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We partner one of the nation’s first marathons post-lockdown

20 May 2021

We are leading the way by partnering one of the first full marathons in the UK since the pandemic lockdown restrictions lifted.

The event on Sunday 23 May is organised by Sublime Racing with Kidney Research UK as proud charity partner. Our head office is based close to the marathon starting point at popular Peterborough country park, Ferry Meadows.

Peterborough Marathon 2021

Race director, Martin Jennings, said: “We really are delighted to be welcoming runners back to the marathon distance. None of this would be possible without the support of our race maker volunteers, our sponsors and race partners. Being one of the few Spring marathons taking place in 2021 means we have picked up extra runners as a result.”

Around 830 runners are expected on the day, who have pre-registered via the organisers website. Sublime Racing Ltd Enervit Peterborough Marathon

The race weaves a course around Ferry Meadows, along the riverbank to the Bronze age Flag Fen excavation site, then back through the city, returning to the city's country park.

The 26.2-mile marathon was meant to take place at the end of March 2020 but owing to Covid, it was put on hold.

The 26.2-mile marathon was meant to take place at the end of March 2020 but owing to Covid, it was put on hold. A series of date changes followed, until organisers felt confident to fix a final date for Sunday 23 May.

Marc Shaw, head of events and community fund raising at Kidney Research UK, said: “This is one of the first full marathons since the pandemic struck and we are really proud to be a charity partner for it. Most importantly, we are excited to see runners get back into their running gear to support charities close to their heart.

“Sporting events like this are an essential element of fundraising for organisations like Kidney Research UK and there is a real buzz among competitors to finally be able to get involved."

“The Peterborough Enervit Marathon feels like an important and positive milestone after a long lockdown. We have worked closely with the marathon organisers as charity partners to make this really special for our runners. There are the relevant restrictions in place to keep everyone safe, and we know it’s going to be a great day. Good luck and thank you to all our runners!"

The first full marathon to begin after lockdown takes place at Windemere in the Lake District on Sunday 23 at 8am, making Peterborough the second marathon in the country, with a start time of 45 minutes later at 8.45am.

Marc Shaw

Peterborough Enervit Marathon rules include no congratulatory hugging or high fiving and no spectators. Runners must wear masks to the race area which can be removed when they are started individually at two second intervals. They are asked to keep two metres apart and overtake at a safe distance.

To find out about all of the exciting events you can get involved in follow the link.

Peterborough Enervit Marathon 2021
Peterborough Enervit Marathon medals

If you have a question or would like to chat about one of our events, the team here at Kidney Research UK are happy to help. Please get in touch.

0300 303 1100

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