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Midnight Marathon

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Midnight Marathon 2021

A nighttime run in the South Downs National Park

Where:             Queen Elizabeth Country Park, A3, South of Petersfield, Hampshire

Date:                 Saturday 24th July 2021

Start time:       9PM  

Cutoff time:    8 hours

Entry price:     £37.50 (additional £2 if not UKA Affiliated)

Closing date:  30th June or when sold out (this race sells out every year)




The Run:

Along the waymarked South Downs Way
Chip-timed start and finish
Bespoke one-off event finisher's medal 
Free parking available
Results on Runbritain

 

Enjoy the excitement of night running in the South Downs in the Summer.   
Starting with a signed route for a couple of miles within the country park, then on the public way-marked South Downs Way, with multiple water/aid stations along the way.

This is a great way to run at night with others on a course that is simple to follow.  
Under a full moon with a clear sky you can see a night view for miles around - the stars above, the headtorches along the hilltops and the lights of the villages below.
​Even though this is a summer event, it can still get cold at night, so please wear or carry appropriate clothing.  In addition, all participants will be required to take a head-torch with spare batteries, and recommended to take a backup light source and carry a mobile phone. 

You may take all night to finish it, but as a rough guide, we would expect the fastest finishers to be back just after Midnight and everyone to be finished by 4AM.

For those that prefer to take it slower (PB over 6 hours on a road marathon) there may be an early start at 8PM.

We expect the full 200 entrants, so plenty of people around without it spoiling the night running experience.

Medical cover is provided by a first-aider at base plus a paramedic positioned along the course in a 4x4 ambulance.
 
The Finish:

At the finish you will receive your bespoke Midnight Marathon medal, designed for 2021.


For Covid compliance, medals will be bagged and self-service from stand-up holders. 

Refreshment will be water only, and to minimize risk, you are encouraged to be self sufficient in your hydration and nutrition.


Covid guarantee:

If the event is rescheduled due to Covid, you will automatically be deferred to the rescheduled event, but you may instead request a full refund less a payment process admin fee of 8%.

If you cannot attend due to Covid, you may request to defer to a future event or to cancel with a full refund less a payment process admin fee of 8%.


Permit:         TRA permit TBA

Race run under UK Athletics rules. No dogs, minimum age 18 for both distances.