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Surrey Bacchus Marathon 2021
September 12 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm BST
Celebrate fancy wine, fancy dress, and plenty of running in this event at Denbies Wine Estate. With a hog-roast, wine at drinks stations, and stunning routes along the way, this is so much more than just a race. Enjoy live music, great food, and a fantastic atmosphere at the Surrey Bacchus Marathon.
This undulating, multi-terrain course takes place within and around the stunning Denbies Wine Estate. All routes offer beautiful views over the Mole Valley, Ranmore Common and the North Downs, and runners are welcome to run as quickly as possible or take their time and enjoy the wine sampling stations on the route.
The drinks stations are what separates this event from all the others. Not just any old drinks stations, the last 2 along the route serve wine and food and soft drinks, and with marathon runners completing 2 laps, that means double the wine. After the race, enjoy the hog roast, where the party carries on well into the evening.
A completely traffic-free course, all routes start and finish by the main building at Denbies, and there’s only one crossing of a major road which marshals will direct.
Half Marathon runners will complete 1 lap and Marathon runners 2 laps.
Logistics and schedule
08:15 Registration opens
09:30 Marathon starts
09:45 1st Half Marathon wave starts
10:00 2nd Half Marathon wave starts
10:15 3rd Half Marathon wave starts
10:30 4th Half Marathon wave starts
10:45 5th Half Marathon wave starts
11:00 1st 10k wave starts
11:15 2nd 10k wave starts
It is recommended you arrive at least an hour before your start time to give you time to collect your number in the morning.
Registration will be open from 8:15 am on race day, where runners can collect their race numbers.
Registration will take place in the large marquee next to the main building of Denbies, which will also be the site of the Hog Roast after the event.
There are 5 waves of Half Marathon start times of 400 runners each. Waves will start at 9:45 am in 15-minute increments all the way until 10:45 am. A preferred start wave will be chosen by runners when registering for the event.
The 10k has two waves starting at 11 am and 11:15 am.
There are a strict 2 hours 50-minute cut-off time for the first lap of the Marathon, and all runners must be able to run a 5 hr 30 mins time. Any runners unable to complete the first lap in this time will be asked to stop and given a Half Marathon finisher’s medal.
Most participants show up in a fancy dress to participate in this fun and friendly event, so don your best clothes and enjoy the live music and entertainment around the course.
T-shirts are included in the price of entry for Marathon and Half Marathon runners but not 10k runners. Marathon and Half Marathon runners will have a t-shirt token printed on their numbers to exchange for their t-shirt after crossing the finish line.
T-shirts are available in 6 sizes and have the following size chest equivalents.
XS (34″ and below)
XXL (44″ and above)
Entry to the estate is free of charge, and there will be plenty of parking available for spectators, so definitely come along and support your friends and family, all while enjoying the grounds.
How to get there
Denbies Wine Estate, London Rd, Dorking RH5 6AA, UK
There will be free parking at the event site available for runners situated within the Vineyard grounds. Marshals will be onsite to direct cars and any cars parked that block exists or entry routes will be towed.
Please follow and listen to the marshal’s instructions as there is plenty of parking at the event site.
We’re always looking for volunteers to help make these events epic!
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