Time & Location:

Thames Side Brewery - Staines-Upon-Thames

Date: Sunday 4th October 2020

Start Times: From 7am to 10am - Rolling Starts with 8hr time limit in place


Entry fees: £36 (Unattached); £34.00 (Affiliated)

About The Event:

Come join us for the Nearly But Not London Marathon on 4th October 2020. This is a great event if you are in the London Marathon as you can run with us, receive a great event medal and use it as proof for your London Marathon Virtual Run!

With spaces being limited, we expect this event will sell out quickly. We also have our Coronavirus guarantee in place, which means should we be forced to cancel the event, for instance a local lock down, we will offer the following options for entrants:

  • Convert to a virtual run - the good old virtual run option would mean you could run one virtual marathon and get two medals!

  • Transfer to any other Saturn Running live event for free and receive your Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon medal at that event - if you have not run one of our events before, you should consider this option as our events are low key and allow you to run any distance you want in any time - a great option when you are in training too!

  • Receive a full refund, less PayPal / Stripe fees - please note these fees are approximately £2.50

How will it work?

The event is a marathon distance only, a departure from our normal format! We will be having rolling starts from 7am to 10am in order to best manage the number of runners on the course. The course will also be an 8.74 mile route, meaning three laps will be a marathon. About 1 week before the event or after we sell out of places, you will be able to choose your start time online. You will have the following options available:

  • Run In A Buddy Bubble Group: Run with up to 6 runners who you know and want to run the course with. If you leave the bubble you will need to run the rest of the event on your own and you will not be allowed to join other bubbles.

  • Run On Your Own Option or In Pairs: With this option, you will start with 5 other runners, but you are not in a designated bubble. This is great if you want to run in pairs or on your own. You can meet up with other runners and run with them on the course, but you will need to limit this to no more than 5 other runners.

We will have aid tables in place at approximately 4.4 miles, 5.9 miles, 7.0 miles and 8.74 miles. The first aid table at 4.4 miles will be water only, with 5.9 miles and 7.0 miles offering water, squash, fizzy drink and some sweets. The aid table at 8.74 miles will also have gels available too. Please note, we will have strict social distancing in place which may mean you will have to wait at the aid table.

We will have to strictly limit the number of entries.


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