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

Entry Options

'Classique' Marathon Du Malton - Britain's Tastiest 10k
10% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
'Élite' Marathon Du Malton (10k without the food & drink stops)
10% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
'Escargot' Marathon Du Malton - Britain's Tastiest 10k
10% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.


We are happy to process refunds for genuine unforeseen circumstances up until 31st July. This will give us time to offer your place to others on the waiting list.

We do not offer refunds after 31st July but we do promise to use your entrance fee for the benefit of the community.

Visit Malton is a not for profit community interest company. 


  • You may trade your entry for a Transfer Credit at a cost of £1.00 until 31/07/2020.
  • You will have 12 months (from the date of the event) to spend your Transfer Credit. You may also use your Transfer Credit to enter someone else.
  • Click here for more info on Transfers.


  • You may Refund yourself the entry cost less £1.00 until 31/07/2020.
  • Click here for more info on Refunds.

You can manage your entries in the section of your Racer Dashboard.

Instalment Plan

  • You may pay in equal instalments up to a either a maximum set by the organizer or monthly up to one month before the event, whichever is less.
  • There is an additional fee of 1% + £0.50 (inc VAT) for each instalment.
  • You are responsible for ensuring payments are made, missing payments may mean removal from the event and loss of any monies paid to date.
  • For more information on instalment plans see here.

Organiser Updates (1)

Marathon Du Malton 2020 - Pre-launch entries now available

sent by Mark Brayshaw on 15/02/2020 at 18:00


Thank you for registering your interest in the Marathon Du Malton – Britain’s Tastiest 10k.

Apologies for the slight delay in launching but we now have the necessary permissions in place to hold the 2020 event on Sunday 30th August (Bank Holiday weekend) and we are pleased to offer you pre-launch access to book your place a week ahead of ticket sales opening to the public.

The format of the event has changed slightly for 2020. We found over the past couple of years that some people had no interest in the gourmet food and drink stops – they were only interested in running the course as fast as they could. Consequently, because we cater specifically for the numbers attending, we had a food waste issue which totally goes against our aspirations to make Malton the UK’s first market town with a Circular Economy. It was also a real shame because we usually have to operate a waiting list for the event and if we knew people did not want the food and drink we could have released more places.

This year we are offering a choice of entries:

1.     The ‘Elite’ entry – This one does not include the food and drink element and is for those who just want to run the course. The Elite run will start at 10.30am

2.     The ‘Classique’ entry – This one is exactly the same as the last two years. Entrants are encouraged to come in food themed fancy dress (but this is entirely optional) and enjoy the gourmet food and drink stops along the way. Places are limited due to catering restrictions. This wave will start at approximately 12.30pm

3.     The ‘Escargot’ entry – This one is for those who would prefer to walk or stagger their way around the course and enjoy the event (including the gourmet food and drink stops) at a much more leisurely pace. Places are limited due to catering restrictions. This wave will start at approximately 12.40pm

Places will go on general sale to the public in 7 days’ time - so to guarantee your place please book now using the following link: (you may need to cut and paste this link into your browser if your PC takes you to one of the previous events).

Remember, due to catering restrictions, places for the ‘Classique’ and ‘Escargot’ entries are limited and booking for these two options will close earlier than the ‘Elite’ entry, which is currently unlimited.


  • Are there any changing facilities? – Yes we have very basic changing facilities at Event HQ
  • Is there a cloakroom for our bags? – Yes we have a cloakroom at Event HQ but please remember we cannot take responsibility for any valuables – these are left with your belongings entirely at your own risk
  • Can my family watch the event? – Yes, the event start and finish is in Malton’s pretty Market Place. There will be a Street Food event taking place so refreshments are readily available throughout the day and there will also be a programme of entertainment to keep people amused while you are out on the course. Lots of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes are also open during the event
  • Is it possible to watch the event out on the course? – Yes, the entire course takes place on public land but some of it goes along live roads that are under the control of traffic marshalls and therefore we do not encourage people to gather in these places. The best place to watch is in the town centre
  • Where can I park? Free parking is available at Wentworth Street Car Park (YO17 7BN) and Water Lane Car Park (YO17 7NR). Both of these car parks are approximately 5 minutes’ walk from Event HQ (YO17 7LX). Please note – Event HQ is within a pedestrianised area, so please do not attempt to drive to that postcode
  • Are there any toilets? Yes, there are public toilets including disabled facilities and baby changing facilities opposite The Shambles in the Market Place
  • Can children take part? Children under the age of 18 can take part if accompanied by an adult but they will not be permitted to sample the alcohol
  • Can I bring my dog? Malton is one of the UK’s most dog friendly towns. Well behaved dogs on leads are permitted on the course
  • Can I bring my baby buggy? We have had people run the course with a cross-country buggy. Please be aware though that there is a range of surfaces from tarmac, to grass and woodland tracks. There are also kissing gates on the course, so the buggy would have to be lifted over the gates
  • Is the course suitable for wheelchairs? Wheelchair entrants have taken part for the last two years but the entrant had to get out of the wheelchair to hobble through the kissing gates and their friends had to lift the wheelchair over the gates
  • Do you cater for special diets? Yes, wherever possible and as long as we are informed via your entry form of any special dietary requirements we do try to offer an alternative. In some cases it is not always possible to offer an alternative so it is your choice whether to take the food or drink and it is your responsibility to check that the food or drink being offered is suitable for your specific requirements
  • Are there any water points? Yes, we provide water bottle filling stations at various points along the course - but please remember this is a cupless event and we have banned single use plastics, so you must bring your own water bottle
  • What time is registration? Registration opens at 8am for the Elite race and at 10am for the Classique/Escargot entries
  • What time is the race briefing? – The Elite race briefing will take place at 10.15am and the Classique/Escargot briefing will take place at 12.15pm. These briefings will take place next to the start arch

 If you have any further queries please email – [email protected]

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