PEOPLE are now free to enter a marathon and half marathon, which is due to be staged in Keighley this June.

The Baht'at Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on June 16, starting from Victoria Park. Both races are returning to the town after first being held in 2016.

The races are being organised by Jonathan Carter, who has himself run nearly 100 marathons across the UK and in Europe.

He confirmed: "The entry system for this race is now live. It’s a really big thing that Keighley has a marathon, and it will raise a lot of money for great charities. It's essential we get support from local runners and companies."

This year's event is being backed by local Scouts, Eastwood Community School and main supporter Timothy Taylor Brewery.

The marathon's main aim is to raise money for the Brathay Trust, a children’s and young people’s charity which has centres across West Yorkshire, including one in Bradford.

Mr Carter explained the trust works with some of the community's most vulnerable children and young people, and helps over 6,000 young people every year.

For details on how to enter the 2019 marathon and half marathon, visit