Great news – 15% discount at The Lincolnshire Runner for all participants of the Mablethorpe Marathon 2017 events!
Great news. The Lincolnshire Runner shop in Lincoln will be providing a 15% discount on full priced items for any runner presenting a Mablethorpe Marathon running number in the two weeks after the 2017 race. This 15% discount is available to any Mablethorpe Marathon 5k, Half Marathon or Marathon runner. What are you waiting for? Book your place now. Huge thanks to The Lincolnshire Runner for their support.
St Barnabas Hospice our New Charity Partner for the 2017 Event
We are delighted to be working with St Barnabas Hospice Charity for our next event on the 1st of October 2017.
They are a fantastic charity, who have strong links to our local area and we couldn’t be happier to partner with them.
Please take time to visit their website and see the great work that they do or why not sign up and run for them?
The me&dee Charity Partners
The Mablethorpe Marathon Foundation is delighted to be working once again with the Maria Hanson Foundation (me&dee). The Maria Hanson Foundation supports people living with a life-limiting condition, arranging holidays for families facing a short and uncertain future together, and for physically and emotionally injured service men and women. These wonderful holidays are in two caravans plus beach huts in Mablethorpe. The charity was formed to create special moments and memories to ensure that both children and adults share distinctive experiences when time is precious. What a wonderful cause!
The Maria Hanson Foundation has supplied all the rucksacks for runners’ goodie bags this year and will also be holding a stall (with a tombola, and selling sweets amongst other things) on the day. Their collection boxes will be out too for you to dispose of your loose change; all for a great cause.
There are 48 people running for me&dee this year. Amongst them will be local Debbie Prince. Debbie ran the first ever Mablethorpe marathon in 2006 and will be doing her last ever marathon this year; the perfect tribute to both the Mablethorpe Marathon and me&dee’s centenary year. Believe it or not, local Gaz Brown will also be running the second half of Debbie’s marathon with a bin weighing 48lb strapped to his back; just one of the many amazing sights you’ll see on the day!
For more information – www.mariahansonfoundation.org.uk
Info: Gaz isn’t a local, he is from the midlands and in case needed, he is ex decorated military and an Daz’s Den charity champion (the two vans are called me&dee’s den for the families and Daz’s Den for the military)
FREE Car Parking at Queens Park South
Special message for those of you that need to leave early after your run.
By kind permission of East Lindsey District Council those of you wishing to park off site can use Queens Park South car park Free of charge.
This is the nearest car park to our start & finish area and you should allow around 5 minutes to walk it once you have your bearings.
To get to it please follow the signs we provide as the normal signs for “Queens Park Car Park” will take you to Queens Park North car park and this will be subject to the normal Sunday charges.
The entrance you require is off Queens Park Close for which the post code is LN12 2AS. There is no access off The Boulevard.
Gaz Brown to run the Half Marathon with a Wheelie Bin on his back
Gaz Brown who is doing the half marathon with a wheelie bin on his back weighing 48lb for the Me & Dee Charity.
The Friendly One is now a Bigger One!!!
The Mablethorpe Marathon Foundation is celebrating its 10th Anniversary event on Sunday the 2nd October 2016. In that time we are proud of the achievements we have attained.
We are a community run event, entirely organised, managed and marshalled by volunteers.
We are the only full marathon in Lincolnshire approved by UKA.
We were awarded The BARR Gold Standard for outstanding race management.
Numerous Guinness World Records have been broken on our course for both full and half marathon distances.
We are proud of the many runners who completed their 100th marathon with us.
We are proud of each and every one of the numerous PB’s that our runners have achieved.
We celebrate and applaud each and every runner who battle to cross the full and half marathon finish line – every one a winner in our eyes.
We are proud of our terrific team of volunteer marshals who earned our reputation ‘The Friendly One‘, by their unstinting dedication.
We know that marathon and half marathon runners are a rare breed of hero, many of us will never achieve that sense of elation and pride that you feel when you cross the line and collect your medal.
We can’t give people the ability to run further but we can give people a race that everyone can run or walk but above all enjoy!!
We are hugely excited to announce that in celebration of our 10th anniversary year we will now be adding a 5k event over a short part of our course to give less experienced runners a taste of the excitement.
Registrations for the 5k will officially be open on 1st May 2016 and all details will be published on Facebook, Twitter and our website.
We hope this is a way to extend even further our vast family of friends and supporters.
Please share this with your friends, family, running clubs and park run friends.
Come and join us on 2nd October 2016 for The Mablethorpe Marathon, Half Marathon and 10th anniversary 5k – BE PART OF THE FUN AT THE FRIENDLY ONE!!
The Maria Hanson Foundation to be Mablethorpe Marathon Second Charity Partner
After a meeting of the two organisations, Mablethorpe Marathon Foundation are pleased to announce that they have secured a second charitable in The Maria Hanson Foundation.
With both organisations going into their 10th anniversary years it promises to be a very special time for us both. It is also a very good fit with our current charity partner the Royal British Legion because The Maria Hanson Foundation operates one charity under the names of Me & Dee and Daz’s Den. They provide holidays for those with life limiting conditions and for physically and emotionally injured service men and women and they have holiday caravans on the Haven Golden Sands holiday centre in Mablethorpe who also are one of our business sponsors.
Tenth Mablethorpe Marathon Registrations
Entries Now Open
The Mablethorpe Marathon full course is 26.2 miles and has been accurately measured and certified by the association of UK course measure’s. The Mablethorpe Half Marathon course is 13.1 miles. Both the full and half marathon will get underway from Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College (formerly Tennyson High School), Seaholme Rd, Mablethorpe LN12 2DF at 9.30am on Sunday 2nd October 2016.
To register online click HERE. Alternatively, download the application form HERE and submit your entry by post. Click here for full Terms and Conditions
Closing date for entries to have your race pack delivered, and for any cancellations or deferments is Friday 9th September 2016. All entries to be received by Friday 23rd September – Strictly NO entries will be accepted after this date or on the day of the race.
On The Day
If you are due a Race Pack and you have not received it then you will need to ask for a ‘spare’ pack on your arrival at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College. Please report to the Registrations area in the Main School Hall were you’ll be issued with a new timing chip and number.
Those who registered since Sunday 21 September, you will need to collect your Race Pack from the Registrations area.
If you have a Race Pack (Chip and Number) then you don’t need to register. We’ll know your here when the race starts. Just do whatever you do pre-race and be ready for the Start at 9.30am.
You may download a copy of the 2014 Runner’s Booklet by clicking HERE. It contains all that you need to know.
If you have any queries please contact us.