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Sunday 29th September 2024

Entries Open
Saturday 1st June 2024 at 09:00
Entries Close
Friday 13th September 2024 at 23:00
16 Miles: Walkers Only; 16 Miles: Fast Walkers/ Joggers/ Runners; 25 mile: Walkers Only; 25 mile: Fast Walkers/ Joggers/ Runners
Entries So Far
67 Participants
Entry Fees
LDWA Member   £10.00   
Non Member   £15.00   
The Organiser - Duncan Macgregor

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LDWA Members have preferential entry initially, entries will open to all at 10am 20th August.

Event rules and conditions of entry:
Please ensure that you have read these which are available on the Marlow Donkey Information Page on the Thames Valley LDWA website, prior to entering the event. Assistance dogs only with insurance. Entrants under 18 must have written consent from an adult and be accompanied by them. 

The aim is to complete, on foot, a route of either 16 or 25 miles within  maximum time periods of 8 or 9.5 hours respectively. 

Thames Valley will provide drinks and snacks at the start, at an outward checkpoint, and a simple meal at the finish. The food provided cannot be guaranteed free from contamination with allergens. This is not because of carelessness on the organiser’s part but because of the practicality of taking over a kitchen within a short time scale.

Timed certificates will be sent by e-mail to all finishers who request them on registration.

Start From:
Start and finish is at Liston Hall (Marlow Community Association), Marlow, Bucks GR SU850867. What3words : backyards.madder.scope

Start Time:
There is no mass start. You may start anytime between 08:15 and 09:30. 

Finish Time:
All entrants to finish by 18:00 pm; the 8 mile checkpoint will have cut off times included in the route description  if later than this, you must return on the 16 mile route.

Entry Fee:
LDWA Members (entry from 1 June), 16 or 25 mile  route - £10.00.
Non LDWA Members (entry from 20 Aug) , 16 or 25 mile route - £15.00.
No entries on the day, no refunds

Entry Limit
150, No postal or entries on the day.

Car parking for entrants is available nearby in the town’s car parks.  One of these, in Liston Rd, is opposite the hall (and Lidl). There is another 100m away at Dean St. Both currently (as at Jan 2024) charge £1.10 per day on Sunday. 
We encourage travel by train or bus. Buses from wycombe or Reading). Marlow Train Station is about 10 mins walk. Please check train times. At the time of writing the first train arrives at 08:50: if this is delayed or for the Reading bus we will make allowance for you. The walk DOES NOT start at the Marlow Donkey pub next to the station.

It is required that each entrant carry a minimum of the following equipment:

  • A personal drinking container (at least 1 litre recommended, more if weather is expected to be hot)
  • Plastic mug for drinks at checkpoints (none will be provided)
  • Paper copy of the Route Description
  • Mobile Phone, preferably with spare battery pack
  • Whistle
  • Basic First Aid kit including blister plasters
  • Suitable footwear in good condition
  • Waterproofs,
  • Compass (Magnetic, GPS or Smartphone, providing fully charged batteries)
  • Map(s) as specified below:
    OS Landranger 175 (Reading and Windsor) 1:50,000
    OR OS Explorer 171 (Chiltern Hills West) 1:25,000 and Explorer 172 (Chiltern Hills East) 1:25,000
    OR Computer-generated versions of these maps printed in colour at a scale of not less than 1:50,000 which must be within a waterproof covering and at least two kilometres either side of the route
    OR Map(s) in electronic format (GPS) with an adequate power supply. 

In addition your clothing, both worn and carried, should be suitable taking into account the prevailing weather conditions and the forecast for the day.  

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Event Location
Liston Hall (Marlow Community Association), Chapel Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1DD