A 4 (marathon) or 2 (half) lap route around the Druridge Bay Country Park. The garmin measured route includes a run on the beautiful beach and sand dunes, passing the large freshwater lakes and surrounding meadows, plus a section through the woodland. The route includes some closed roads, sand and trails. The route is mostly flat. There are toilets available in the visitor's centre and bags may be left there at your own risk. There are two feed stations supplying water, juice and sweets on each lap. We will have chip timing.
Our evening event is a multi-lap race around the undulating grounds of Gibside. There is a strict 5-hour time limit to ensure all runners complete the race before darkness falls. Start time is 5:00 pm.
Footpaths range from the tarmac, hardcore, and trail. There are a feed stations on each lap providing water, juice, and sweets. Toilets are located by the Potting Shed Cafe and beer garden (which remains open for spectators) and the start is at Green Close on the Avenue.
Without doubt, one of the most scenic marathons in the Country. From Alnmouth Beach the route follows a scenic coastal path passing Boulmer, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle and Low Newton Sands. It then takes you up to Long Nanny Bridge, where, after a short run on the beach, it returns to Alnmouth along the same route. A half marathon options follows the same route to Craster then returns back to Alnmouth.