Marathon Du Malton

Bonjour and welcome to "Britain's Tastiest 10K"

Inspired by the Marathon Du Medoc in France's wine region, this gourmet food and wineathlon goes through an area of Yorkshire famous for its award-winning local produce and beautiful countryside.

​Starting and finishing in Malton's pretty Market Place, there will be various food and drink stops around the beautiful 10k course. Participants are encouraged to take their time, pace themselves and enjoy the party atmosphere, food themed fancy dress (optional) and gourmet food stops.

For family members not taking part in the 10k a Street Food Sunday event will be taking place in Malton at the same time with the start/finish line right alongside the pop-up picnic area.

We now offer three types of entry:

  • The 'Élite' entry is for those who are more interested in their time and do not want to visit the food and drink stations along the route
  • The 'Classique' entry is for fun runners who want to participate in the fancy dress (optional) version of the race with a selection of Artisan food and drink stops along the way
  • The 'Escargot' entry is for those who want to take a more leisurely stroll around the course and savour the Artisan food and drink stops along the way
Numbers for the 'Classique' and 'Escargot' entries are strictly limited because we need to organise catering for all the food and drink stops along the course - so do not delay, book your place today!

The course is a mix of urban and rural landscapes, so may not be suitable for all. However at both of the previous events a participant in a wheelchair has completed the course with the help of their friends lifting the chair over the kissing gates while they hobbled through the gates. Previously a couple completed the course with a runners buggy and several runners have been accompanied by their dogs (on leads).

This is much more than just a race, the Marathon Du Malton is an experience!

If you are in any doubt as to the amount of fun had by all taking part then just look online #marathondumalton

As per UK Athletics guidance, the Marathon Du Malton is only available to those over 15 years of age. For licensing purposes only over 18’s are permitted to consume alcoholic samples.

Organiser Updates (9)

Marathon Du Malton 2021 - feedback survey

sent by Mark Brayshaw on 21/09/2021 at 20:28
Thank you for taking part in the Marathon Du Malton 2021 - we would love to hear your feedback and any constructive criticism you think may help us to improve the event for next year.

Some of the changes we made this year were a direct result of feedback received in 2019 - such as having the producer stops a little more spread out and having all the savoury stops before the sweet stops.

Splitting up the event into three categories was our attempt to widen the appeal of the event to serious runners at one end of the scale to people who just enjoy a good walk in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside at the other end. We also wanted to save on food waste, because there's no point catering for you if you just want to run the course as fast as you can without stopping at the producers along the way. This worked in part this year but we still found some runners in the Classique were just there for the run and didn't call at the producer stops - if that was you we would love to know why the Elite was not your race of choice. 

Having a pre-race parade, musicians out on the course, the York Mix Radio Roadshow and live music after the racing was all new this year - what did you think?

Please copy this link in to your browser and give us your feedback  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MdM092021

The race times are currently being uploaded to RaceSpace. The Elite and Classique times are available now but for some reason the Escargot times are being very slow to load!! 

Photographs from the event will be loaded on to the Visit Malton website over the next few days https://www.visitmalton.com/marathon-du-malton

Finally we invite you to put next year's date in your diary - The Marathon Du Malton will return on Sunday 18th September 2022. Tickets will be available soon.

Kind regards

Mark & The Visit Malton Team

Last minute details for tomorrow!

sent by Mark Brayshaw on 18/09/2021 at 16:05
We hope you are all set and looking forward to the Marathon Du Malton tomorrow. 

Just in case you have misplaid it, I have attached another copy of the joining instructions. I have also attached a copy of the route to put the whole thing in context for you. 

If you have run this race before there is one very slight change to the course where a public footpath has been diverted around the back of a barn that didn't exist when we last ran the race!

Following feedback from 2019 we have placed the producer stops in some sort of logical meal order with savoury followed by sweet. If you have notified us of a special diet it is your own responsibility to check with the producer if their offering is suitable for your diet. Where possible an alternative sample will be offered, but this is not posible in every case.

Do not forget that the Marathon Du Malton is a cupless event. This means that although we will have water available for you to drink on the course we do not provide any cups, so please take a refillable water bottle with you. This measure helps to cut down on waste and litter.

We will have photographers out on the course once again and you may even see a Channel 5 documentary film crew!

If you have any questions that are not answered in the attached documents then please email [email protected] or What'sApp your message to 07557200526.

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Kind regards

Mark & The Visit Malton Team

Marathon Du Malton - Sunday 19th September - Running Order

sent by Mark Brayshaw on 03/09/2021 at 14:23
With the Marathon Du Malton just over two weeks away I thought I would share with you some practical information about the running order for the day.
  • Registration will open at 9am
  • The 'event' opens at 10am with a selection of tasty street food vendors in the 'Pop-Up Picnic Area' and the YorkMix Radio Roadshow to keep you entertained
  • The 'Elite' race goes off at 10.30am
  • Pre-race assembly for the 'Classique' and 'Escargot' entries will commence at 12.15pm. There will be a rousing speech and a Medoc toast followed by a formation lap of the Market Place led by a marching band. The 'Classique' fun run will then start at 12.30pm followed closely by the start of the 'Escargot' walk
  • The YorkMix Radio Roadshow will continue to entertain with live music slots right through to 5pm and when all the participants have returned we will have a prize giving ceremony for the best fancy dress
  • At 5pm the event will close
If you know anybody who might be interested in running our 10k course we will be accepting entries to the 'Elite' category right up until the 18th August. You don't need to be an elite or semi-professional runner for the 'Elite' race, it's just a French flavoured title for a race that doesn't include the food/drink stops and it's the one where runners will get a race time for their own PB record.

There is further information, such as parking details, in the attached PDF.

We look forward to seeing you soon, in the meantime, if you have any questions please do email us on [email protected]

Kind regards

Mark 
Visit Malton
Attachments
Maratho ....pdf

Covid update - February 2021

sent by Mark Brayshaw on 25/02/2021 at 19:13
Boris Johnson has announced his roadmap to recovery this week and the fantastic news that the events industry is able to operate again has caused a flurry of activity. 

With the date for re-opening set as not before 21st June this has meant that many events are now trying to squueze into a much tighter timeframe across the remaining weeks of summer, with the August Bank Holiday weekend being the key date for most events. With this in mind we have taken the very difficullt decision to move the Marathon Du Malton to Sunday 19th September.

Naturally we are very sorry to have to move the event after all the disruption of last year's cancellation. We have not taken this decision lightly or without a good deal of consideration and we sincerely hope you understand the reasons for the change. Nevertheless we firmly believe the September date will be a good one as the weather still has a very good chance of being pleasant and there's less chance of there being a heatwave such as the one we all experienced in August 2019.

We understand the new date might not suit everybody, if this is the case for you then please accept our humble apologies and let us know that you would like a refund.- the procedure for refunds is as follows:

Please email [email protected] with your booking details and I will begin the process to issue the refund back to the card that was used when you first booked your ticket.

Before the refund is processed I first need to transfer the funds to our RaceSpace account. To reduce fees and administration time I propose to do this transfer in batches at the end of March - so I would ask that you send me your refund request by Monday 15th March. Any requests received after this date will be processed at the end of April. 

For those of you who are happy to roll your tickets over to September I can confirm that your tickets will be amended to show the 2021 date. We will re-issue these tickets once landowner permissions are in place but you can view them anytime by logging in to your Racespace account.

Thank you for all your kind messages of support, we hope you stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Marathon Du Malton on 19th September.

Kind regards

Mark Brayshaw

Marathon Du Malton - Refunds procedure

sent by Mark Brayshaw on 05/08/2020 at 14:38
Further to the notification issued last week I just wanted to clarify the procedure if you would like to request a refund.

Please email [email protected] with your booking details and I will begin the process to issue the refund back to the card that was used when you first booked your ticket.

Before the refund is processed I first need to transfer the funds to our RaceSpace account. To reduce fees and administration time I propose to do this transfer in batches at the end of the month - so I would ask that you send me your refund request by Monday 24th August. Any requests received after this date will be processed at the end of September.

For those of you who are happy to roll your tickets over to next year I can confirm that your ticket has been amended to show the 2021 dates. We will re-issue these tickets next year but you can view them anytime by logging in to your Racespace account.

Thank you for all your kind messages of support, we hope you stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Marathon Du Malton next year.

Kind regards

Mark

Results


Adult 'Classique' Marathon Du Malton - A unique 10k fun run with food and drink stops and (optional) food themed fancy dress
Fastest Time
00:49:18
B. Voke -
Fastest Time
01:01:00
H. Fisher -
Average Time
01:33:44
Average Time
01:41:43
Adult 'Élite' Marathon Du Malton (A timed 10k run without the food & drink stops)
Fastest Time
00:43:32
E. Whittle -
Fastest Time
00:56:41
B. De la rosa -
Average Time
00:53:55
Average Time
01:12:00
Adult 'Escargot' Marathon Du Malton - A walking version of the Classique category (dog's on leads are welcome too!)
Fastest Time
02:13:07
D. Bhogal -
Fastest Time
02:00:45
K. Wilson -
Average Time
02:37:43
Average Time
02:33:37
SEE ALL RESULTS

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