The 39th Gatliff Marathon
SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER 2023
The Gatliff Marathon is an annual challenge walk, jog or run of 25 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVENT IS STARTING AT THE CRICKET CLUB INSTEAD OF THE RUGBY CLUB THIS YEAR.
Location: Edenbridge Cricket Club, The Matthew Cox Community Pavilion, Blossoms Park, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, Kent,TN8 5DA. G.R 445 455
Date: Saturday, 14 October 2023
Opening Time: 6:30am
Start Times: Between 7:00am and 10:30am depending on distance and whether walking or running
Parking options: There is free parking at the Cricket Club. Other alternatives are Market Yard Car Park (the main town centre car park - accessed off High Street and into Forge Croft, TN8 5BZ) and Edenbridge Town Railway Station
Entry fees in advance: Early Bird Rate: £16 for the 50km route and £14 for the 25km route (for entries by 31st August). Standard Rate: £18 for the 50km route and £16 for the 25km route (for entries between 1st September and 12th October). There is an additional charge of £2.00 for entering on the day (£20 for the 50km route and £18 for the 25k route). All food and drink provided by the Gatliff Marathon organisers is included in the entry fees.
How to enter: Entry in advance is via the SiEntries website. Alternatively download an entry form and post this with a cheque. You can also enter on the day paying by cash (£2 extra). Online entry closes 8pm 12 October 2023.
COVID Secure Measures: To prevent the spread of infection in our community and amongst participants at the event, we ask that you do not attend if you are suffering any of the established symptoms and, of course, if you are currently testing positive for COVID.
Thank you for your time and support in this matter.
The Gatliff has different routes each year through rural countryside using footpaths and tracks. There will be 50km and 25km options (31 miles and 15.5 miles) and a route description will be given to each entrant. The objective is to complete the distance within 10 hours. (The following have been made available to participants: route Instructions and GPX files.) 25km GPX download. 50km GPX download
This will also be at Edenbridge Cricket 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.
"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!"