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Cambridge Boundary Run

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 08 March, 2020

About Cambridge Boundary Run

The Cambridge Boundary Run is organised by Cambridge University Hare & Hounds, The University Cross-Country Running Club. The race stems from when three men and a dog ran around the boundary of the borough of Cambridge non-stop. Inspired by this, twenty-five years later, James Hasler and Derek Shorrocks decided to organise a similar event when about fifteen runners ran around the boundary in February 1949. Although originally an irregular event, the Cambridge Boundary Marathon is now an annual event. Cambridge is a flat city, making the Cambridge Boundary Marathon quite a flat race. As the name suggests it loops around the city. The race starts and finishes next to the Cambridge Holiday Inn Express.

Cambridge Boundary Run Route Map

Cambridge Boundary Run Route Map

Start:

Cambridge Holiday Inn Express.

15-17 Norman Way, Cambridge CB1 3LH, UK

Difficulty

flat

Overview

Cambridge is a flat city, making the Cambridge Boundary Marathon quite a flat race. As the name suggests it loops around the city. The race starts and finishes next to the Cambridge Holiday Inn Express.

The Boundary Run is a marathon (~26.2 miles) and half-marathon (~13.1 miles) race that takes participants around the boundaries of Cambridge. The course traverses roads, footpaths and trails, and incorporates some beautiful and not-often-seen areas of the city. It's a laid back event with a friendly and pressure-free atmosphere.

Both the full- and half-marathon courses are about 30% off-road, and there are several reasonably sized hills on the course - significant enough to surprise those who are used to the flat terrain of Cambridge. This is a challenging but fun and rewarding course.


Cambridge Boundary Run Trivia

  • The race stems from when three men and a dog ran around the boundary of the borough of Cambridge non-stop. Inspired by this, twenty-five years later, James Hasler and Derek Shorrocks decided to organise a similar event when about fifteen runners ran around the boundary in February 1949. Although originally an irregular event, the Cambridge Boundary Marathon is now an annual event.

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