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The Christmas Die Hard Marathon

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Perfect for new distance runners looking for a fast and easy-to-navigate course, and PB chasers, this lapped tarmac course will take runners around Caldecotte Lake. Come for the finisher's medal, and friendly morning winter run.
Participants
Marathon
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Calendar
Fri 24th Dec 2021
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Caldecotte, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Bletcham Way, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes MK7 8HP, UK
Start times
Marathon:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Christmas Die Hard Marathon
Marathon
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26.2mi
Route
7 Loops
£39.50
Route information
Runners will be taken on the lakefront paths around Caldecotte Lake. to complete their chosen distances. A mix of hard gravel, some sections of concrete, and a few yards of mud and grass, this is a great trail run for new and experienced runners alike.
Marathon runners will complete the course 7 times to complete the full distance.
What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Water
  • Toilets
  • Timekeeper
Train
How to get there
Bletcham Way, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes MK7 8HP, UK
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Parking
There is a large car park at the pub the Caldecotte Arms and Furzton which is located near the event site.
By Train
Bow Brickhill is the closest train station from the event site, which is just 2 miles from Bletchley and 4.5 miles from Milton Keynes Central. Bow Brickhill is serviced by the Bedford line which runs hourly, so please leave plenty of time to travel.
Bow Brickhill is 150 years from the number 8 bus stop, which is approximately 10 minutes from the event site.
Event day logistics
Saturday
08:30 Marathon starts
14:00 Half Marathon starts
Sunday
08:30 Anti-Clockwise Marathon starts
There will be a mandatory race briefing 10 minutes before the races which all entrants must attend.
Cut-Off Times
There is a strict cut-off time of 7 hours for the event. Runners completing the course after this time will be recorded as DNF.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 and older to take part in the event.
Race Numbers
Race numbers are to be collected from Race HQ at the Caldecotte Arms. Please leave at least 20 minutes to complete this process.
Bag Drop
While there is no secure baggage drop at the event, the looped-nature of the course means entrants are free to leave their bags at the start/finish as there will always be someone around.
Kit List
Virtually all runners wear road shoes at the event as the route takes runners along the lake paths which are mostly wide, hard gravel bike/walking surfaces. There are some small short concrete parts as well as a few metres of grass/mud trail.
On-Course Nutrition
There will be an area for entrants to leave their own nutrition, but please note no energy gels or drinks will be provided by the organiser so it is up to the entrant to bring their own.
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FAQ's
Can I wear headphones at The Christmas Die Hard Marathon?
Yes, because the course is not run on open roads headphones are permitted. However the paths are open to the public so please ensure you can hear your surroundings.
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Is there parking at The Christmas Die Hard Marathon?
Yes, there is parking available at the event site.
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How old do I have to be to enter The Christmas Die Hard Marathon?
Entrants must be 18 and older to enter the event.
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