Half marathon and marathon

 

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Thorpe Park Half Marathon, 25 February 2018

  • Start: Thorpe Park
  • Fundraising target: £200
  • www.thorpeparkhalf.com/
  • Bag a place in the second running of this half marathon with a new, improved route. After leaving the park at 1 mile, the course hits 12 miles of full road closures around the beautiful rural countryside of Thorpe. 
  • Age: 17 years

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The Big Half, 4 March 2018 

  • Start: Tower Bridge
  • Fundraising target: £350
  • www.thebighalf.co.uk
  • Love to run the London Marathon course but not quite ready for the full distance?  Then why not join us for the inaugural running of The Big Half?  This brand new half marathon starts near the iconic Tower Bridge and follows much of the full Marathon course in reverse, finishing at Cutty Sark.
  • Minimum age: 17

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Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon, 18 March 2018

  • Start: Front courtyard, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, London 
  • Fundraising target: £300
  • Website: www.palacehalf.com
  • The only half marathon to be held inside the grounds of this historic royal palace; once the home of Henry VIII. The Hampton Court Half boasts a picturesque, flat course, which makes it ideal for achieving a PB. 
  • Age: 17 years

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Manchester Marathon, 8 April 2018

  • Start: Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester
  • Fundraising target: £300
  • Website: www.greatermanchestermarathon.com
  • Starting and finishing at Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire Cricket Club, this event has been named the ‘UK’s flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon’.
  • Age: 18 years

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Sheffield half marathon

Sheffield Half Marathon, 8 April 2018

  • Start: Arundel Gate, Sheffield
  • Fundraising target: £200
  • www.runforall.com/events/half-marathon/sheffield-half-marathon/
  • With a city centre start and a finish, this race boasts a super scenic route. You’ll enjoy stunning views of the Peak District after conquering the climb to Ringinglow. You’ll then head downhill to the outskirts of Dore and on to the grand finish at the town hall.  
  • Age: 17 years

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Marathon Runner

London Marathon, 22 April 2018 

  • Start: Greenwich Park
  • www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com
  • If you were lucky enough to secure your own place, why not join Team Macular and raise much-needed funds for us through your challenge? Click on the link below to sign-up. 

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Milton Keynes Half Marathon and Marathon, 7 May 2018

  • Start: StadiumMK, Milton Keynes
  • Fundraising target: £250 (half) and £300 (marathon)
  • Website: http://mkmarathon.com
  • Both the half and full marathon offer scenic routes with tree lined boulevards, lakes, parks and woodland, finishing inside the MK Dons football stadium after a victory lap of the pitch!
  • Age: 17 years (half marathon) or 18 years (marathon)

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Leeds Half Marathon, 13 May 2018

  • Start: The Headrow, Leeds
  • Fundraising target: £200
  • www.runforall.com/events/half-marathon/leeds-half-marathon/
  • This popular race is now in its 33rd fantastic year and annually attracts around 9,000 runners. After starting alongside Victoria Gardens, you’ll head out of the city centre,taking in a section of the ring road and returning via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road, before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square. 
  • Age: 17 years

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half Marathon and Full Marathon, 27 May 2018

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Marathon runners

Scurry to the Sea, 12 Miles, 15 July, 2018

  • Start: Midlothian Ski centre carpark, Hillend
  • Fundraising target: £150
  • https://www.entrycentral.com/event/107066
  • Starting with a short hill run to the top of Allemuir in the Pentland’s, its then downhill all the way! Heading from hilltop to the sea you take on a good mix of cross country, urban orienteering and road-running while navigating your way to the sandy beach finish on Musselburgh beach.
  • Age: 16+ years
  • The organisers are kindly donating £1 from every participant entry fee to the Macular Society.

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Marathon runners

Great North Run, 9 September 2018

  • Start:  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Fundraising target: £350
  • www.greatrun.org/great-north-run
  • Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, this amazingly popular half marathon course is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge right out towards the finish on the South Shields coastline.
  • Minimum age: 17+

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Bournemouth Marathon Festival Half Marathon and Full Marathon, 7 October 2018

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Chester Marathon, 7 October 2018

  • Start: Chester Racecourse, Chester
  • Fundraising target: £250
  • www.activeleisureevents.co.uk/marathon
  • You can expect a fast time round this stunning course on closed roads covering 19 miles in England and seven miles in Wales. You’ll run past all Chester’s iconic landmarks – roman walls, cathedral, medieval rows, Eastgate Clock, and amphitheatre – before heading out to the scenic Cheshire and North Wales countryside and villages. You’ll then return alongside the River Dee for a memorable finish at the racecourse.
  • Age: 18 years

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Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, 14 October 2018

  • Start:  Hyde Park, London
  • Fundraising target: £375
  • Join us for this stunning autumn run on closed roads through four of London’s most beautiful Royal Parks: Hyde Park, St James’s Park, Kensington Gardens and The Green Park.
  • Minimum age: 17 years

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