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 'sans arrêt' 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. This one is also great for families and dog walkers too
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 previous events we have had a participant in a wheelchair complete 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 'Sans Arret' and 'Classique' are only available to those over 15 years of age. For licensing purposes only over 18’s are permitted to consume alcoholic samples.

Entry Options

'Classique' Marathon Du Malton - A unique 10k fun run with food and drink stops and (optional) food themed fancy dress
10% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
'Sans Arrêt' Marathon Du Malton (A timed 10k run 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 - A walking version of the 'Classique' category (dog's on leads are welcome too!)
10% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.



  • 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 31/05/2020.
  • 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 2022 - Tickets are on sale now!

sent by Mark Brayshaw on 23/11/2021 at 09:33

We are pleased to announce that tickets for the Marathon Du Malton on Sunday 18th September 2022 are now available via this link - BOOK TICKETS

With Channel 5 featuring the event on their new series ‘Our Great Yorkshire Life’ in the new year we are expecting this event to sell out very quickly, so book your place ASAP to avoid disappointment.

We have listened very carefully to your feedback and as a result we will be introducing toilet facilities on the course next year. A lot of people have also asked us to open up the event to the whole family; British Athletics guidelines and insurance restrictions mean we are unable to offer ‘Sans Arret’ or ‘Classique’ tickets to anybody under the age of 15 but we have introduced a children’s ticket for the ‘Escargot’ (walking) category.

Our three categories are as follows:

  • The ‘Sans Arret’, is the non-stop version of the event without the food and drink stops. The ‘Sans Arret’ is the one for you if you’re looking to do a straightforward 10k race and go for your PB
  • The ‘Classique’ is very much a ‘fun run’ without a competitive edge - apart from the award for the best fancy dress of course!
  • The ‘Escargot’ is perfect if you just want to have a pleasant walk through our glorious countryside. Brilliant for the whole family and the dog!

Both the ‘Classique’ and the ‘Escargot’ will feature food and drink stations along the course provided by some of the area’s best artisan producers.

To kick things off we are offering a limited number of adult tickets for the ‘Classique’ and ‘Escargot’ categories at the ‘Early Bird’ price of £30. The ‘Sans Arret’ is available for just £25.

For more information please check out our website, where you can also view photographs of the 2021 event - 

Kind regards 


Discussion Board

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Mark Brayshaw

Mark Brayshaw Organiser

18/05/2022 14:07:28

Hi Carol. apologies for the delay in replying, this came in while I was away on holiday. I have raised the question with RaceSpace, as it is they who process the payments on our behalf. As soon as I have an answer I will get back to you directly. Kind regards. Mark



28/04/2022 10:59:00

Good morning, I have tried to book 5 adult places for the escargot race. however the amount shown on the booking page was not the same as the amount being authorised by my credit card so I did not continue with the transaction. I then booked 1 ticket to see if the correct amount was charged. This appeared to be ok, but now that I have received my credit card statement an extra £1.82 has been charged on top of the booking fee and the entry protection. Please advise, Carol Ruttley

Mark Brayshaw

Mark Brayshaw Organiser

04/02/2022 14:15:26

Hi Jasmine, no problem at all. Just send an email with the ticket references to [email protected] and we can send you a 'transfer credit', which you can then use towards purchasing the correct tickets. Kind regards. Mark

Jasmine Munday

Jasmine Munday

03/02/2022 11:21:23

I made the mistake of booking two "child" escargot tickets instead of adults. Do I book two extra tickets? And would I get my money back for ther "child" tickets?