Sunday September 4th 2016
The Ouse Valley Way is a long distance path from Milton Keynes to Kings Lynn, following the River Great Ouse.
Within the old county of Huntingdonshire it is 26 miles long - just crying out for a marathon to be run along it!
The route is nearly all off road - just a section on road through St Ives and again through St Neots. Most of the route is along scenic paths, which take you through nature reserves, pastureland and woods. Some paths are tarmac or gravel, most are grassy (and if the rain has been heavy, could be muddy). As befitting a route near the Fens, it is flat - the total elevation gain is 264 feet!
This is the first year this marathon has been run, we plan it to be a small, friendly race - organised by runners for runners. There will be plenty of water stations with some added treats available, a bespoke medal and more treats at the finish.
The Ouse Valley Way Marathon is point to point, starting at Earith and finsihing at Eynesbury. The Race HQ will be at the finish and transport will be available to the start if required.
St Neots One Leisure, Barford Road, Eynesbury, PE19 2SR
The results will be on the race website soon after the race
Map of the route here