32nd Gatliff Marathon - 50 km

On the 19th Jan 1934, 24 members of the YHA met above Cox's Café, Croydon to form Croydon YHA Group. Herbert Gatliff was one of the founder members. The first Gatliff Marathon was organised in 1984 as part of Croydon Group's 50th anniversary celebrations. Hence the distance.

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ROUTE : The Gatliff has different routes each year through rural countryside using footpaths and tracks. There will be 50km, 35km and 20km options (31 miles, 22 miles and 12.5 miles) and a route description will be given to each entrant. The objective is to complete the distance within 10 hours.

CHECKPOINTS : There will be five checkpoints on the 50km, three on the 35km and one on the 20km. Drinks and biscuits will be provided at all of them with tea, soup, sandwiches etc at the lunch stop (50km & 35km only) and hot food at the finish.

CERTIFICATES AND RESULTS : Certificates will be awarded to those who have completed the full distance on foot, within the time limit, and have had their checkcard signed or punched at all the checkpoints on their route. A special certificate will be awarded to those who have successfully completed ten 50km Gatliff Marathons. 
Results can be ordered at Edenbridge.

BAGGAGE & CAR PARKING : Bags may be left at owners' risk in the Pavilion. Parking is in the public car park in Edenbridge (GR 445 463). This is a 5 minutes walk from the start. Please do not park in the residential streets near the start, as this will undoubtedly cause annoyance to the residents.

ENTRY & COST : Entry fees are £9.00 for the 50km route,£8.00 for the 35km route and £7.00 for the 20km route.

Completed entry forms should be sent to :

Tim Styles
78b Beddington Gardens

Event Location: Sports Association Pavilion, Coomb Field, Edenbridge