New to 2020, we’re delighted to introduce “The Hundon Marathon” a fun trail alternative to the country’s iconic marathon!
Soak up idyllic views of the Suffolk Countryside, including AONB and enjoy some lighthearted London themed fun along the way!
This is an ideal race for those that didn’t make the elusive London Marathon ballot or for those who simply prefer the countryside to the capital. The relaxed and friendly vibe, well trodden paths, generous cut offs and beautiful scenery also make this an ideal first trail marathon for those new to the sport.
Sunday April 26th 2020
Cut Off: 8 Hours
Age Limit: 18 Years
Route: Shortly after leaving Hundon, the route picks up the idyllic Dedham Vale AONB Stour Valley path towards the medieval wool town of Clare, before continuing along the popular Bury to Clare Walk (in reverse) finishing just short of Bury St Edmunds, in Whepsted.
Hundon > Kedington > Stoke By Clare > Clare > Poslingford > Stansfield > Hawkedon > Somerton > Brockley > Whepstead
The gently undulating route includes road crossings, woodland, meadows, river paths, and quiet country lanes. The route will be well marked using a combination of waymarkers, limestone chalk paint and hi-vis tape.
A GPX file will be available to download.
Trophy for top 3 Males and Females
Four fully stocked checkpoints – Toilets available at start, finish and mile 12.
Well signed idyllic 26.2 mile route
Please note this is a cupless race. Fresh drinking water will be available for you to refill your bottles at the start, finish and each checkpoint but no cups will be provided. This is to reduce single use waste.
Race Start Location:
Hundon Village Hall,
Please note: Parking in the village hall is limited. We recommend parking at the finish in Whepstead and getting a lift to the start. If enough interest is shown we will look into putting on a shuttle bus, with the cost shared between runners.
Race Finish Location:
Whepstead Community Centre
Bury St Edmunds
Approx 6 Miles Baythorne
Approx 12 Miles Clare Country Park (Toilets)
Approx 16 Miles Stansfield
Approx 22 Miles Brockley
The registration desk at the race start will be open from 09:00 am where race numbers should be collected. Please note race numbers and chips will not be sent out in the post prior to the event.
Please allow sufficient time to collect and attach your bib prior to your run.
This is a multi-terrain event and all competitors enter it at their own risk. While medical assistance is provided for the duration of the event no liability will be accepted by the individual race organisers or land owners for any injury incurred by entering this race.
Pictures and video footage may be used on the Raw Trails website or that of our sponsors and in advertising material and media write-ups. All competitors entering the race agree to their photograph being used for these purposes.
It is a condition of entry that all competitors agree to the terms and conditions as set out on the Raw Trails website.
Shuttle Bus: A shuttle bus is available to book to take you to the start of Hundon Marathon on Sunday April 26th. The coach leaves promptly at 8:45 from Whepstead Village Hall. Bury Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 4TA and costs £7
Qualified First Aiders will be on hand at the race head quarters to assist with any emergency injuries. Please note you should seek medical advice from your local GP if you are in any doubt as to your health in competing in this event. The organisation will not be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss or damage that may arise before, during or after the event as a consequence of a competitor’s participation in the race.
If you are injured on the course please call the Race Director on 07585119308 who will arrange assistance.