2022 Eden Project Marathon and Half Marathon

Date
16th October 2022
Location
The Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG
Organiser
The Eden Project in partnership with St Austell Running Club
Contact email
eden@frsystems.co.uk
Event website
http://www.edenproject.com/marathon
 
 
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Marathon *Early Bird*

£34.00

16th October 2022 at 9:30am

Entries closed

Half Marathon *Early Bird*

£29.00

16th October 2022 at 10:00am

Entries closed

Marathon

£39.00

16th October 2022 at 9:30am

Entries close 30th September 2022

Half Marathon

£34.00

16th October 2022 at 10:00am

Entries close 30th September 2022

Race Features

A firm fixture in the running calendar, the Eden Project Marathon and Half Marathon offers hilly multi-terrain courses around the famous site, following a challenging route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes.

Here are just a few reasons why we think you’ll enjoy the Eden Marathon: 

One tree for the Queens Jubilee will be planted for each runner registered.

Hundreds of T-shirts are either not collected or not worn after race events each year so we have taken the decision not to offer a T-shirt at this years event and instead, will plant a tree sapling at the Eden Project for every runner registered to support the Queens Jubilee. 

For more details: https://queensgreencanopy.org/

  • Themed medal for all race finishers

  • Pasty and a beer for all race runners – where else but Cornwall?

  • Cash prizes for race winners and prizes for category winners

  • Free entry to Eden for runners and accompanying family members and supporters on the day.

  • Water stations every three miles and isotonic drinks every seven miles

  • Chip timing, and free online analysis of your race via RunPix

Why we set up this Marathon

We created the course through Cornwall's dramatic Clay Country not only to offer a unique sporting experience for runners nationwide, but to showcase the unique region on our doorstep. The idea came from a conversation with the local St Austell Running Club, whose commitment, enthusiasm and passion have been invaluable in putting on the event.

The Marathon is just one of the many ways Eden aims to act as a catalyst for economic growth in the local region. If we could build this place, in a former clay pit, surely together we can all take on even bigger challenges.

Please check our page regularly for the latest information relating to the pandemic, as we will be updating in line with government guidelines.

 

Entry fees

Early bird – entries will open on March 1st and will close on March 31st (or earlier if sold out)

Marathon Early Bird: £34 (100 places available)

Half Marathon Early Bird: £29 (200 places available)

Full Price entries – entries will open on April 1st and will close on September 30th (or earlier if sold out)

Marathon Full price: £39

Half Marathon Full Price: £34

Race Entry Fee includes free entry to Eden for all runners and accompanying family members and supporters on October 16 2022

 

Frequently asked questions

You can find all sorts of practical information below – and we also have a Marathon Facebook page where you can chat to other runners.

Can I have a refund if I have to withdraw from the race?

You are entitled to cancel your entry and receive a full refund of the fee, provided we receive written notice of cancellation within seven days of payment of the fee, as outlined in the terms and conditions. To do this please email eden@frsystems.co.uk or write to the Eden Project Marathon Event Administration, FR Systems Ltd, Unit 11, Evolution, Hooters Hall Road, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 9QF. No refunds will be allowed after this seven-day cooling-off period.

Refund protection is available when you enter the event. We recommend you include this option in order to get a refund of the entry price if you are unable to run. 

Full T's & C's

Is it possible to defer my entry to the following year if I am unable to run for any reason?

Sorry, as stated in our Terms and Conditions of Entry, we do not operate a deferment system, so we regret it is not possible to defer your entry to another year.

Can I transfer my place to another runner?

Sorry, as stated in our Terms and Conditions, we are unable to offer any transfer of places for this event. Please be aware that using another competitor’s number will lead to disqualification.

Can I transfer from the Marathon to the Half Marathon?

Yes. For the 2022 Marathon, if you need to transfer your place before 30 September 2022 you can do this through the link in your confirmation email. From 1 October 2022, please simply let us know on the day of the event itself and we can help you transfer races. You will not be entitled to any refund of the full Marathon entry fee.

Can I transfer from the Half Marathon to the Marathon?

Yes, it's possible to transfer to the Marathon until 30 September 2022 – unless all places have already been filled. You can do this through the link in your confirmation email. You will need to pay the additional entry fee for the Marathon.

How do I change my booking details online?

If you change your email or postal address, please do let us know so we can keep in touch in the lead-up to the event, including sending you your race number and timing chip. To do this, visit the link in your confirmation email and log in with the details provided in the email.

Are there cut-off times for the Marathon?

We have a strict cut-off time for the Marathon of five and a half hours. We have also set up interim cut-off times to ensure that runners make it around the course in a safe and timely way.

If you do not reach the seven-mile mark within one and a half hours you will be diverted to the Half Marathon course. You will receive a Half Marathon medal and t-shirt at the finish but will not be eligible for category positions in the Half Marathon.

If you do not reach the mile 13 (Lanlivery) within two hours 55 minutes, and mile 17 (Luxulyan) within three hours 30 minutes, you will not be allowed to complete the course and will be transported back to Eden. You will not be eligible for a medal but you will of course receive your t-shirt, pasty and pint.

There is no cut-off for the Half Marathon.

Please see here for the full FAQ's