email

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