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The Marlow Classic

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Take part in this superb celebration of endurance sports. Great for novice and experienced racers alike, the various different events offer something for everyone. Come for the superb views of the River Thames and historic Marlow or for the bespoke finisher's medal.

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Offering fun, friendly, family, fast and focused events across the South. F3 Events was set up in 2006 and has been one of the leading sporting event organisers along the Thames Valley for the past 10 years.

Our mission is to organise, deliver and provide first class sporting events along the Thames Valley to aspiring athletes from complete beginners to elites athletes.

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Frequently asked questions
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Where can I find my results?
The results will be posted on F3 events website directly after the race. You will also receive a results email which will be sent to your email address after the event.… read more
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Is there an age limit?
Participants must be 18 years and over to enter all Middle distances, 17 years and over to enter all Standard distances, and 15 years and over to enter all Sprint distances.… read more
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Will there be a bag drop or changing facilities?
No, there will be no bag drop or facilities at the event. Please arrive ready to race.… read more
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Route description
Route description

All the events begin at the beautiful Higginson Park on the banks of the Thames.

Standard and Sprint Duathlon

Bike Course:

  • The bike course a simple out and back course
  • It has two hills but otherwise it is a fast and flat course
  • The Sprint distance is 24.5km and the Standard Distance is 37km

Run Course:

  • The run course is a 5km loop along tarmac and grass footpaths
  • The course winds its way back towards Marlow and finishes at Higginson Park
  • Sprint Distance Competitors will complete 1 lap and Olympic distance competitors will need to complete 2 laps

Middle Distance Duathlon

Bike Course:

  • The course is fairly flat with only a couple of hills. These are offset by the stunning scenery
  • The course is out and back but there is a very popular three lap course at the far end of the route
  • The course measures 85.6km

Run Course:

  • The run course is a 5km loop along tarmac and grass footpaths
  • The course winds its way back towards Marlow and finishes at Higginson Park
  • Competitors will complete 4 laps

Aqua Bike

Swim Course:

  • The swim course is in the River Thames, which should help those split times
  • Standard Distance competitors will complete a 1.5km swim
  • Middle Distance competitors will swim a 1900m lap course in the Thames
  • Sprint competitors will complete a 750m lap

Bike Course:

  • The route is undulating but mostly it is a fast and flat course
  • The Standard cycle distance measures 27km
  • The Middle Distance cycle is 85.6km and features a popular three lap course at the far end of the route
  • Sprint competitors will cycle 24.5km

Triathlon

Swim Course:

  • The swim takes place in the River Thames
  • Sprint competitors will swim 750m, Standard competitors 1.5km and Middle Distance Competitors 1.9km

Bike Course:

  • The bike course is out and back
  • It features two mid level hills but otherwise it is flat and fast
  • Sprint competitors will complete 24.5km and Standard competitors 37km
  • Middle Distance Competitors will cycle 85.6km due to the additional three lap course at the far end of the Standard route

Run Course:

  • The run course is a 5km loop along tarmac and grass footpaths
  • The course winds its way back towards Marlow and finishes at Higginson Park
  • Sprint Distance Competitors will complete 1 lap, Standard distance competitors will need to complete 2 laps and Middle Distance triathletes will run 4 laps of the course

River Swim

  • There are three distances available catering to all levels of swimmers 750m, 1.5km, and 3km
  • The course is a single out and back lap swim in the River Thames
  • Generally the flow of the river is calm and steady
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

05:30 Enquiries open

06:30 - 10:30 Race start

15:00 Event finish

Participants will be set off individually at approximately 15 second intervals to ensure sufficient distance between runners.

Your 15-30 minute start wave will be communicated to you before the event.

Spectators

In order to keep staff and participants as safe as possible, spectators are strongly discouraged from attending.

How to get there

Higginson Park, Marlow, High St, Marlow SL7 1AW, UK

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**Address: Higginson Park, Lower Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE
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Car Parking:

  • There will be car parking available on the football pitch behind the sports centre
  • Alternative parking is available in the public car park, next to Higginson Park Leisure Centre
  • Please note that it will be cash only. Please bring the correct £5 change
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