2002 UK Marathon Calendar

All the 26.2-milers in the country...


Posted: 8 July 2002

While one UK marathon gets close to 100,000 applications and huge media coverage, there is a vast range of alternative well-organised 26-milers that deserve your support. Some are in cities, others in the country. Some are fast and flat, others excruciatingly hilly and slow and offer a far greater challenge than London on both road and trail. Apart from the hilly events, many of the races here offer an ideal opportunity for attacking that marathon PB without having to take several minutes just to cross the start line.

The information here was up to date in July, but some other details won’t be fully confirmed until later in the year. The best place to check for updates or amendments is our Race Diary.

Click on an event for more details.

Spring
Sheffield A&S Leisure GROUP Marathon: Sunday, April 28 Lochaber Team Strides Marathon, Inverness-shire, SCOTLAND: Sunday, April 28 Shakespeare Marathon: Sunday, April 28
Belfast Marathon: Monday, May 6 Leeds GE CAPITAL Marathon: Sunday, May 12 Isle of Wight Marathon: Saturday, May 18
Halstead Marathon, Essex: Sunday, May 19
 
Summer
Lake Vyrnwy Marathon, Powys: Sunday June 2 Afford Rent-a-Car Potteries Marathon: Sunday, June 16 Blackpool Marathon: Sunday, June 23
Isle of Man Marathon: Sunday, August 11 Longford BMW Cars Marathon, Ireland: Sunday August 25
 
Autumn
Powerhouse Cardiff Marathon, Powys: Sunday September 1 Wolverhampton Marathon: Sunday, September 1 Moray Marathon, Scotland: Sunday, September 1
Duchy Marathon: Sunday, September 8 Great Langdale Marathon, Cumbria: Sunday, September 8 Isle of Thanet Coastal Marathon: Sunday, September 8
Experian Robin Hood Marathon, Nottingham: Sunday, September 15 Sri Chinmoy Marathon, Battersea: Sunday, September 15 New Forest Marathon: Sunday, September 22
Loch Ness Marathon: Sunday, September 29 Manchester Marathon: Sunday, October 13 Kingston Running Festival Marathon: Sunday, October 13
AKZO Nobel Abingdon Marathon: Sunday, October 20 Snowdonia Marathon: Sunday, October 27 Adidas Dublin City Marathon: Monday, October 28
 
Winter
Cornish Marathon: Sunday, November 17 Leicester Marathon: Sunday, November 17 Luton Marathon: Sunday, December 1
 
Off-road
Three Forts Marathon:, Sunday, May 5 Neolithic Marathon, Wiltshire: Sunday, May 5 Rottingdean Windmill Marathon, Sussex: Sunday, July 14
Fairlands Valley Challenge Marathon: Sunday, July 21 Chichester Marathon: Sunday, July 21 Clarendon Way Marathon: Saturday, October 13

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