ENTRIES have opened for next year's Yorkshire Marathon.

Organisers announced this morning that due to popular demand, places would go on sale at 9am today.

The race has sold out every year since its launch in 2013 and runners wanting to bag a place in next year’s event will need to act fast.

Places for the autumn event have usually been made available in January but, due to popular demand, organisers have opted to offer them a year in advance.

With a largely flat and fast course taking in the historic heart of York, country lanes and attractive villages, it is a run the run is said to be good for both the seasoned veteran to the marathon novice.

Large and enthusiastic crowds offering great support are another feature of the event which has raised millions of pounds for good causes.

The run stands as part of the lasting legacy of the late fundraiser and campaigner Jane Tomlinson, who raised almost £2m for charity by tackling a series of epic challenges, including cycling over 4,000 miles across America, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

To enter the 2017 event go to www.theyorkshiremarathon.com.