Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon

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Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon
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Escape to the country plains of Stratford upon Avon for this unique marathon. Ideal for first timers, this predominately flat course will see you wracking up the miles in no time as you run past legendary Shakespearean sites and charming hamlets. Come for a truly British day out and memorable experience.
Marathon and Half Marathon
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Sun, 28 Apr 2019
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Where and when
55 Ely St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LN, UK
Start times
Sunday, 28 Apr 2019
Marathon: 9:00 amHalf Marathon: 9:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon
£34 - £40.68
Half Marathon
£27 - £32.77
Route information
Both the Marathon and Half Marathon routes are recognised as officially measured routes of 26.2 miles and 13.1 miles respectively.
Each mile will be marked out along the route to count you down to the finish line.
The majority of the course is flat and tarmac road, making it the perfect event for those athletes wishing to complete their first ever marathon. Where the running route is off road, such as Greenway, the surface is still solid, smooth and safe to run on.
The town centre of Stratford-upon-Avon marks the start of the race and from there, you will loop around this picturesque town before heading out in an anti clockwise direction into the English countryside. Aid and refreshments stations will be positioned along the course to quench your thirst. You'll then return back in the town centre to roaring cheers from friends, family and well-wishers encouraging you along the way for those final few miles to the finish line!
Please note that those runners competing in the Full Marathon must reach Greenway North (11.84 miles) within 2 hours 25 minutes. If not, they will be re-directed to finish the Half Marathon instead. There is a cut of time of 6 hours to complete the route. If you are still on the course after this time, you will be withdrawn from the race and are subject to your own responsibility.
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What's included
  • Medals to finishers
  • Prizes to winners of specific age categories
  • Aid and refreshment points
How to get there
55 Ely St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LN, UK
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**Car Parking
**Parking is available in the town near the recreation park and finish line. Look out for the entrance of Swans Nest Hotel or use the post code CV37 7LT for Sat Nav Directions. Please see the map for further details.
There are additional multi-storey paid car parks available near the event in the town centre.
Please note there will likely be delays on departure. If a speedy exit is required, we would advise using one of the additional car parks rather than the main car park near the recreation park.
Contact the Tourist Information Centre  01789 264293  or visit or
Event day logistics
If you're travelling to the event by car, please allow 15 minutes to walk from the main car parking area (near the recreation ground) to the start area in the town centre.
Start Location - Church Street, Stratford-upon Avon Town Centre
From 7am to 9am there will be an Information Desk located near the start line, on the High Street, at the entrance of Debenhams Store.
Please note that the Information Desk will be relocated to the Main Marquee on the recreation ground once the race has started.
Race pack information
Runners packs are all sent in the post, unless an entry is from overseas or they enter after lunchtime on the 24th in which case you can collect from the Information Desk.
Please remember your chip and number, as without these you cannot participate. Make sure you number is visibly fastened to the front of your top.
Accomplished runners are advised to arrive early should they wish to secure a front spot in for the start of the race.
Spectator Info
All spectators are welcome. With so many things to do and see in Stratford-On-Avon, why not make a weekend out of it!
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