St Magnus Marathon

Date & Location

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Organiser’s Description

The UK's most northerly marathon! Starting from the front of Kirkwall’s historic St Magnus Cathedral, the route proceeds into the beautiful North West corner of the mainland, Orkney’s 'Hidden Treasure' of Birsay. It will provide great photo opportunities at various points on the route - the UK’s most northerly - it is also one of the most rewarding distance runs, through wonderful coastal scenery, with challenging gradient changes in the early stages and gentle gradients latterly. A new event for 2016.


  • 26.2 miles
  • Running
  • Marathon
  • 26 - 50km
  • 26 - 50 miles
  • Road
  • Trail

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