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45th Punchbowl Marathon


- 9th February 2014 -

Marshals Walk* - Sunday 26th Jan 2014 - see Walks Programme for details



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please note there is no waiting list for this event 

CP3 - The Moat

Event Details

The Punchbowl Marathon is a challenge walk (or run) on the footpaths and bridleways of Surrey. Two routes are offered, 20 & 30 miles. Both routes pass around the scenic Devil's Punchbowl. Start times, 0730 for walkers and 0830 for runners, joggers and fast walkers. All to finish by 1800. 

Runners should note that this event is not a race and does not follow a marked route. It is a cross country event open to walkers, runners & joggers in which you need to follow a detailed route description. If you happen to go wrong then you might well need map-reading skills to get yourself back on route.

The event, which normally takes place on the second Sunday in February, can be subject to the vagaries of winter weather. Should the need arise then any changes to the event will be posted on this site and emailed to the email address given during the on-line entry process.

Checkpoints There are 3 checkpoints along the route (2 on the 20 route) providing drinks and light refreshments - sandwiches, fruit & rice, biscuits, tea & squash - and a friendly welcome!!
Requirements Map 1:50000 Landranger 186 or 1:25000 Explorer 133 & 145, compass, map case & whistle, hat & gloves, waterproofs, good torch for 5pm+ finishers, warm clothing, money for bus in case of retirement.


Chichester Hall, Witley SU948394

*** Tues 4th Feb - Chichester Hall have advised us that due to recent flood damage the showers at the hall are out of action. ***


Please park on the verge NOT in Chichester Hall car park - follow directions of parking marshals. DO NOT obstruct pavements, driveways, gateways or junctions - doing so is likely to jeopardize the future of the event and may lead to a parking ticket. (Note that this year there is unfortunately no addition parking in King Edward School.) PLEASE PARK CONSIDERATELY.

Floor space in the hall from 2000 Saturday - £5.00 - paid for on arrival.


Is devised by Dave Challenger. A detailed route description (20 & 30 combined) can be downloaded here. Please ensure that you print off a copy of the route description and bring it to the event (copies are not available at registration)The 2014 route is reversed from previous years with additional route changes - so please don't rely on your memory! Also please note that due to the recent heavy rains and the forecast for more to come, underfoot conditions are very wet. In particularly on the 30M route, flooding maybe encountered in the Elstead area. A road alternative to the river bank along the Wey at Elstead is included in the route description. Should flooding be encountered you MUST take this road alternative.

Results & Certificate Certificate, either on the day, by post or by email to all who complete their chosen distance. Results will be emailed and posted on this website.

Entry is on-line only and opens in November with an event limit of 330. Positively no entries on the day. Entry fee for LDWA members (Individual and Family only) is £6* and for non-members £22**. Minimum age of entry is 18yrs. This event is now full but you can view the start list here.

*Please note: LDWA membership details will be verified.

**Why not join the LDWA (£13 for a year) and enter this and all LDWA events at member rates. As a member you will also receive a copy of our Strider publication plus many other benefits.

You are reminded of the 'no substitutions' rule. If your name does not appear on the entry list (see above) then you are not elligible to take part. 

Conditions of Entry By entering the event you agree to the conditions of entry.
Organiser The Punchbowl Marathon is organised by Jackie Barker and Ted Swift on behalf of the Surrey Group.
*Marshals Walk The Marshals Walk is only open to those who have volunteered to help on the event itself or to those contributing in some other significant way. Certificates are awarded to those successfully completing the Marshals Walk. So if you are unable to do the actual event but would like to help and thus be eligible to do the Marshals Walk please contact the event organiser. The date of the Marshals Walk will appear under 'Walks Programme' at the head of this page.