Welcome to the Yeovil Marathon, hosted by Yeovil Town Road Running Club. The event is being held at the Sports Pavilions at RNAS Yeovilton by kind permission from Commodore Jon Pentreath.
The event is in aid of 2 charities; The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and the Yeovilton Military Wives Choir.
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Entry is limited to 500 runners.
There is a time limit of 6 hours to complete.
No Headphones are to be worn during the race due to the route being mainly country roads with some blind bends that wont be being closed during the race. This is ruling is dictated from UK Athletics Rule 240 S4.
If you are unlucky enough to fall foul of injury before the race then we will refund you 50% of your entry fee, or if your feeling generous then you could donate your entry fee to the 2 charity partners. However, after the 1st June there will be no refund offered, either way contact us at the earliest opportunity so we can take you off the entry list.
Race packs will be given out on the day, these will include your race number and timing chip.
Registration will open at 07:45 on the morning of the race, and will close at 08:45 15 minutes before the start of the race.
The race HQ will be located in the Marquees by the Start/Finish at RNAS Yeovilton Athletics Track.
All finishers will recieve a bespoke medal, T-shirt and goody bag.
The route is fairly flat with only small inclines. The start and finish are on the athletics track. From the start you follow the access road to the main B3151, at the end of the access road you make a left turn and follow the up to Stockwich Cross. Turn left and keep following the road into the village of Podimore. Once in Podimore you turn left onto Church Street, follow this road to the junction back to the B3151. At the junction turn right and follow the path up the hill to the top and turn left and down the hill, follow this road through the village of Yeovilton. As you pass through Yeovilton you follow the road over the weir and head up the gentle incline to the village of Limington. At the junction turn leftand follow the winding country road through the quaint village of Ashington and on towards Mudford. As you come to the junction with the A359 at Mudford you turn left, and after a short trip along the A359 you turn left again back onto the quiet country roads, and head towards Chilton Cantelo. At the school turn right and follow the road until the first turning on your left, which you take. Follow this road all the way to the staggered crossroads, at which point you will turn left and head back towards Stockwich Cross and the start of the second lap. After the second lap, as you approach Stockwich Cross you turn left and head along the road back towards the athletics track and the finish line.