A20 Path ‘n’ Downs Marathon

 17th november 2013 9am start

 

A20 Marathon Map
or see mapmyrun for an interactive map with course elevation.

 

RACE HQ

The venue is the 4* Mercure Hotel, ME17 1RE , situated on the A20 at Hollingbourne and just across the road from the start/finish . The facilities we have available both pre- and post race include changing, showers and swimming with a good possibility that there will also be massage available.

The course is undulating as it crosses the Downs but the views from the top of the climb (weather permitting) are amazing. On a clear day the visibility is about 25 miles. We use pathways where the route is alongside the A20 (these are solid tarmac) and quiet country lanes when on The Downs. All turn points will be marshalled and signed, water/feed stations will be placed at approx 3 mile intervals on the route, the feed stations will have a selection of sweets and jaffa cakes.  Most of the course has been used before as a 21 mile run back in March 2010 with many runners using it as a warm up for London. Last year November was quite warm for the first 2 weeks but comfortable for long-distance running. This will be a good base for your winter training. We will be using chip timing for fast results and accurate times.

Where is race HQ?