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After 32 years of successful events organised by runners for runners at an affordable price, we regret that the 2013 event was the last to be organised by the current committee.

A three-in-one event like the Moray Marathons takes a lot of organising over the preceding year by a committee of volunteers.

We get a lot of help on the day but without a strong committee it is not possible to ensure a successful event.

We have tried for several years to attract new members to the committee including, recently, a mailshot to all local clubs and an article in the local press. Despite this we have failed to recruit sufficient numbers to keep the committee up to strength. As a result we are forced to end the Moray Marathons.

The committee wishes to thank the Sponsors, The Macallan for their 32 years of great support as well as Moray Council, former committee members and their families, all those who have marshalled & manned watering stations, helped lay out & clear up the course, recorded times & finishers, collated results, handed out medals & prizes, made sandwiches, erected scaffolding, stored, maintained and delivered signs and other paraphernalia. and a host of other jobs.

We would also to thank Gordonstoun School for allowing us to start the half Marathon in their grounds; all those who donated cups and prizes; Sandy Mellis for his P.A services, the T.A. and RAF for the loan of tents, Elgin Library for the use of their premises, Alan Milne Motors, Elgin for the loan of lead cars, providers of first aid cover, amateur radio groups for assistance with communication and many many others who have helped make this a great community event and especially all the runners and their supporters who have come back year after year from all over the world to compete and enjoy.

Finally, thanks go to our secretaries who, down the years, have been the heart of our efforts and without whom the events could not have taken place.

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Should any group wish to continue with all or part of the Moray Marathons, the committee would be willing to discuss assisting them. Please contact us via the address given at the foot of this page.


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News : History : Start Times : Entries : Fees : Safety : Prizes : Contact

The 32nd Moray Marathon was run in cool windy conditions which tested the record entry. Once again we had fantastic community support with registration & timekeping, marshalling, manning water stations, erecting scaffolding and laying out the course; providing First Aid (Outfit Moray), catering (Forres Bluefins), radio communications (Inverness Radio Volunteers), tents (T.A.) juice & bananas (Tesco) and many more.

Thanks also go to the Chief Executive of Moray Council for presenting the prizes and his enthusiastic support of the event..

Again we thank The Macallan for being our main sponsor and prize donor; 32 years with the same sponsor must be some kind of record.

We have received many emails and calls in in praise of the event and the warm welcome and support runners received from spectators and helpers round the course.

Provisional Results of the 2013 events This year we are providing them by individual race.

Half Marathon results updated 17/09/2013; Marathon results updated 28/09/2013.

Click a link to download (Excel format) Marathon : Half Marathon : 10K  

PDF Format (may display better on iPad) Marathon : Half Marathon : 10k

Photographs: Go to Keith Hayllar Photography and select the event.


News

 

History
The first Moray Marathon was held in 1982 and since then it has developed into a 3 in 1 running event incorporating the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Road Races through the picturesque landscape of Moray.

All 3 races follow the same clockwise circuit with the Marathon starting in the Cooper Park, Elgin, Half Marathon in the spectacular grounds of Gordonstoun School, Duffus and the 10K in the outskirts of Lossiemouth. The finishing line for each is the Cooper Park, Elgin with the 13th century Elgin Cathedral forming a dramatic backdrop.

Moray contains a great diversity of landscapes which include sandy and rocky shores, rivers, lochs and mountains. Most of these aspects have been incorporated into the Moray Marathons and 10K routes by taking runners on tarred roads, passing through woodlands, coastal areas, towns and villages. The physical nature of these routes with the relatively mild and dry climate of Moray makes them both interesting and enjoyable to all competitors and spectators.


The Marathon starts in The Cooper Park, Elgin at 9:30am.
 

The Half Marathon starts at 11:00am at Gordonstoun School; buses leave Elgin town hall at 9:45am.

The 10K also starts at 11:00am At Lossiemouth; buses leave Elgin town hall for the start at 10:15am.

On-course support cannot be guaranteed after 2.30pm. Click here for further instructions.

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Please note that there will be no entries on the day and runners will not be able to change events on race day.

This is to help with planning the event and to reduce pressure on volunteer helpers on the morning of the races.

Enter by either downloading an entry form and posting it with your entry fee to the address at the foot of the page

or

by clicking on the Entry Central Logo at top left.

Entry Fees

No increase on 2012 entry fees.

'The Moray Marathon' is a very efficient event, organised entirely by volunteers and not paid staff so we are able to keep our entry fees well below many others without reducing the quality of the experience for runners.

Marathon and Half Marathon: 18 (20 non-SAL Registered)

10K: 13 (15 non-SAL Registered)

Safety Note

The Moray Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K events are restricted to runners only. The present courses are unsuitable for wheelchair athletes but the committee would welcome input from any suitably experienced group who wish to discuss organising an event for disabled competitors.

Prizes

Extensive prize list, One prize per winner, Commemorative Medal and others to be decided.  Food and refreshments.

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Moray Marathon Committee,
Elgin Community Centre,
Trinity Road,
Elgin
IV30 1UE

Email nicky.nash@moray.gov.uk
Web www.moraymarathon.com
Tel 01343 543736
Fax 01343 550543


 

    The Committee is indebted to   The MACALLAN for their generous and unfailing sponsorship of the Moray Marathon since its inception in 1982.

Click here to visit The MACALLAN website.