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Swaledale Marathon

The annual Swaledale Marathon passes through some of Swaledale's finest scenery. The 24 mile course is a fell run / challenge walk event - competitors must navigate themselves and complete the course within 10 hours. It has been organised by Swaledale Outdoor Club since 1979.

The Swaledale Marathon is very popular and entries go fast. The 2024 event will take place on Saturday 8th June. Entries will open on Saturday 6th January at 07:00. We are using the SI Entries online entry system again and the event will appear on their event list a few days before it goes live. If you're not already registered with SI Entries, you can do this in advance at any time.

The 42nd Swaledale Marathon was on Saturday 10th June 2023. 419 participants completed the route. Conditions underfoot were very dry after a prolonged spell with no rain. The temperature was in the mid-twenties with little breeze, making it one of the toughest marathons in recent years.

The prize winners were as follows.

Marathon Salver fastest man Keith Wigley 03:01
2nd man Jake Stephenson 03:07
3rd man Jamie Rutherford 03:24
Marathon Rosebowl fastest lady Emily Cowper-Coles 03:27
2nd lady Susie Stephen 04:00
3rd lady Kelly Gaughan 04:00
Ray Stevenson Shield fastest veteran man Matthew Hayes 03:40
Marathon Vase fastest veteran lady Susie Stephen 04:00
Vic Harrison Trophy first SOC man Ross Bell 03:57
Vic Harrison Trophy first SOC lady Vanessa Cutter 04:43
Stuart Pailor Shield first over 60 man Joseph Hartley 04:21
Lesley Pailor Shield first over 60 lady Val Clarke 04:55
Marathon Mens Team Trophy Swaledale Runners Keith Wigley / Tim Grimwood / Josh Westwood / Neil Bowmer  
Marathon Ladies Team Trophy Swaledale Runners Jess Young / Abbie Hull / Zoe Mason / Rachael Ridley  

Full results are available in our results section.

The 2024 Swaledale Marathon will be on Saturday 8th June.