Have you ever thought about walking a marathon? In a recent poll 70% of walkers surveryed stated a desire to train for and participate in a marathon or distance walking event. 18% of those polled have previously walked in a marathon, and most of those would like to do it again some day. Maybe you want to, but don’t know where to start.
Join us and we will provide information to help you along the way.
How We Help You?
We give you expert advice and professional training for either of the two distances (Half Marathon and Team Relay Challenge).
The Marathon, as we know it today, commemorates the spirit and valour of the Greek soldier Pheidippides as he ran from a battlefield at Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C. Legend has it that Pheidippides delivered the momentous message “Niki!” (“victory”), then collapsed and died.
It was a fitting tribute to the legend of Pheidippides, when a 24.85-mile run was organised from Marathon Bridge to Olympic stadium in Athens in the first modern Olympics held in 1896. At the 1908 Olympic Games in London, the marathon distance was changed to 26 miles, the distance Windsor Castle to White City Stadium. The total distance was increased by an additional 385 yards so the marathon could finish in front of the royal family’s viewing box.
The PoLetOpoleRun marathon offers both full and half marathons. Both marathons require an entry fee but the full marathon is a little more costly. A half marathon is a running event that with a distance of about half of a full out marathon.
Most Popular Events
In the world of marathon races, PoLetOpoleRun is most popularly known for Half Marathon and Marathon Weekend.
A marathon and even a half marathon is a great form of exercise with half marathon being more popular. These events can leave one with an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment.
Throughout the weekend of the Poletopolerun Marathon there are numerous events to keep all of the visiting participants and their families and guests on their toes.
Community support for any marathon is crucial for the event to run smoothly.
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Latest Marathon News
You can find updated news from the community outreach teams in our blog section. This is to keep the community well informed.
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