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Observer columnist Lucy Siegle on running the Eden Half-Marathon on Sunday

October 18, 2013
Author: Tom

Until recently the thought of running outside for pleasure or any other reason was a complete anathema to me. I preferred a prohibitively expensive exercise routine, where I’d fork out a great deal of money to join a fitness club, guilt-trip myself into going twice a month (thus wasting a great deal of money) and [...]

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Surfers Not Street Children visit Eden Project

July 12, 2013
Author: Hannah

We got to meet some incredible surfers here last week; a group of former street children from Durban, South Africa, who’ve turned their lives around through the high adrenaline sport. The three young men have been touring the UK – and surfing our waves – to raise awareness of the advocacy group Surfers Not Street [...]

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Pedal down to our big bike bash on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May)

April 26, 2013
Author: Tom

We’re inviting cyclists on bikes of all shapes and sizes to pedal through our iconic site for the first time, this Bank Holiday Monday (6 May 2013). You can arrive at any time in the morning, but to be part of the guided Tour d’Eden, please get to the  the Visitor Centre (Eden’s main entrance building) at [...]

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Live updates from the Olympic Torch Relay at Eden

May 19, 2012
Author: Tom

Click ‘refresh’ to check for the latest updates on this page. Get involved on Twitter – tag your tweets #DayOne2012 7.01pm Check out our video of the Flame going up in the balloon: 6.25pm Amazing shots of an amazing day. Thanks to everyone who came – please share your experiences of the day with us [...]

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Ben Fogle to carry Olympic Flame at Eden on Saturday

May 15, 2012
Author: Tom

Presenter, writer and adventurer Ben Fogle will be carrying the Olympic Flame in our helium-filled balloon in our Rainforest Biome on Saturday 19 May. He is one of thousands of torch-bearers who will carry the Flame on its journey around the UK, starting at Land’s End on the morning of 19 May, travelling through Cornwall [...]

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Course record broken at Eden Project Marathon today

October 9, 2011
Author: Hannah

Pete Roper of Poole Athletics Club won the Eden Project Marathon today and broke the course record he set in 2009 with a time of two hours 43 minutes and 12 seconds! Pete, 46, came in ahead of Oliver Gibson, 32, of Newquay Road Runners, who is the course record-holder for the Eden Half Marathon [...]

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Last chance to register for Eden Marathon this October

August 30, 2011
Author: Hannah

There’s just over a month to go until the 2011 Eden Project Marathon, which winds its way through the surrounding dramatic Cornish landscape on Sunday 9 October. Places are still available for the race, which is highly rated by Runner’s World magazine. If you’re not up for the full 26 miles, you could go for [...]

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Seeking football talent for Homeless World Cup Trials

February 16, 2011
Author: Hannah

Talented homeless footballers from the South West could be making their way to Paris for the Homeless World Cup this summer, if they make it through tomorrow’s trials. The open trials in Exeter (Thursday 17 February 2011) are supported by Great Grass, a collaboration to bring positive changes to people’s lives through football, and which [...]

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Limber up for the Eden Marathon this year

January 3, 2011
Author: Hannah

While you’re making new year’s resolutions, how about one to run the Eden Marathon this October? We’re organising a full and half marathon on Sunday 9th October 2011 that takes in Eden and the dramatic countryside surrounding us. You can register your interest now while there’s plenty of time to get fit for the day. Still [...]

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Run around the world in a Sport Relief Mile at the Eden Project

March 18, 2010
Author: Ben

Eden will be staging a Sport Relief Mile sponsored run this Sunday (March 21). Eden will be hosting one, three and six mile runs, all of which take routes “around the world” through the mild Cornish outdoors, to the warm, sunny Mediterranean Biome and the hot and humid Rainforest Biome. All the runs start at [...]

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