Escot Christmas Marathon
Sunday 12th December 2021 8:00am
Open Now!! Only 200 places.
Entries close on Saturday 20th November at 9pm
or sooner if it sells out.
Escot House In Ottery St Mary
This Christmas Marathon certainly has the ‘Jolly’ touch!
This marathon is extra special as we’ve added the ‘Jolly’ touch to it to make it completely unique.
The Escot Christmas Marathon is the FIRST EVER MARATHON to have a waterslide!!
The marathon is laps of pathways, woodland trails and fields where 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 6 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 appreciate that not all of you will want a wet bottom on each lap, especially while running a marathon distance so the slide is optional and completely your choice whether you do it every lap, not at all or just go down the slide on your finale lap.
Festive fancy dress is optional but wholeheartedly encouraged as it adds to the festive fun!
About the Marathon
Once you’ve finished running and messing about on the slide you’ll be rewarded with a festive medal, a Christmas buff thingy 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”
Race starts at: 08:00am
Prices: £38 Affiliated £40 Unaffiliated
Maximum Capacity 200 participants ( subject to change if restrictions apply )
Minimum age requirement: 18 years old on race day.
Please Note: Race information will be emailed to you prior to the event and your race numbers will be posted to you. Please ensure that your correct address is listed on your entry.
Cut off time for the marathon is 7 hours and 30 minutes due to the limited daylight hours, last light is at 4:44pm. Head torch may be needed.
This race will be held in accordance with UKA rules. The race permit is issued by the Trail Running Association.
There will be hot food and drink vendors ready to serve you pre and post race.
A change of clothes is recommended for afterwards.
The deadline for transfers and deferrals is Saturday 20th November 2021.
On the 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.
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