Eden Marathon and Half Marathon
- Sunday 16 October 2016
- Entry fees: Marathon: £30/£32; Half marathon: £25/£27
The Eden Marathon and Half Marathon will return on Sunday 16 October 2016, taking a unique route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes.
- Water stations every three miles and SIS isotonic drinks at miles 7 and 21
- Changing and storage facilities – no showers available
- Physiotherapists in attendance for post-race massage
- Chip timing
- Cash prizes for race winners and prizes for category winners.
- Themed medal, technical t-shirt and pasty for all race runners.
- Free entry to Eden for runners and accompanying family members and supporters on the day.
Runners must be aged at least 18 for the Marathon and 17 for the Half Marathon.
Please note: To comply with the new UKA regulations we do not permit the wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed) in the Eden Marathon and Half Marathon. Any runner reported wearing headphones during the race will be disqualified.
For the full UK Athletics Race Licence, see this PDF.
Race entry fees
- £30 Affiliated Runners
- £32 Unaffiliated Runners
- £25 Affiliated Runners
- £27 Unaffiliated Runners
Race Entry Fee includes free entry to Eden for all runners and accompanying family members and supporters on 16 October.
How to register
- Register for the 2016 Marathon or Half Marathon online here.
- See full terms and conditions for entering the Marathon and Half Marathon here (PDF).
Eden Marathon 2015
- Marc Smerdon
- Kevin Hawker
- Paul Maskell
- Isobel Wykes
- Emma Murray
- Jane Allison
- Paul Whear
- Nick Loewendahl
- James Dwyer
- Lesley Locks
- Jinny Jones
- Alexandra Payton
Analyse your race on Runpix
Visit the Runpix website for an eye-catching interactive analysis or in-depth graphical interpretation of your Half or Full Marathon achievement.
Created to be fun not technical, RunPix Results Display is an eye-catching interactive format that lets you scrutinize your achievement as never before. See your placing in gender and age divisions, pinpoint your location when others finished and spotlight the runners who challenged you during those final moments. And much more.
- Route map of the Marathon on the Good Run Guide website
- Route map of the Half Marathon on the Good Run Guide website
Talk to others on Facebook
Have a look at our Eden Marathon Facebook where you can chat to other runners.
Why we set this Marathon up
We created the course through Eden and Cornwall's dramatic Clay Country not only to offer a unique sporting experience for runners nationwide, but to showcase this unique region and draw visitors to the area. The idea came from a conversation with the local St Austell Running Club, whose commitment, enthusiasm and passion have been invaluable in putting on the event.
The Marathon is one example of the many ways the Eden Project acts as a catalyst for economic growth in the local region, alongside providing much-needed jobs and supporting businesses as part of its local sourcing policy. The world-famous Biomes, nestled into a worked-out china clay pit, have transformed a landscape where nothing grew into something quite beautiful and fertile. Over 10 million people have passed through the Eden gates since opening in 2001. So if we could build this place, surely together we can all take on even bigger challenges.