Sunday, 13th August 2017
Hoad Hill Marathon and Half Marathon
Hoad Hill Marathon and Half Marathon follows a mixture of trail, coastal path, canal towpath and quiet country lanes giving stunning views of the beautiful South Lakes and Morecambe Bay. The routes start and finish at Ford Park, Ulverston with an inevitable climb to the iconic Sir John Barrow monument on top of Hoad Hill.
Hoad Hill... read more Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 13th August 2017, with the Marathon starting at 9:30am and the Half Marathon starting at 10:00am.
The Start and Finish venue is Ford Park, Ulverston, LA12 7JP.
Ford Park will host the Event Village with activities to keep both young and older entertained throughout the day including a range of children’s activities and the Hoad Hill Mile race at 11:00, plus a Beer Tent hosted by Newark Brewery. For catering options, the Ford Park Café and Bistro will be open as well as concessions at the race village. Bag and Key Storage will be available at Registration and there will obviously be toilets available.
The children's activities will start at 11:00.
The Hoad Hill Mile children's 'race' is open to ages 0-16 years, with parents/guardians being very welcome to take part. Please register and collect your race number at the Event Marquee between 09:00 – 10:45, entry fee - £2, with all profits being donated to our chosen charity. All entrants will receive a medal.
All competitors will receive the event tech t shirt at Registration and all finishers will receive a medal. There will be drinks available for competitors at the finish.
Physiotherapy and Sports Massage Therapy?
Adam Smith from Designed2Run will be onsite providing Pre and Post Event Sports Massage Therapy, taping and advice. Well worth a visit.
Both the Marathon and Half Marathon will start and finish at Ford Park. Both routes head through Ulverston Town to pick up the Cumbria Way trail at The Gill before heading south via Pennington. The routes pass Skelmore Heads hillfort, through Great Urswick to head over to climb Birkrigg Common. From the top of the common you’ll be rewarded with stunning views over the South Lakes and Morecambe Bay, with the Sir John Barrow monument at Hoad Hill ever present on the horizon. Descend to follow the Cumbria Coastal Way northwards next to the beach to then head inland to reach the Ulverston Canal towpath and eventually Hoad Hill itself. A final climb to the iconic monument and a fast downhill finish at Ford Park for the Half Marathon route.