NORTHUMBERLand coastal Marathon OPEN!

1st July 2018, Marathon 9:00 am, Half Marathon 10:00 am.


The race:

The marathon starts 9:00 am on the beach beside the children's play area in Alnmouth. Registration is at  the start/finish line this year. See here for marathon start and half marathon registration. The half marathon registration is on the beach at 9:00 am and the start is at 10:00am, about a mile up the beach. See here for half start. There are drinks stations at Boulmer (about 3 miles), Craster (about 7 miles) and LowNewton cark park (about 12 miles) providing water, juice and sweets. Public toilets and car parking is available at Alnmouth.

Online entry  https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=4174                                                        

Half marathon instructions 2017 and race route
Marathon instructions 2017 and race routes

See route map here.

The location:

Without doubt, one of the most scenic marathon in the country. For more information about the area in which the race starts, see Alnmouth visitor information.

From Alnmouth Beach along a scenic coastal path passing Boulmer, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle (see English Heritage and National Trust) and Low Newton Sands, the marathon takes you up to Long Nanny Bridge, where after a short run on the beach the course returns to Alnmouth along the same route. The half marathon follows the same route to Craster then returns back to Alnmouth.

Testimonials:

"Brilliant event had a great day thanks."

"Thank you to you, and your team for the run on Sunday. The organisation, marshalls and other support was all top notch and appreciated by me. I particularly enjoyed the beer after! And I can't think that I've ever done a more scenic run. The North East is definitely the best as far as I am concerned."

"Well done all a great race fantastic views."

"Bloody hard mind, really bloody hard with all those beaches, but stunning beautiful scenery and really friendly."