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The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon - North

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The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon - North

Durham, County Durham

Durham Amateur Rowing Club, Green Lane, Durham, DH1 1, United Kingdom

Sun 23rd April 2023

Starting at 09:30

5 races

£24.00 - £34.00

Organiser's Description

As it is Nearly But Not Quite The London Marathon, it means you can choose any distance from 5km to as far as you want in 8 hours! The super generous cut-off makes it a great event if you want to attempt your first marathon.

All entrants will be allocated the London landmarks Event Medal.

Distance & Time: This is a 7hr Time Challenge event which allows you full control over the distance you want to run. The minimum distance is 5km, which is part of a lap. A full lap is 4.37 miles (7km) and you can run as many or as few of these laps as you wish in the 7hr time limit which starts from the official event start time. It is 3 laps for a half marathon, 6 for a marathon and 7 or over for an ultra, we also have a 50km distance available.

Course: The course is around the beautiful River Wear. It is fully signed so no navigational experience is required. The course is well made paths and tarmac. Road shoes are suitable all year round.

The regular course is subject to some change near the time of the event depending on our health and safety review of the course and council / land owner final approval.

Medals: As long as you complete one lap, you will be an official finish and you will receive our fantastic London medal.

Goody Bag: Absolutely! You earned the calories after all, so all our finishers get a goody bag. As well as our standard goody bag, with a selection of various goodies to choose from, we also have a fabulous vegan goody bag for our vegan runners.

Distance Pins: We have distance pins available for anyone who runs a half-marathon distance or more. Pins available to collect are our Half-Marathon, Mega-Half, Marathon, 50km and Ultra pins. You will receive one pin on the ribbon of your medal to reflect your achievement.

Aid Table: We have a fantastic aid table and drinks table at the start / finish of each lap. There is a great selection of savoury, sweet, fruit, cheese and vegan items at the aid table.

Special Event: If our event is a special event for you, for instance your 50th, 99th, 100th, 200th, 250th etc., half or full marathon then please let us know. You will receive a special running number with your name on it and the date of the event. Also, if it is your birthday run then again please let us know as we have a fabulous special birthday number for you too.

Toilets & Changing Facilities: There are toilets available in Rowing Club which is approximately 100m from the race HQ, however this venue does not have any changing facilities.

Final Instructions / Number pick up: Final race day instructions will be sent out via email 4-5 days prior to the event with full race day information. Number pick up is on the day at race registration before the start of the event.

Parking: Detailed parking instructions will be sent out in the final event information. There is plenty of nearby paid and free parking which will all be detailed on a map.

Other Info: There will be somewhere to leave a bag at the start / finish area. However, this is not a secure bag and the items cannot be watched at all times so please don't leave anything valuable.

Headphones are allowed.


  • 5k


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

  • 10k


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

  • Half-Marathon


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

  • Marathon


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

  • Ultra-Marathon / Time Challenge


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00




·a year ago

Fun and well organised.

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Gabriella Kyriacou


Durham, County Durham

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