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The Marathon of Britain

Saturday 31st July 2004

The Marathon of Britain 2004 is a foot race covering a route of approximately 175 miles (282 km) held in set stages over six days. Each competitor must carry all his or her supplies, clothes and compulsory equipment for the duration of the event. At the end of each stage, competitors will be accommodated in a mobile 'Race Village' where tented accommodation; breakfast and an evening meal will be provided.

Starting under the Abbey Archway near the Great Malvern home of the composer Edward Elgar, it winds through the idyllic Cotswold Hills, to Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. It continues to the medieval castle of Kenilworth and across the field where the historic Battle of Bosworth was fought, to finish at Robin Hood's Castle in Nottingham.

We would like to ensure that all competitors from the UK and overseas compete on an equal basis. Therefore exact route information will be provided to competitors in the form of a Road Book, distributed on arrival at the event. There may also be further markings in the form of signposts and way markings along the route where deemed necessary. However, in order to complete this event successfully, competitors must have good orienteering skills. There is also a 54-mile (87km) stage, which must be completed in less than 22 hours.

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