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THE ISLAND MARATHON
INTERSTELLAR EDITION

Interstellar
/ˌɪntəˈstɛlə/
adjective
  1. occurring or situated between stars.
    "interstellar travel"

"Ground control to major loons..."

Originally called ‘Pendinas’, which means ‘fortified headland’, The Island in St Ives is not really an island at all, but a small, grassy peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. It was once a promontory fort with a protective ditch and rampart.


On The Island stands the Chapel of St Nicholas, one of many in Cornwall dedicated to seafarers, dates back to the fifteenth century. The chapel, which also commands exceptional views across the bay, was used by Preventative Men in the days of smuggling.


A fire, called a 'pharos', used be lit at night on The Island to warn ships of danger and guide them safely to the harbour. In spite of this, disaster was commonplace and the remains of one wreck, the SS Alba, are still visible at low tide, along with the remains of an artillery battery next to the watchtower. 


There will be no fires in July 2020. Only a halo of headtorches shimmering around this landmark on St Ives Bay, glowing miles out to toward coastline and ocean .


After the success of 2019's daytime outing, it's now your chance to run this marathon around one of West Cornwall's most iconic sites in the dark, beneath the moon and stars for the very first time in this unique "interstellar" edition! The mission lifts off at Midnight on Friday 10th July 2020 going into the next day (Saturday), and if the weather is permitting then we will see the moon give way to the sun upon finishing this looped adventure. 

One small race for man, one giant adventure for the dizzy!

*NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL ISLAND. IT IS THE NAME OF AN OUTCROP BETWEEN TWO BEACHES*

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT GPS IS NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE ON MULTI-LAPPED EVENTS. OUR TIMEKEEPER'S WORD IS FINAL NO MATTER THE DISTANCE SHOWING ON WATCHES ETC.

*50 RUNNER LIMIT* 

REGISTRATION: 10pm - 11:30pm (FRI 1OTH JULY 2020)
(THE SURFHOUSE, THE ISLAND, ST IVES, CORNWALL, TR26 1SY)

START: MIDNIGHT (FROM THE RACE BASE AT THE SURFHOUSE)
6 HOUR CUT OFF (6AM SAT 11TH JULY 2020)

HEAD TORCH MINIMUM 200 LUMENS & BACK LIGHT (LED FLASH/E-LITE) MANDATORY AND WILL BE CHECKED AT REGISTRATION

HEAD TORCH/NIGHT RUNNING EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

EVENT INCLUDES

*TRAFFIC FREE RUNNING* (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS)
*AWARDS FOR 1ST, 2ND , 3RD MALE AND FEMALE*
*BESPOKE MEMENTOS* #BYSVYKENUNIQUESTYLE
*MEDICAL COVER*
*HOT/COLD FOOD FOR ALL FINISHERS*
*SPOT PRIZES*
*MANUALLY TIMED AND LAP COUNTED BY EXPERIENCED CREW*
*YOUR CHANCE TO BE THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE TO EVER OFFICIALLY RUN A MARATHON UPON THE ISLAND IN ST IVES IN THE DARK*
*BREATHTAKING VIEWS*
*LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT*

THIS EVENT IS CUPLESS

*NO HEADPHONES*
*NO DOGS*
*AGE LIMIT 21+*

Directions 

THE ISLAND, ST IVES

GPS DATA (20/3/19)

2019 VIDEO

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HELD UNDER THE RULES OF THE ASSOCIATION OF RUNNING CLUBS