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Saturn - The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon 2021
Get in the marathon spirit and see if you can go the distance in this 8 hour challenge. A great event if you missed out on a London Marathon space or if you're a beginner and want to try a further distance without the race day pressure. Decide how far you run and will be rewarded with a medal.
8 hour Challenge
Sun 3rd Oct 2021
Earley, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Based on location
Where and when
Wokingham Waterside Centre, Thames Valley Park Nature Reserve, Thames Valley Park Dr, Earley, Reading RG6 1PQ, UK
8 hour Challenge:9:00am
With two alternating laps with one course taking you out towards Sonning from Wokingham Waterside Centre and the second taking runners towards Caversham, there'll be plenty to see along the way apart from just road! Each lap will be 3.28 miles, is fast and flat and there will be an aid station every 3.28 miles to keep you going on your way round and pushing for marathon distances.
This event is open to runners of all abilities and you are welcome to walk round the course if you prefer. It is possible to walk the marathon distance within the 8 hours.
- Themed Finisher's Medals
- Full aid table for runners
How to get there
Wokingham Waterside Centre, Thames Valley Park Nature Reserve, Thames Valley Park Dr, Earley, Reading RG6 1PQ, UKGet full directions
Please follow directions to Wokingham Waterside Centre, Thames Valley Park Nature Reserve, Thames Valley Park Dr, Earley, Reading RG6 1PQ.
Event day logistics
09:00 8 hour challenge starts
There will be an aid station at the start line. Therefore you can access the aid station every 3.28 miles. It will be stocked with drinks and snacks to keep you going
You must be aged 12 or over to compete in the standard entry. You'll need to be 18 or over on event day to be involved in the UKA Affiliated event.
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Saturn Running Events Limited is a family run company set up during 2017. Our aim to provide flexible running events, for all abilities and ages and where the runner can choose the distance they want to complete. Most of our events will be themed and will have unique medals for each event.
Do I have to run the full marathon distance for The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon 2021?
Not at all. Whilst all runners are encouraged to go as far as they can, you can stop whenever you want. You must complete one 3.28 mile lap in order to collect your medal.
What are the age requirements for The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon 2021?
Entrants as young as 12 can get involved in this event in the standard entry. You must be 18 or older to qualify for UKA affiliated entry.
Can I walk round the The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon 2021 course?
Of course you can. This event welcomes runners of all abilities and if you feel like waking round the course, that's absolutely fine.
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