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Slow Marathon

A 26 mile walk celebrating the human pace

Slow Marathon is Deveron Projects' annual 42km/26miles themed walking event, composed of a conceptually led walk, expanding upon a theme or an idea related to our curated programme, in effect taking it for a walk. It is followed by a day of talks, films, food and discussion, in relation to the chosen project. Celebrating the human pace, it is both an endurance event as well as a poetic act that brings together friendship, physical activity and the appreciation of our landscapes in their geo-political settings.

Slow Marathon began in 2012 in collaboration with Ethiopian artist Mihret Kebede who attempted to walk from her home in Addis/Ethiopia to Huntly. The Addis to Huntly and back walk, was abandoned as visa restrictions, border controls and deserts got in the way. Instead, Mihret decided to walk the total 5,850 miles distance with many people to reach the distance metaphorically. 

Check out previous Slow Marathon routes here:
Dufftown to Huntly: 2018 
Tillathrowie to Huntly: 2017  
Along the Deveron - with and against the flow: 2016 
Portsoy to Huntly: 2015 
Glenkindie to Huntly: 2014 
Cabrach to Huntly: 2013 
Around Huntly: 2012 I 2019