This is new for 2017 and is being planned as one of the flattest and quickest marathons in the UK. The race starts by the famous Giant Axe site which is just a short walk from the the Historic Lancaster Castle. The race itself will finish inside the Castle. Pre race registration and the presentations will actually be inside a real Castle Prison wing within the grounds! The route will be rural taking in the Luneside countryside and will be relatively flat so suitable for new runners and pb hunters! The Lancaster Marathon aims to be a friendly race organised by runners who are dedicated to delivering a superb event for every type of runner as well as supporting local charities. It is an ideal race if you want to try an alternative to a big city marathon. For those considering running with us for the first time, we promise a warm welcome and a race with fantastic support. It is however a tough distance and despite some breath taking views along the Lune Valley we recommend some serious training beforehand. But…..this race has a tough final 1/4 mile finish! All marathon finishers will receive a special medal and t shirt.