Sun 30 Jun 2024 Wigton, Cumbria, UK

Solway Coast Marathon

Possibly the flattest marathon in the country. A flat, fast, officially measured, PB course on quiet country roads through pretty local villages.

  • Sun 30 Jun 2024
White Heather Hotel, Wigton




Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running


Looking for a new PB? You're in the right place.

The looped routes start and finish at The White Heather Hotel and are on flat, quiet, country roads. The 5-mile course takes you through Kirkbride, Newton Arlosh and back past the start where family and friends can cheer you on and give encouragement.


  • Officially measured course
  • Flat, fast; great for a new PB
  • Solway Coast AONB
  • Country roads and villages
  • Chip timed with aid stations
  • Prize presentations

This event is part of Sport in Action Festival of Running.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers



  • 07:15-08:40 | Registration
  • 08:45 | Race briefing
  • 09:00 | Race start

Half marathon

  • 08:00-09:10 | Registration
  • 09:15 | Race briefing
  • 09:30 | Race start


  • 08:30-09:40 | Registration
  • 09:45 | Race day briefing
  • 10:00 | Race start


The courses are not suitable for wheelchairs.

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Free parking
  • Toilets

Event HQ

White Heather Hotel


Ample parking available at the hotel.

Solway Coast AONB

The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was designated in December 1964 in recognition of the quality of its landscape and its significant historic and scientific interest. It stretches from Rockcliffe in the North to Maryport in the South, covering about 115 square kilometers of the Solway Plain. The primary purpose of this designation is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area.


Light refreshment such as tea, coffee etc. will also be supplied by the hotel at a small charge. 

  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Multiple laps
  • No headphones
  • PB
  • Single start
  • Water stations


  • Is this the flattest marathon course in the UK?
  • Do you know a flatter marathon in the UK?
  • Total Climb only 79mtrs
  • Highest climb 11mtr gain over 0.4 of a mile
  • This course has been officially measured


The route starts and finishes at The White Heather Hotel. This course is best described as one of the flattest marathon courses in the UK and is a must for anyone looking for a PB.

The roads are quiet country roads and very flat. The course takes you on a 5 mile loop through Kirkbride, Newton Arlosh and back past the start where family and friends will be able to cheer you on and give the encouragement for 21 miles to come.

The course then heads back out through Kirkbride and on to the Solway Coast taking in Glasson, Port Carlisle, Bowness on Solway, Cardurnock, Anthorn, Longcroft then back to Newton Arlosh and on to the finish at The White Heather Hotel.


Taking in the area of outstanding natural beauty.

Aid stations

The aid stations and toilets will be positioned at approx. 5.5, 8, 13.4, 17.8, 22.4 miles and will supply water, coke and electrolyte in cups. Miles 8 and 17.8 will have bottled water to carry, please discard at the next aid station. Miles 13.4 and 22.4 will also be a special needs stations where you can leave any special requirements i.e. clothing, nutrition etc. These must be clearly mark with name and race number, anything left at these stations will be returned to the race HQ. 

  • Chip timing
  • Medal

Prize presentation

The Prizes for the 1st 2nd and 3rd Male and Female finishers will take place approx. 5 minutes after the 3rd Male/Female crosses the finish line. The remaining age group prizes will be paid via BACS payment within 7 days.


1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female. Age Groups – These prizes will be awarded as follows Male or Female age groups with less than 17 competitors 1st Place only, Male or Female age groups with 18 or more competitors 1st and 2nd place and Male or Female age groups with 28 or competitors 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded.

  • Age 18 & over
  • 200 places
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online

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  • #2 of 3
White Heather Hotel, Wigton

Half marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • #3 of 3
White Heather Hotel, Wigton




Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running