Our very popular evening series of events is back for 2018 with the first in the series, the Black Phoenix.
The Black Phoenix will be held on Saturday 9th June in the evening on the same day as our Explorer Marathon, so there is the opportunity to run two full marathons with us on the same day, or, after your marathon in the morning, come along and run a shorter distance in the evening and get one our awesome Black Phoenix medals. The atmosphere at our evening runs is really lovely.
The run is one of our 6 hour timed events, with a marathon specific option, where you choose from 5km to ultra marathon, you can complete as many, or as few, laps as you like of a 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the beautiful river Thames. We welcome all abilities of runner – complete one lap and you’re both a finisher and a winner in our eyes, or keep going and see how far you can get in the full 6 hour time limit and everyone gets the fabulous bespoke finishers’ medal.
Running will start at 4.30pm and there is the potential to finish at dusk or in the dark depending on how quickly and how far you run.
There will, of course, be the awesome glow in the dark bling and the medal will form part of a set of three, so why not collect them all – Black Phoenix, Dark Phoenix and Night Phoenix. These medals are always a massive hit.
Don’t forget – you must use a head torch if running after 8.30pm. We highly advise that all runners bring a head torch, even if you expect to be finished before this time.
There is a 6 hour cut off, so ideally all runners will be finished by 10.30pm.
Places will be strictly limited so don’t leave it too late to enter.
Registration opens from 3.30pm
This event is fully sanctioned by the 100 Marathon Club.
The course has no elevation gain / loss overall, making this a flat and fast route.
|Summary||6 Hour Timed Event | Flat | Trail|
|Event Location||Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre, Waterside Drive, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 2JG|
|Route Map (click to enlarge)|