The Berkeley Marathons

1 September 2023 - 3 September 2023
Berkeley, England, UK (England)
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209 KM
1693526400
60 Runners
Difficulty:    beginner
ENTRY FEE:    90 GBP

The Berkeley Marathons
This is a new race but from the idea planted by Lazarus Lake at a chance meeting at the 2019 UK National Running show.

The race will have many of the same challenges as the Barkley Marathons but also some brand-new ones. The main challenge won’t be the terrain, it will be the time as this race has a 24hr cut off!!!

We want to challenge and inspire every type of runner and not just the elite as we believe that everyone has it in them to achieve great things and that needs to be celebrated. This race is about pushing the boundaries of what you the individual believe is possible, so you might not believe you will finish but! how far can you go?

The race format
130miles (ish)

5 laps to complete

3 lap fun run

Self-navigated route

Challenging checkpoints (yes, the book will be there but can you get to it?)

24 hours cut off

You must have at least 1 crew member with a vehicle and driving licence in case you need retrieving from the course. Camping for you and 1 crew member is included in the entry fee. No on course assistance from crew members is allowed. Additional crew members are permitted to provide assisance to runners in camp; additional crew members will be required to pay camping fees of £5 per night.

Please follow us on social media for further updates. The website will be live in September 2021 for entries.

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Global - Virtual

Elevation

A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for

For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Elevation

An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for

Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Brutal

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

Suitable for

Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

Suitable for

Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Advanced

Elevation

Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

Elevation

Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

Elevation

Very little change < 500 metres

Suitable for

First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.