Norfolk Mammoth Marathon 2020 route revealed

The map for the north Norfolk Mammoth Marathon, which is due to take place on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

The map for the north Norfolk Mammoth Marathon, which is due to take place on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Picture: NNDC/Deep History Coast - Credit: Archant

The route for the inaugural north Norfolk 'Mammoth Marathon' will pass by sights including a reborn pub, a lighthouse, a historic pier and a golf course.

The 26.2-mile race to take place on Sunday, May 17, 2020, and will go from Sea Palling to Sheringham High School.

The route first heads inland to the Ingham Swan pub, which reopened in March after rebuilding following a devastating fire.

Runners will then head to Happisburgh to pass by the red-and-white banded lighthouse, before taking in Walcott, Bacton Paston, Mundesley and Northrepps, then onto the 1901-built pier at Cromer and onto Sheringham.

There will also be a half-marathon starting in Mundesley.

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North Norfolk District Council is organising the marathon as part of its Deep History Coast project, and the event is supported by the North Norfolk Beach Runners.

Sarah Bütikofer, council leader, said: "This event promises to be fantastic, not just for those taking part, who will be able to enjoy our award-winning coastline and countryside here in North Norfolk, but also for the local businesses who can look forward to lots of new visitors to the area during the weekend of the event."

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The event's name plays on the region's prehistoric heritage, which was once a stomping ground for species including the southern mammoth.

Registrations have not yet opened.

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