Escot Christmas Marathon
Sunday 22nd December 2019 8:00am
Escot House In Ottery St Mary
This Christmas Marathon certainly has the ‘Jolly’ touch! It’s the first marathon to ever have a waterslide in it!
This marathon is extra special as we’ve added our ‘Jolly’ touch to it to make it unique.
The Escot Christmas Marathon will be the FIRST EVER MARATHON to have a waterslide!!
The marathon is laps of 4.4 miles 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’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 responsible.
We appreciate that not all of you will want a wet backside 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.
About the 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”
Race starts at: 08:00am
Race registration from: 06:30am
Prices: £35 Affiliated £37 Unaffiliated
Maximum Capacity 200 participants
Please Note: Race information will be sent to you two weeks prior to the event and race numbers are collected from registration on the morning of the event.
Cut off time for the marathon is 7 hours and 30 minutes.
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.
Minimum age requirement for the marathon is 18 years.
On the Saturday 21st 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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