Covid 19

Due to Covid-19 the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon will be a different experience than in the previous ten years.

Restricted to 200 Full – Now SOLD out

300 Half marathon Runners Places Available

The Farnham Weyside Rotary Marathon Committee are doing extensive work to try and keep you safe. We intend to organise the marathon in some format following Government guidelines which change almost daily. We are planning to deliver an event that is enjoyable and fun. The event will not have a mass start but, at present, timed slots are planned.

We are determined to allow you to run the same beautiful course, the routes for the half and full marathon will be fully signed as in previous years.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer t-shirts or chip timing (hopefully we can do manual timing).

Medals will be supplied thanks to Winkworth lettings and Sales estate agents.

Risk assessments have been submitted on making the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon Covid-19 safe for competitors and our officials. We have been in extensive talks with our insurers and we are confident that by keeping to the rules we can keep you safe.

The present situation following Government guidelines would mean that we would have to start competitors 6 at a time with a 10 minute gap, for each group, this would create a gap between competitors. The race would be timed and the winner being the first to complete the course from start to finish line.

If restrictions subside we may

let you start off in groups of 12 – 18 – 24 or Let you start every 5 mins 4 mins 3mins 2mins depending on the current situation.

Important team info click here https://www.farnhampilgrim.org.uk/teams-names/

Waterstops will be not as frequent as normal, every 6 miles, some water would need to be taken and all competitors would need to supply their own water at the finish.

All competitors will be tested before the start with an infra- red temperature gauge.

Masks will need to be used in the start pens, A very small bottle of anti-bac Gel and gloves will need to be used in case of emergency,  runners will need to social distance at all times, there are places to pass on the course, so we will ask all to keep their distance.

All these points could change if the situation improves.

The course will be well marked and marshals will be around the course.

Thank you to those who have already signed up, all proceeds go to local charities. If you chose the t-shirt option when you signed up, please get in touch so that we can, if you wish, refund the £5 charge for t-shirts.

Please keep safe – keep running safely – Social distance

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