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Slow Marathon 2019

Sat/Sun 20/21 April, Huntly Town Square

Annual 42k/26mls walking event

The Slow Marathon 2019 will walk the local poem 'The Ba'Hill, the Battlehill, the Clashmach and the Bin, they all form a circle and Hunty lies within'. It is a circle of varied terrain - including woodland, farmland, hills, and along the river Deveron - starting and finishing in Huntly.  Sat 20 April, 4pm, Huntly Hotel (tbc)  Discussion: Walking, Poetry and the Commons; followed by registration Sat 21 April, 6.45pm, Huntly Square  Slow Marathon 42k walk   Slow Marathon Weekend Tickets Super Early Bird £15 (until 31 December) Early Bird: £20 (until 15 February) Regular tickets: £30 Student/full-time artists: £15 (please provide evidence) Before booking please make sure you read our walking guide. BOOK HERE 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. FAQs What does the booking fee entail? This year we do not have a bus, hence the ticket is cheaper than in other years. The fee entails a route map and a buffet at the end. It may also contain surprise snacks and entertainment on the way.  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? 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 (01466 794949) 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 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 the Saturday night 4pm 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. 

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