Run an international marathon on Guernsey, voted number one of Britain’s greatest islands. The course starts and finishes on the waterfront in the heart of St. Peter Port and has been officially accredited by UK Athletics to be exactly 26 miles and 385 yards.
It will take you through all of the island’s 10 parishes, past fisherman's cottages and sandy beaches, along flower-lined roads and lanes, and through valleys shaded by lofty beeches. For over 18 miles you will see stunning panoramic views of the coastline, which will make it a personal best of marathons for runners.
Conditions for marathon running are ideal. The Guernsey climate is influenced by the prevailing south westerly winds of the Gulf Stream. The average temperatures for August are around 14–18°C.
Guernsey – an amazing blend of ancient and modern, English and French, frenetic and calm. From tourism to horticulture and now finance, Guernsey’s main industries have changed over the years, but the island itself has remained just as beautiful and exciting – renowned for its laid back atmosphere and balmy summer days.
Take a few days break and relax after the big race. There’s a wealth of history to visit, golden sandy beaches, picturesque coves and harbours. In St. Peter Port there's a mouth-watering array of restaurants, cafes and bistros and a unique shopping experience with tax-free prices.
For more information and to enter, visit the Guernsey Marathon website.