Published on May 21, 2015
Lunar-Tic Marathon – July 25, 2015
Organised by Sussex Trail Events the Luna-Tic Marathon is new for 2015. The course – a triple loop – uses sections of the Dark Star Marathon route and starts in Shoreham, although given the July date it should be considerably less treacherous than Dark Star’s January mud-fest. What sets this apart though (and the clue’s in the punning name) is the 8pm start that has runners slogging it out late into the night.
The Lunar-Tic lap format allows for an aid station every four and half miles for added safety and reassurance for those that have not run in the night before. Head torche, jacket and fully charged mobile phone will be mandatory and will be checked at the beginning, and organisers also ask that entrants have experience of a previous trail marathon. There is also a six-hour cut-off.
Entry to the Luna-Tic Marathon is £28 affiliated runners and £30 for non-affiliates. Details at sussextrailevents.com