Romsey Relay Marathon 2022

Team Up For This Marathon Relay

Romsey Relay Marathon is more than the sum of its parts

The Barratt Homes Romsey Relay Marathon is back for its 9th year on Sunday 21 May 2023, with an early bird entry discount due to expire on Friday 31 March. Barratt Homes have been permanent sponsors of this race since 2013 when it started as a London 2012 Olympic legacy event in the beautiful setting of Broadlands Estate in the Test Valley district of Hampshire.

The Grade II listed Palladian-style mansion hosted the first three days of the honeymoon of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1947 and is now the private residence of the Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

There were 32 teams competing in that inaugural event in 2013 and there is now a 200-team limit with up to 10 runners per team. As well as up to 2,000 runners an equal number of spectators turn out to cheer on the competitors and enjoy the on-site BBQ by the Scouts; tea and coffee courtesy of the Girl Guides, and free children's activities including face painting and entertainers, making this a fabulous day out for the whole family.

Last year there were 112 complete teams finishing in 4:59:32 and the overall winners were Romsey Road Runners (2:29:00) who contribute heavily to the success of the day with their race promotion expertise on behalf of host organisers Rotary in Romsey.

Charity and fun are the hallmarks of this event as team members raise funds while running two laps of a 1.3-mile course before passing the baton to the next competitor. Last year over £100,000 was raised for more than 50 charities and good causes. It is estimated that since the Romsey Relay Marathon started more than 12,000 miles have been completed, the equivalent of running from Romsey to Adelaide!

Teams can be smaller than the maximum permitted 10 members but the full marathon distance (20 laps) must be completed and evenly divided between team members. The entry fee is £120, reduced to £100 if paid before 31 March 2023.
So grab your running mates and the Barratt Homes Romsey Relay Marathon is ready to be conquered, bit by bit!

Previous results at runABC South race listing here.

Image courtesy Romsey Relay Marathon on Facebook

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