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Set yourself a new challenge

Race for Life Marathon

The Race for Life Marathon is the perfect challenge for women who have always wanted to try a long-distance running event but have been worried about how to start and not having any support.

This year, we're back at Lee Valley on Sunday 8 October 2017.

The Marathon may be 26.2 miles (or 42k) but it’s still Race for Life, which means we’ll be here every step of the way to support you in your training and fundraising. Our events are not competitive so you can take part however you want - whether you run, jog or walk parts of the course, it’s up to you.

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How long does it take to complete a marathon?

Race for Life Marathon

We will do everything we can to support you throughout your race. We want to get you to that finish line but for operational reasons we do have a time limit.

For the Marathon route this will be 8 hours. This time limit accommodates someone who continually walks the course - however we don’t recommend this and everyone to be able to jog for at least significant portions of the route.

Anyone who is unable to complete the course within 8 hours will be supported by our event staff to return safely to the main event area.

Half marathon events

Race for Life Half Marathon

Not sure if you’re quite ready to take on the full marathon? Take a look at what our Race for Life Half Marathons offer.

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