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Runners at the Maravan

Vigilantes Maravan books its pitch for November

Vigilantes Maravan Running Festival ready to go in November.

The Maravan Festival of Running is packed and ready to go in November and welcomes you to join them for two days of marathons in a safe and friendly environment. The current situation notwithstanding, this is an ideal opportunity to return to racing.

This year sees the seventh outing for The Maravan, a two-day festival of running in Cleethorpes that has become an important fixture in North Lincolnshire. Scheduled for 21-22 November, organisers Vigilantes Running are hoping it will go ahead as per government guidelines and provide something to look forward to in autumn when the days turn cooler and the nights start to draw in. 

The small, yet perfectly formed event, includes a 7 lap marathon on quiet almost deserted roads around Thorpe Park Holiday Park, held on Saturday (21 November) and Sunday (22 November). Runners have the choice of doing one or both or the Cleethorpes Maravan Double – and they count towards membership of the 100 Marathon Club. More than a few runners have completed and celebrated their 100th marathon at this event. 

There is also a 4-berth relay on Saturday, geared towards those not ready for the full marathon and restricted to 20 teams. These teams of four people run two laps around the caravan park and there is a trophy for the winning team. Expect a lively atmosphere with plenty of support and this takes place alongside the marathon.

Sunday also sees a half marathon where runners complete four, slightly shorter laps around the Caravan Park. Entry is limited to 25 participants only.

There is a generous feed station accessible to runners in all events and everyone will be presented with a bespoke ‘Maravan’ medal. Participants in the half and full marathon will also receive a goody bag.  

Race director Darren Rowe is looking forward to November but if the coronavirus crisis forces a cancellation he will offer a virtual run or a free deferral to 2021.

For more information, visit the Vigilantes Running website.

Image courtesy Colin Wright

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