Published on September 25, 2014
A20 Path ‘n’ Downs Marathon
The HQ venue for the A20 Path ‘n’ Downs Marathon (and half-marathon) is the Mercure Hotel, situated on the A20 at Hollingbourne, Kent, with facilities including changing, showers and swimming and with ‘a good possibility that there will also be massage available.’
The marathon course is undulating as it crosses the Downs but the views from the top of the climb (weather permitting) are amazing – on a clear day the visibility is about 25miles. Tarmac footpaths are the order of the day where the route follows the A20 and quiet country lanes when on The Downs themselves. All turn points will be marshalled and signed and water/feed stations will be placed at approximately 3mile intervals. The half-marathon course is similarly undulating and both are circular, starting and finishing back at the Mercure Hotel.
Medals for all finishers, with a reasonable £25 entry fee for the marathon (affiliated, £27 unaffiliated) and £15 affiliated (£17 unaffiliated) for the half. Places permitting there will be entry on the day at £30/£32 for the marathon and £20/£22 for the half marathon.
Full details, including entry, on the A20 Path ‘n’ Downs Marathon at runningandriding.co.uk