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Gloucester City Marathon & Half

Quick facts

Location Gloucester, United Kingdom

Distance Marathon

Date 05 Aug 2018

About Gloucester City Marathon & Half

Welcome to the Gloucester City Marathon and Half Marathon, two fantastic events that run side by side in the beautiful and historic city of Gloucester, in the South West of England.

The Gloucester City Marathon is a new marathon, having had it’s inaugural year in 2016, and is a city marathon with a difference. Firstly, the Gloucester City Marathon is put together by athletes, Andy and Andrea Maxted through their company, Trimax Events, so you know this has been organised with the runner in mind.

The real beauty of this challenge is that although it is a city marathon, beginning and ending at Gloucester Quays, it is partially run on flat, rural lanes and alongside the river Severn. This way it gives participants the chance to try for a personal best whilst enjoying a spectacular sightseeing tour.

Taking place in the summer, Gloucester City Marathon gives the perfect excuse for friends and family to cheer runners on whilst making a visit to the historic cathedral, the pop-up events at the expo village, or simply enjoying some refreshments in a cafe or bar at the regenerated waterfront area.

Practicalities

Aid Stations

We have aid station every 5km or more and all except the first station have water, energy drinks, gels and food. The fist station is water only, which will be supplied in cups. The energy and gels are provided by High 5 and if the weather is dry and warm we will also have cold sponges available.

Award Medals

All finishers of both events receive a finisher's tech vest, a bespoke medal and a goody bag.

Equipment Storage

All runners have the opportunity to use our free bag drop.

Maximum Time

The cut-off time for event completion is seven hours for the full distance, but you must be completing 15 minute miles or you will be removed from the course for your own safety. The cut-off for the half is 3h30 or again be completing 15 minute miles.

Race Kit Includes

All finishers of both events receive a finisher's tech vest, a bespoke medal and a goody bag.

Gloucester City Marathon & Half Route Map

Gloucester City Marathon & Half Route Map

Start:

Gloucester Park

Gloucester,gb

Highlights

The course offers views of beautiful and historic architecture.

Overview

From the Gloucester Quays start, runners make their way through the town centre at Southgate, Westgate, and Northgate Streets where they will make their way around Gloucester Cathedral before heading north towards Kingsholm, home of Gloucester Rugby. They then make their along Escourt Road and north towards Cheltenham passing through Churchdown at the five mile mark.

After passing the Jet Age Museum and Gloucestershire Airport, the runners move through Staverton and out onto the beautiful, quiet, flat country lanes.

This is where the route becomes truly perfect, allowing runners to take in the sights as they pass through Boddington and Hardwicke before looping round towards Wainlode and the stunning tranquility of the river Severn.

Runners will follow the Severn's course back into Gloucester emerging from Sandhurst Lane into busy, urban streets and back through to the Gloucester Quays where the historic, Victorian, industrial architecture has been regenerated into a fabulous modern centre for shops, cafes, and restaurants.

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.