Slow Marathon 2019
Sat 20 & Sun 21 April, Huntly Town Square
Our annual 42k / 26 miles walking event
'The Ba'Hill, the Battlehill, the Clashmach and the Bin, they all form a circle and Hunty lies within'.
The Slow Marathon 2019 will walk a route inspired by this local poem. It is a circle of beautiful and varied terrain - including woodland, farmland, hills, and the banks of the river Deveron - starting and finishing in Huntly.
Super Early Bird £15 (until 31 December)
Early Bird: £20 (until 15 February)
Regular tickets: £30 (after 15 February)
Student/full-time artists: £15 (please provide evidence)
All tickets include entry to both Saturday's discussion and registration event, and to Sunday's Slow Marathon.
About the Slow Marathon
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.
What does the booking fee entail?
This year's circular route does not require bus transport to its start, resulting in the ticket being cheaper than in other years. Your fee includes a route map and a buffet of delicious vegan food at the end. Surprise snacks and entertainment may also be incorporated on the route.
Is there 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?
There are bus and train connections to Huntly from Aberdeen and Inverness.
What should I bring to the event?
You will receive a detailed information pack, including route map, on registration from 4pm on Saturday. For a good idea of how to prepare ahead of time, and what to pack, please read our walking guide.
What happens if I am injured or tired and cannot finish the full stretch of the 26 mile route?
If you feel you have to finish earlier, you can call a taxi (01466 794949) to pick you up. In the case of an accident, you will need to call emergency services. In either event, you must also call our office to make sure that we de-register you and know that you are safe.
Where can I contact the organisers 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 Saturday at 4pm for registration?
Yes, please. You must register on Saturday evening, when we will tell you about the route, all safety measures 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, and are therefore unable to accommodate refunds.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No, the person registered must be the person who will walk the Slow Marathon.
Can I bring a dog?
Sorry, this is lambing time and our route will take us through farmers' fields; we cannot allow dogs to be walking near the livestock.