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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).

Training Tips

Here we're going look at a few tips about injury prevention in the hope that you'll remain injury free and ready for Race Day.

Nutrition Tips

It can be helpful to keep a record of your food intake alongside your training record it may identify trends that work well for you.

Stretching Tips

A regular regime of stretching before and after running will not only help you avoid injury and unnecessary pain, but will help you to feel relaxed.

Mobility Exercises

Mobility will give you more range of movement, increase the flexibility of joints and muscles and enable you to develop a fluent and relaxed running style.

About Marathon

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.

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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.

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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

Community support for any marathon is crucial for the event to run smoothly.

Half

Marathon

The PoleToPoleRun marathon offers both full and half marathons. Both marathons require an entry fee but the full marathon is a little more costly.

Marathon

Weekend

Throughout the weekend of the Marathon there are numerous events to keep all of the visiting participants and their families and guests on their toes.

Health &

Fitness

The health and fitness expo that takes place on the Friday before the marathon is located in Atlanta. At this expo each participant will receive their goodie bag.

Our Other Trainers

It is very important that you learn to warm up correctly and slowly. This happens only when you have expert guidance. Let’s have a look into

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As a runner it is useful to cross train, which is to do a mixture of different activities not just running. This is especially important if you are new to sport as too much of one activity can cause repetitive strain injuries and, until the body is strong and well conditioned, repetition of only one kind of exercise should be avoided.
Felix Wilkinson
Cross Training
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A good sports massage once every couple of weeks during your preparation stages for the half marathon will also be very beneficial, but do make sure you check out the qualifications of the practitioner! A good sports massage eases out the toxins from your muscles and aids/speeds up recovery from training.
Bryanna Luis
Sports Massage
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Training on cement or tarmac is harder on the body than running on grass, sand or a treadmill. Please be careful not to do all of your running on these hard surfaces as although you get a sense of running faster on roads it does create more strain on your joints , so try to mix up your training and run mainly on softer surfaces when you can.
Garland Bruen
Expert Guide

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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