17th Dec, 31st Dec, 14th Jan, 11th Feb, 18th March.

The race:

A new Garmin measured 5k lap around Newcastle Town Moor and Exhibition Park.  All run on tarmac and good surface, suitable for road shoes. Each lap passes the HQ with water, juice, sweets and toilet facilities.  Rather than a standard marathon, this is a six hour event where you can do as little or as much as you want, as long as you start at 09:00 and finish before 15:00.

Eight full laps plus a short extra lap is a marathon and 4 plus two loops of the boating lake is a half. Ten laps is 50K. Only full laps recorded before 15:00 will count. 

Please familiarise yourself with the map before running. The route will not be marshalled. See lap and marathon extra bit here. 

There will be medals. Hot and cold drinks and snacks available during and after the event. If you want to enter a team, any number from two upwards, you will be welcome.

The location:

Race Headquarters and registration is at: The Boathouse, Exhibition Park, NE2 4PZ.

Car parking: Claremont Road Car Park, NE2 4AN. £1:30 an hour week days, £3 daily charge on a Sunday.

See here for more information about Exhibition Park.


18th March 2018

Thank you to Iain Singer (NEMC and AHRC) for creating the course and producing this FAQ document. The main points to note:

Start time: 09:00 Finish time: 15:00. 

Location: Community Woods, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington.  NE63 9JX

Toilets, tent and feed stations will be located at the course start and finish.

Parking is a 7 min walk from the start at Reiverdale Road NE63 9YY. No parking at the course please!


18th March 2018 Ashington Winter Wonder RESULTS HERE 

11th February 2018 here

14th January 2018 here

31st December 2017 here

17 December 2017 here

18th March 2017 here.

5th February 2017 here.

15th January 2017 here.

31st December 2016 here.

11th December 2016 here.

31st December 2015 results here.

17th January 2016 results here.