Sunday 12th December 2021 8:30am
Escot House In Ottery St Mary
This Christmas Half Marathon certainly has the ‘Jolly’ touch! It’s the FIRST EVER half marathon to have a waterslide in it!
This half-marathon is laps of pathways, woodland trails and fields. In one of the fields nestles our 30 metre waterslide specially made for the Escot hill.
The waterslide is optional, you’ll get an opportunity to try it out on each lap, that’s several times to sit down, put your feet up and fly down the hill faster. You will get a wet bum or tum but it’ll be fun, we’ll also have a “Jolly Gin Bar” where we will serve you a tiny tipple of Christmas mulled gin at the top of the slide. There will of course be a non-alcoholic option. One shot per runner to ensure we are being drink responsible.
About the Half Marathon
Once you’ve finished running and messing about on the slide you’ll be rewarded with a festive medal, a Christmas muff and a scrumptious handmade pudding wrapped in it’s own pudding cloth made by the local award winning Georgie Porgie’s Puddings.
We will also give our unique awards to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd man and lady and to our “Jolly Runner”
Half Marathon Info
Race starts at: 08:30am
There will be hot food and drink vendors ready to serve you pre and post race.
A change of clothes is recommended for afterwards.
Prices: £27 Affiliated £29 Unaffiliated
Minimum age requirement: 17 years old on race day.
Maximum Capacity 200 participants ( subject to change if restrictions apply )
Please Note: Race information and race numbers will be sent to you two weeks prior to the event. Please ensure your correct address is listed on your entry.
Cut off time for the half marathon is 4 hours and 30 minutes.
This race will be held in accordance with UKA rules. The race permit is issued by the Trail Running Association.
On Saturday 11th December we also have the Extremely Jolly Event, a 7.5 mile race and also the Extremely Jolly Little Elves 1 mile fun run for your youngsters all with the opportunity to try the slide.
The Devon Country Pursuits are also open and have a range of entertainment for your family including quad bike and Segway tours and footie-golf.
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