The Gatliff Marathon is an annual challenge walk, jog or run of 20, 35 or 50km mostly on footpaths and tracks in the Kent and Surrey countryside.

The challenge is to complete the event in under 10 hours, following the route directions and checking in at each of the checkpoints.

The Start

Edenbridge Rugby Club Pavilion, Coomb Field, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5HL. G.R 221 459 (NB. Parking only as shown below)

Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018.

Opening Time: 6:30am

Start Times: Between 7:00am and 10:30am depending on distance and whether walking or running

This year's parking options:  Please note that the main town centre car park (Market Yard Car Park) will not be available because the local Chamber of Commerce is holding a French Market there. There is limited free parking on the High Street.  There is further parking to the north of the town at the Leisure Centre (free) and Edenbridge Town Railway Station (£2.15 for the day). Please avoid parking in the residential streets near the rugby club and also at the rugby club pavilion itself.

This Google Maps link shows the locations mentioned.

Entering

Entry fees in advance: £10.00 for the 50km route, £9.00 for the 35km route and £8.00 for the 20km route. There is an additional charge of £3.00 for entering on the day. All food and drink provided by the Gatliff Marathon organisers is included in the entry fees.

How to enter: To enter in advance, fill out an online entry form and pay immediately by PayPal or post a cheque; alternatively, download an entry form and post this with a cheque. You can also enter on the day paying by cash (£3 extra). Online entry closes on 11:59pm, Friday, 23 November 2018.

General Information

The Route

The Gatliff has different routes each year through rural countryside using footpaths and tracks. There will be 50km, 35km and 20km options (31 miles, 22 miles and 12.5 miles) and a route description will be given to each entrant. The objective is to complete the distance within 10 hours.

*** Click this link for the Gatliff Route Details for November 2018 ***

Setting Out

The clock starts when you collect your checkpoint card from the registration desk.

Following the Route

A detailed written route description will be provided at the start. These provide "turn by turn" instructions and include key grid references and magnetic bearings.

Checkpoints

There will be five checkpoints on the 50km, three on the 35km and one on the 20km. You will need to get your checkpoint card punched at each of the checkpoints on your route. Food and drink will be provided and there are toilet facilities at some (marked on the instruction sheet).

The Finish

This will also be at Edenbridge Rugby Club Pavilion. Hot food, tea/coffee and showering facilities will be available, free of charge, to all entrants. Food at the finish will be served from 1:30pm until 7:00pm.  The Pavilion closes at 8:00pm.

Certificates will be awarded to those who have completed their full distance on foot and have had their checkpoint card signed or punched at all the checkpoints on their route. A special certificate will be awarded to those who have successfully completed ten 50km Gatliff Marathons.

Results  will be posted on this website. They can also be ordered at the finish for delivery by mail.

FAQs

Testimonials

"Gatliff Marathon has a charm all of its own. All food excellent – specially at the finish."

"Myself and some friends (newly local triathletes) took part in your event yesterday and absolutely loved it. Brilliantly run event and a good way to get a long/slow run in on a weekend."

"Just a quick line to thank you all at COPSE for such a splendid and well hosted Gatliff yesterday. We had 8 of our members, including myself, there and they all commented on how well organised the day was and were particularly grateful for all the wonderful food that was laid on for participants. Already looking forward to next year."

"Enjoyed discovering different paths through familiar territory. COPSE got me out of bed and out of the house!"