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Eden Project Marathon & Half Marathon

Quick facts

Location St Austell, United Kingdom

Distance Marathon

About Eden Project Marathon & Half Marathon

The Eden Project Marathon is a challenging marathon first run in 2009. There is also an Eden Project Half Marathon.

We created the course through Eden and Cornwall’s dramatic Clay Country not only to offer a unique sporting experience for runners nationwide, but to showcase this unique region and draw visitors to the area. The idea came from a conversation with the local St Austell Running Club, whose commitment, enthusiasm and passion have been invaluable in putting on the event.

The route for the full and half marathons is a challenging, multi-terrain one that gives runners a taste of the journey that the landscape itself has been through

The Marathon is one example of the many ways the Eden Project acts as a catalyst for economic growth in the local region, alongside providing much-needed jobs and supporting businesses as part of its local sourcing policy. The world-famous Biomes, nestled into a worked-out china clay pit, have transformed a landscape where nothing grew into something quite beautiful and fertile. Over 10 million people have passed through the Eden gates since opening in 2001.

Distances

Marathon

  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km
Start:

Biomes, Eden Project

St Austell,gb

Finish:

Eden, Eden Project.

St Austell,gb

Highlights

Taking a unique route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes.Highlights include the man-made spoil heaps known as the ‘Cornish Alps’, the Luxulyan granite works that have been reclaimed by nature and, possibly the highpoint, the former china clay pit that now entertains over a million visitors a year - the Eden Project.

Overview

The courses for both the marathon and half marathon races follow a similar route to previous years, both with the starting line in front of the outstanding Biomes and leading runners through the landscape of the clay country and returning to finish at Eden.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.