Eden Marathon and Half Marathon
The annual Eden Marathon and Half Marathon returns on Sunday 15 October 2017, with a unique route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes.
- 1. Adam Holland, Notfast RC
- 2. Oliver Jones, East Cornwall Harriers
- 3. Neil Everett, Team Bath AC
- 1. Emma Murray, St Austell Running Club
- 2. Jodie-May Gauld, St Austell Running Club
- 3. Harriet Ibbett
- 1. Peter Le Grice, Mounts Bay Harriers
- 2. Tom Carthey, Falmouth RRC
- 3. Peter Sowerby, Truro RC
- 1. Lesley Locks, Hart Road Runners
- 2. Rachel Bunting
- 3. Alexandra Payton, St Austell Running Club
Visit the RunPix website for a graphical display of your race day achievement. Simply enter your bib number or surname and choose either Marathon or Half Marathon on the drop down and you'll be able to see your average speed and compare yourself with others.
- 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.
- 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.
Want to see a taster of the course? There’s a great little video of the Half-Marathon shared by one of the 2016 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.