Marathons in East of England

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    Milton Keynes Marathon
    Sun 5th May
    £9 - £120
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    Milton Keynes Marathon

    Unnamed Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1ET, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons, an AIMS/IAAF Grade A certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management. Were blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes. Were also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths. We do our best to take advantage of those factors to give our runners a course thats interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast and different from other marathons.

    The MK Half Marathon shares the same tree lined city boulevards before running through the lush Ouzel Valley following the beautiful, meandering River Ouzel onto first Walton Lake, one of the richest spots in Milton Keynes to enjoy wildlife, and then onto the very picturesque Caldecotte Lake and superb stadium finish.

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    Halstead & Essex Marathon
    Sun 12th May
    £36 - £38
    1 review
    Details

    Halstead & Essex Marathon

    68 Colne Rd, Halstead CO9 2HS, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Halstead Marathon began in 1995 and was the idea of Colin Richer, and other Halstead Road Runners club members and since then the race has become an annual event.

    This has been possible mainly due to a core of supporters within Halstead Road Runners and help from Halstead Town Council. In addition, local commerce continually support the race as do various local voluntary organisations and other local running clubs providing invaluable marshalling on race day.

    The race attracts athletes from across the UK and abroad and the furthest known travellers to the race have been from Sydney Australia .

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2016

      I first ran this in 2009 as my first marathon, and wanted to try it again in 2016.The course is beautiful, through the Essex countryside, and through a few villages. It's pretty hilly too (especially between miles 20-22, its a looooooooong hill). The route is a kind of figure of 8, and theres a good place for any supporters where you can catch the runners three times. 2016 was also incredibly hot. Less than two weeks before it had been snowing, but it was 28 degrees on teh day (more like 33 on the tarmac) and although there isn't much support, those that were there were fantastic, and the best bit was the home owners hosing the runners down - we needed it! The marshalls are really supportive, the organisation is really good (and there is plenty of parking) and the medal and t-shirt combo is awesome, I run in the t-shirt a lot! I'd definitely run this again (and I am in 2017)
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    Colworth Marathon Challenge
    Fri 21st Jun
    £12 - £45
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    Colworth Marathon Challenge

    Unnamed Road, Bedford MK44 1YY, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Marathon Challenge is a suite of three races which take place over three consecutive days. The races consist of a 5 mile run, an 8.1 mile trail race, and a half marathon; all of which adds up to a full marathon distance. Races may be entered in any combination, i.e. you may enter one, two or all three. The dates for the 2018 races have now been set as 22/23/24 June.

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    Fairlands Valley Challenge Weekend
    Sun 21st Jul
    £18 - £20
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    Fairlands Valley Challenge Weekend

    Brittain Way, Stevenage SG2 8BJ, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Challenge is an off-road and self-navigated challenge through the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside around Stevenage. RUN or WALK our classic off-road courses 13.1 miles, 18miles, 26.2 miles or 50K. The event will be held under ARC rules.

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    The Rutland Marathon & Half Marathon
    Sun 22nd Sep
    £30 - £42
    6 reviews
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    The Rutland Marathon & Half Marathon

    Muddy paws dog walking and pet services, 7, B668, Oakham LE15 6DU, UKView event
    6 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Rutland Marathon & Half Marathon is back, we are really proud to present this event for the fifth time in the beautiful county of Rutland.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      After running the Rutland a couple of times I decided to step up to the marathon at this venue.
      As usual I arrived in plenty of times so both car parks were empty (£4 or £8). I went for the nearest which was the dearest but in my views more practical.
      All the registration was process was great. Small note: the start was slightly delayed 10min to make sure everyone had parked & registered.
      The venue is superb and the route challenging. Great to see that most of the cattle grids were filled in or side gate open. As a tip on the course...if doing the marathon save something for the second half...the route round the peninsula is hilly!
      My only complaint (very minor) is the lack of saulty options at the very regular feed stations. The volunteers were absolutely fab as were the marshals and organising team...I’ll be back!
    • Did the event in 2017

      Fantastic event and my first half marathon.
    • Did the event in 2017

      A nice location but the race is hampered with setting the half and full off at the same time. This made the first 7-8 miles extremely congested running along a very narrow track which formed the out and back section!!

      Central part of the race was better once you had left the half mara course behind.

      Good race village and a unique medal.

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    £25
    5 reviews
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    Monster Run Fest

    Palace Green, Ely CB7 4EW, UKView event
    5 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Run Fest started out as just the Ultra event, and in 2014 became the Run Fest and added two other distances on the same day. So you now have the choice of the Half Marathon, Marathon or Ultra. Its flat, the route is well marked and there is support on the course. With a few obstacles (steps, stiles, cattle grids) along the way, this is more of an adventure / fun (yes you read right) course than one to chase a PB on.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Enjoyable, low-key local event. Well organised, mostly flat course (as is typical of the Fens). Would definitely consider doing it again.
    • Did the event in 2018

      This is a very enjoyable 41 mile race from Ely cathedral to Cambridge and back. Considering that the price of entry (£35 for the ultra) is comparable to many half marathons this is a great fun and good value race which is a good introduction to ultra running (it was my first - but won't be my last!).

      There is plenty of free parking within easy walking distance of the start (my car park of choice was downhill from the cathedral which lead to a painful hobble back after the finish!), the registration was quick and easy and the race briefing was short but contained all of the required information. The aid stations were every 6-8 miles but were well stocked (water, squash, coke, gels, sweets) and staffed by friendly and encouraging volunteers. The course is mostly along cycle route 11 and where it deviated from the cycle route plenty of signs were in place to help.

      The route is ~70% along quiet roads or gravel tracks so road shoes are definitely needed. Being in the fens the route is very flat (except for the last 200m up to the cathedral), but the benefit of this is that you can see Ely cathedral from about 7 miles to go.

      A lovely medal (immediately commandeered by my kids), t-shirt and food (bananas, sweets etc.) and water were waiting for us at the end of the race, along with the ability to print out your result. For £35 it is hard to see a race of this length being better value.

      There are so many interesting races at this time of the year, but I will definitely be back if I can make time for it in the future.

    • Did the event in 2018

      A race advertised as a fun adventure, and indeed it was. A fairly flat and fast course encompassing the Fens. A very blustery day, which didn’t help my poorly chest, but overall good running conditions. A out and back route following cycle path 11. A few event sign posts and some of the junctions, in my opinion, there could have been a couple more at various points.

      A cup-less event so a race vest/hydration pack essential, however there was one aid stations perfectly at the marathon turn around point, providing some essential energy boosters, coke, sweets etc.

      Parking was easy, a few options to chooE from, the closest being a few minutes from the cathedral. Perfect for post event when the legs are stiff.

      At the end there was the opportunity to type in your bib number in order to obtain your official result, which I really liked as it saves waiting for online events.

      I was fortunate enough to come home 4th despite not feeling great. I would definitely recommend this event, you won’t be blown away with amazing views the whole way round. But you get a friendly fairly cheap, well organised event which has the potential for a PB. Go for it, sign up

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    Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Suffolk
    Sat 19th Oct
    £33 - £66
    4 reviews
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    Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Suffolk

    Beach Rd, Dunwich, Saxmundham IP17 3DS, UKView event
    4 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Natural England, the RSBP and the National Trust are but a sample of the many key-holders managing this sensitive and beautiful landscape. We are privileged to run in this peaceful and serene landscape and all those who respect their environment are welcome to join us! Extremely flat by Endurancelife standards the Suffolk 10K, half, marathon and ultra courses are quick, but we have no doubt it will become a Series favourite.

    Reviews
    • Did the Marathon in 2018

      This is one of the flattest CTS runs, but some beach sections towards the end are definitely tough on the legs. Very well organised, as always, and lots of food and water stations along the course. The atmosphere at the end of the race isn't amazing - I wish there was some music and/or a food stand or two!
    • Did the Marathon in 2018

      Amazing views, not too hilly and lots of good pubs nearby to crawl to afterwards!
    • Did the event in 2017

      Super race, brilliantly organised and everyone was great. Well marked route but it isn't for the faint hearted, be prepared for mud, ditches and running on sand for a few sections. Very friendly race and I will most likely be back next year for more!
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    Buff Enigma Quadzilla
    Thu 6th Feb
    Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom
    £42
    Details

    Buff Enigma Quadzilla

    421 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3DX, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Quadzilla 2020 will take place from the 6th - 9th Feb, this will be our 10th Anniversary Quad!

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    The Great Barrow Challenge - 10 in 10
    Thu 27th Jun
    £28 - £350
    1 review
    Details

    The Great Barrow Challenge - 10 in 10

    Church Farm, Church Rd, Barrow, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5AX, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This was the first 10 in 10 multi-terrain marathon event in the UK, with 10 marathons in 10 days on offer. Runners can choose which marathons to run, or can tackle all 10. The event is very flexible. Mixed terrain event in the heart of Suffolk.

    Maps and routes etc will be given out on the day along with your race numbers..

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2016

      you just won't understand why we come back until you try it.
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    Kings Forest Trail Ultra Marathon, Marathon & Half
    Sat 12th Oct
    Bury Saint Edmunds, East of England, United Kingdom
    £29 - £33
    Details

    Kings Forest Trail Ultra Marathon, Marathon & Half

    Country Park, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6HE, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Kings Forest is just 4 miles outside Bury St Edmunds, easily accessible from East Anglia, London and the East Midlands. Provides a wonderful traffic free course on forest tracks.

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