Slow Marathon 2018
Sat 21 - Sun 22 April
Walking Without Walls: Dufftown to Huntly
Please note: Although originally scheduled for 21 April, the Slow Marathon walk itself will now take place on 22 April. This is due to routing circumstances outside of Deveron Projects' control.
The route this year starts near Dufftown along the River Isla back to Huntly.
Sat 21 April, 4-6pm, meet Scout Hall, 5 Princes Street: Pathmakers' Gathering talks and discussion
Sat 21 April, 6-7pm, Scout Hall: Mandatory registration for all walkers
Sun 22 April, 6.45am, meet Huntly Square: Slow Marathon 2018
23 April - 27 May, Walking without Walls exhibition: Rachel Ashton/May Murad Ethical Gift Shop, Duke St
Before booking please download and read the info pack. Make sure you read our walking guide.
Slow Marathon Weekend Ticket £35; £25 (early bird until 15 February)
Student Slow Marathon Weekend: £15
Slow Marathon 2018 sees a collaboration 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 find ways how we can collaborate artistically and socially despite restrictive political situations.
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.
See our Training Sessions page for full details.
See photos from the day 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 Slow Marathon day.
Do I have to come on the Saturday night 6pm for registration?
Yes, please. You must register on Saturday night, when we will tell you about the route, all safety measurements and hand out the maps. It is not possible to register on Sunday morning or before Saturday 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.