Deep History Coast Towards Sheringham

the mammoth marathon on north norfolk's deep history coast - 17 may 2020

The Mammoth Marathon is Norfolk’s first full road race marathon since 1990. The marathon follows much of the Deep History Coast which is where the largest nearly complete mammoth skeleton known in Britain was discovered. The skeleton, dated as around 600,000 years old, is also the oldest found in the UK.

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The Mammoth Marathon Route. The marathon route starts in Sea Palling, going past Ingham and Lessingham before heading back to the coastline at Happisburgh. From here, the route will take runners to Walcott, and past Bacton to the lovely seaside resort of Mundesley. The route then follows the coastline along Trimingham, Overstrand, Cromer and West Runton before ending in Sheringham. Runners and spectators will be able to enjoy outstanding local landmarks along the way such as Happisburgh lighthouse, historic Cromer Pier, the site at West Runton where the steppe mammoth skeleton was discovered plus many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Mammoth Marathon Route

Race day. The race day is Sunday 17 May 2020 with all full marathon competitors setting off at 9.30am. There is also a half marathon race taking place on the same day, setting off from Mundesley at 9.30am and finishing at Sheringham High School. The race style allows for many easy access spectator areas so feel free to invite friends and family along to see the race and cheer runners on.

Both races are being organised by North Norfolk District Council in partnership with North Norfolk Beach Runners.

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