Slow Marathon 2018
Sat 21 - Sun 22 April
Walking Without Walls route
Slow Marathon - co-concepted with Ethiopian artist Mihret Kebede in 2012 - is our annual walking event. Celebrating the human pace, it is both an endurance event as well as a poetic act that brings together friendship, physical activity and an appreciation of our varied landscape.
Slow Marathon 2018 sees a collaborative Slow Marathon between artists May Murad from Gaza and Rachel Ashton from Huntly. Inspired by the botanical collections of pacifist Rosa Luxemburg, the artists are mapping out their routes by drawing inspiration from the wild plants they find in their respective places. Through the Walking Without Walls partnership Rachel and May will be discovering how we can collaborate artistically and socially despite restrictive political situations.
The route will this year start near Dufftown and lead back to Huntly.
Fri 20 April, 7pm: Gordon Arms Hotel, The Square, Huntly: registration and explanation of route
Sat 21 April, 6.45am: meet Huntly Square
Sun 22 April, 11am: Pathmaker's Gathering
Before booking please download and read the info pack. Make sure you read our walking guide.
Slow Marathon Weekend Ticket £35; £25 (early bird till 15 February)
Student Slow Marathon Weekend: £15
Tickets will be on sale from 1 January 2018 / BOOK HERE
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Please enter your age in the booking form. If you are under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult.
What are my transport options getting to Huntly?
A bus will take you to the starting point of the route. There are bus and train connections from Aberdeen and Inverness to Huntly.
What should I bring to the event? What happens if I am injured or tired and can not finish the full stretch of the 26 mile route?
Please make sure you bring all the things listed in the information pack.
If you feel you have to finish earlier, you can call a taxi to pick you up. In the case of an accident you need to call emergency
services. However, you must call our office to make sure that we de-register you.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? How can I update my registration details?
Keep an eye on our facebook and website for updates. If you have a question or want to update your details, give us a ring on: 01466 794494.
Can I start en route, or be picked up by the bus on another point on the route?
Sorry, we can only accept walkers who start in Huntly Square at 6.45am on the Saturday 21 April.
Do I have to come on the Friday night 7pm for registration?
Yes, please. You must register on friday night, when we will tell you about the route, all safety measurements and hand out the maps. It is not possible to register on Saturday morning or before friday night.
Can my ticket be refunded?
Sorry, we have kept the fee as low as we can. Hence we can not accommodate refunds.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No, the person registered is the person entered in the Slow Marathon.
Can I bring a dog?
Sorry, this is lambing time and lots of lifestock on the route.