ON your marks, get set..... Book!

The race for places in this year's Yorkshire Marathon begins this morning, with the first wave of sales.

The pre-sale, which opens at 9am, is open for those who have already pre-registered their interest with the organisers.

Additional places then go on general sale on Wednesday.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon will take place on Sunday October 9, and has sold out in each of its previous three years.

Charlie Tatman, event director, said: “A place in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is the hottest ticket in town and, given the great success of 2015, demand is once again expected to be very high.”

York Press:

The marathon was first held in 2013 and has quickly become one of the most popular runs in the north of England. The organisers say it has attracted runners from across the UK and overseas in recent years.

The route takes in parts of York's historic city centre as well as the surrounding countryside.

Last year, the marathon had a total prize pot of £3,800 for UK or Irish runners, with prizes from £500 for the leading British and Irish runners.

The event is held under the umbrella of Jane Tomlinson's Run For All, the organisation that also organisers the 10k runs in York, Leeds, Hull, Lincoln, Burnley and Nottingham, as well as the Leeds and Sheffield Half Marathons.

The late Jane Tomlinson raised almost £2 million for charity through a series of challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

To enter the marathon, or for more details, visit www.theyorkshiremarathon.com