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7th May 2019

Art Installations - Maritime Theme helping to clean up Hull

Organisers of the Hull Marathon have announced that the popular Artwork Installations will once again be featured within every mile but this year will be created from the rubbish on the route and to create 3D images reflecting the cities maritime heritage.

Working with Hull City Council's Streetscene, for 2019 they are seeking 3D installations to have alongside the route within each mile which are made from recycled ‘rubbish’ from the area. #LoveHullHateLitter. In doing so, the event can help clean the city while showcasing visions of its heritage in the eyes of those from the area. The winning designs will be displayed at a special marathon exhibition as part of the Marathon weekend, which it is anticipated will be extended for a further period this year.

Inspired by the ‘Litter Letter Project', Hull Streetscene worked with Hymers College to create Love Hull from rubbish created into the letters in Chicken Mesh which featured on Ennerdale roundabout earlier this year.

Lucas Meagor, Race Director, said: “We now want to develop that and help collect rubbish from across the city and turn it into more of these 3D images, sculptures or messages to have along the route of the marathon on 22 September. We are looking for designs which reflect the City’s maritime heritage.”

We are inviting local artists, creatists, groups, schools and anyone else to submit their ideas for what they could create. Those selected will be supplied chicken mesh (if required) to enable them to turn their 2D design into the 3D reality.

Sara Clayton from Hull City Council's Streetscene team, said: “We are delighted the marathon is engaging with the idea of #Lovehullhatelitter which will also benefit those in the communities along the route as it looks to clean the streets the runners follow, benefitting the city residents as well as creating a unique aspect to the Hull Marathon”

Feeling Inspired?

If you’re feeling inspired by recent Marathons such as London, Brighton, Manchester & Paris, then why not get involved in the World Record-holding Hull Marathon 2019.

The best pieces will be chosen and appear alongside the route, adding to the cultural offering of the race. Those wishing to create a piece can view the route at:

And full details at:

Entries can be sent to:

Tick it off your bucket list and achieve something great this year. Runner’s can complete the full distance or take part in a 2 or 4 person relay team.

Entries are open and more information is available at