London, London, SW1A 1AA
- Distance26.2 miles
point to point
Town and Rural
- Water stations
- Traffic free
- Wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age18
- Cheques payable to Marathon Relay GB
- Size of field600
- Event website
- Event AffiliationNone
- Online entry availableYes
A unique challenge to set a world record attempt at distance relay running
RelayGB is a unique relay of marathons that will take place in May 2012. Event Director, John Stanford, has founded the challenge with twin objectives in mind: to raise awareness of, and funds for, brain tumour research through collaboration with Brain Tumour UK and other brain tumour charities; to undertake a World Record attempt at the distance relay running record.
Entry to Marathon Relay of Great Britain (MRGB) costs £50 for individuals and £80 for team entries. Register on their website from today click here
"A long-term friend is undergoing treatment for a high grade brain tumour it puts life and its problems into a sharp perspective." says John Stanford.
The organisers hope that around 750 runners will take part in a world record attempt on the distance relay running record. The current record is held by "Gillette Phenomenal Tour" in 2009 when the collective mass of running clubs ran around the borders of Romania. As part of this unique event in Britain we are hoping to go a thousand miles further and also to undertake the event in marathon legs. Participants don't actually need to be marathon runners to take part, all abilities are encouraged. In teams of 2 to 26, they can club together with some friends and tackle one of the legs as a relay team - a kind of relay within a relay. The organisers are also very keen to welcome corporate entries into the event.
So, how does it work? 3 to 6 runners will tackle each marathon 'leg' (c750 runners in total), starting in London and taking in a 3,000 mile circuit of Great Britain including key city centres (e.g. Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle). All runners for each leg start running as the first runner from the previous leg arrives. Continuous relay, day and night, with a target of 4 hours per 'leg' leading to a finish in London 19 days later.
Checkout the Routes section website (click here find the area of the country to suits you and select your preferences during the registration process. It couldn’t be simpler!
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