06 Jun 2021
Friendly and scenic marathon on quiet country roads in Perthshire, Scotland - run by runners, for runners
Sunday 6th June 2021 • Start Time 09.00 am
Organised by Strathearn Harriers under UK Athletics rules
Scottishathletics permit event
Update 22nd April
- Based on guidance from Scottish Athletics, we're now confident that the race can go ahead unless there is a significant unexpected change in circumstances.
- Covid regulations and guidelines mean that the format of this year's race will be different from and more limited than that of previous years.
- If it becomes clear that the race cannot go ahead, entry fees will be refunded.
- We have offered most of the race places we expect to have available, but we have left the waiting list open because we expect to be able to make a small number of further places available if people withdraw or drop out.
RACE ENTRY, PAYMENT AND COVID
If you deferred your entry to the cancelled 2020 race
- You have automatically been given a confirmed place in the 2021 race, and your name is on the Entry Central listing of race entries.
- Any payment you made in 2020 for t-shirt or hoodie has been transferred to the 2021 race.
- If the 2021 race also cannot take place, you will again be offered a full refund.
If you do not have a deferred entry from 2020
- We have accepted new entries for the 2021 race subject to approval, up to an initial reduced overall limit. This is because it is not currently possible to know whether Government and Scottish Athletics regulations and guidance will allow the race to take place on 6th June 2021.
- If you now apply online for a place, you will be asked to provide relevant personal information and put on a waiting list. No payment will be taken.
- You will be sent a confirmation email for your application.
- If the race goes ahead, applications up to the initial overall race limit of 150 places will be given priority.
- If it proves possible to hold the race with more than 150 runners, we'll invite people on the waiting list to choose whether or not they still wish to take part, and if so to make payment.
- If it becomes clear that the race cannot go ahead, all applications and waiting list places will simply be withdrawn with no payment having been made. You will be sent an email to confirm that.
- We are not taking orders for race t-shirts or hoodies, as we plan to handle these in 2021 separately from race entry.
- For a range of practical reasons, we anticipate that a decision on whether the 2021 race can go ahead will be taken no later than early April.
The Strathearn Marathon takes place in beautiful Perthshire, and has built a reputation as one of Scotland's friendliest marathons, as evidenced by the feedback we got from previous races. The race is organised by Strathearn Harriers, who are also responsible for the popular and very successful Crieff 10k and Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay. The marathon route follows predominantly quiet B roads in Strathearn, starting and finishing at the Cultybraggan Camp just outside Comrie, with about 1500 feet of ascent.
A map of the route is viewable on this page below or can be downloaded from the race website at http://www.strathearnharriers.org.uk/our-races/strathearn-marathon/route-map
Before entering, please note the race entry terms and conditions shown on the event website.
For the 2021 race the base entry price is £24 (£22 for members of Scottish Athletics) but race t-shirts are not included because we plan to have a separate process for race clothing orders in 2021.
The race takes place on public roads which are not closed to traffic, which means that under UKA Rules runners are not allowed to wear "in-ear" headphones or similar devices. Runners who choose to wear such headphones are not covered by race insurance. We therefore strongly recommend that you comply with this UKA rule, which has been introduced primarily on safety grounds, but if you do choose to wear headphones we ask you to keep the sound level low enough to hear marshals' instructions and to remove them when approaching road junctions.
Runners may enter the race in Male, Female or Non-binary categories, but no prizes will be awarded for the Non-binary category or any age sub-categories within it, and only Male and Female categories will be captured in results used for Scottish Athletics ranking purposes.
Gender neutral toilets will be available, in the form of portable toilets, but we are not able to offer gender neutral changing or showering facilities.
Please also note that the reduction to entry fees of £2 per head is only available to people who are members of Scottish Athletics. This is because Scottish Athletics require us to pay a £2 levy for all other runners regardless of membership of any other athletics federation.
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge
Dates and Status
Total Places: 91
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