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209events | Race Organiser




United Kingdom


Race Organiser


Our running and fitness holidays, training camps and events come with a pedigree that we at 2:09 Events are very proud of.

The very name and symbol of the company, 2:09, is derived from the marathon time of Company Director and founder Mike Gratton who won the London Marathon with that time in 1983.

While 2:09 is no longer a time to win the London Marathon, it is still the standard below which runners are considered elite. For us, it is a trademark that motivates and inspires us to provide travel, camps and events of the highest level – events that we can be proud of.


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01252 373797


09 Events, Events House, 63 Osborne Road, Farnborough, Hants GU14 6AP




Way back in 1984, Mike ran his first training camps in the Algarve. More than 30 years on, the camps continue with a reputation of supplying high-level coaching to runners of all abilities, from beginners to Internationals, with a level of backup from Personal Trainers to Physical Therapists that many National squads would envy.

We organise several fabulous events in Cyprus, Bhutan and China, working alongside local companies. Our close working relationships with the Major Marathons stretches back to the 1985 New York City Marathon when we were invited in as an Official International Travel Partner (ITP), and now we are an official ITP of many of the Worlds leading events, including:

– TCS New York City Marathon
– Bank of America Chicago Marathon
– BMW Berlin Marathon
– Tokyo Marathon
– Boston Marathon
– Thunder Dragon Marathon, Bhutan
– Cyprus 4-Day Challenge
– Great Wall Marathon
– Swiss Alpine Marathon
– Polar Circle Marathon
– Bagan Temple Marathon
– Petra Marathon
– Dublin Marathon
– Comrades Marathon
– Two Oceans Marathon
2:09 Events is a member of the International Group of Running Tours specialists known as TOURS, which has members in countries around the World. This enables us to collaborate on travel arrangements with like-minded expert companies in many regions and discover what’s new in the World of running in each region.



– Marathon Organiser in the United Kingdom and Overseas