Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 20th Oct 2013

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The most exciting new running event to hit the UK in 2013 arrives in Yorkshire! The Yorkshire Marathon takes runners through the City of York and its countryside in the countries biggest marathon
Location: York, Yorkshire


The most exciting new running event to hit the UK in 2013 arrives in Yorkshire!

The highly-anticipated Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon takes runners through the City of York and its picture perfect countryside in the county’s biggest marathon to date for this year.

Free compost giveaway for York residents on Sunday

Free compost giveaway for York residents on Sunday

In partnership with Yorwaste Ltd free compost is being made available again.

Bring your own bag, container and shover (it is not pre-bagged) and help yourself to some free soil improver for your garden or allotment.

When: On the first Sunday of every month from March until October: 1 September, 6 October

Time: 9:30am until 2:30pm or while stocks last

Where: Harewood Whin waste site, Tinker Lane, Wetherby Road, Rufforth, York, Yo23 3RR

Healthy lifestyle campaign kicks off

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This September Change4Life is asking families in Yorkto make the most of the fresh start of the new school year by signing up to a healthy change when the kids go back to the classroom. Families across York are being encouraged to take on one change for the better, for six weeks – to help them lead healthier lifestyles for longer.

By the end of summer we can all tend to slack off a bit and it’s easy to let good intentions slide. But the new school year is the perfect time for a new beginning and for the whole family to get fit and healthy for the best year yet!

To help families in the York area do this, Change4Life is encouraging them to sign up to the FREE Smart Restart campaign and pick one healthy change for them to try when they go back to school.

Once signed up, families will receive support from Change4Life via email and text messages for six weeks from the start of term, as well as details of special offers, competitions and virtual rewards for the kids.


Lifestyle youngsters plan family fun day in Holgate

A family fun day organised by a group of youngsters taking part in the Lifestyle competition will take place this weekend.


Community Spirit a team from the Community Spirit Boxing Club in Acomb have organised the day as part of their entry into this year’s competition.

The group are hoping to raise funds for the boxing club which is based at York Railway Institute Community Sports Club on New Lane.
There will be plenty going on at the fun day, which will be held between 10am and 4pm, on Saturday 31 August 2013, including archery, face painting, a bouncy castle, sumo suits, a raffle and a cake stall.

Rolls Royce exhibition in York on Sunday

Rolls Royce 1928

Some of the finest British motor engineering and design will be on display in central York when the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club will roll out a fleet of vehicles for all to inspect. The exhibition is being held by way of thanks to the city for support given to a club member who fell ill at York Racecourse last year.

A range of over 20 Rolls Royce vehicles will be displayed in York’s city centre on Sampson’s Square on Sunday 1 September, as a celebration of great British engineering. City of York Council is supporting the event which will feature both new and vintage Rolls Royces.

Over 20 fascinating club cars will be coming along accompanied by around 60 members of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club. These include a beautiful 20hp RR 1928 Barker Tourer and a lovely RR 20hp 1926 Park Ward Saloon. A new local member from York, John Benson, will be bringing along his ‘new’ car – a Bentley Continental 2006!