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Slow Marathon 2017: Energised Landscape
Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 19:00 – Sat, 15 Apr 2017, 20:30 BST
Slow Marathon was a project instigated in 2012 by Ethiopian artist Mihret Kebede who wanted to walk from her home in Addis Ababa to her residency in Huntly. Environmental and political constraints made this plan impossible, therefore she set out to look for 225 people to jointly walk the 5850 miles from Addis to Scotland. The Slow Marathon is now an annual event.
This year's Slow Marathon 2017 we will be walking a route mapped by artist Andrea Geile as part of her Engergised Landscape project. Total 26 miles or 42 km.
The walk will come from the Correen Hills area in the South East of Huntly. You will be given the route and further instructions during registration on the Friday 14 April, 7pm, Gordon Arms Hotel, The Square, Huntly.
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.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Please enter your age in the form. If you are under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult.
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 from another place, or be picked up on another point on the route?
Sorry for safety reasons we can only accept walkers who join the walk in Huntly Square at 6.45am on the Saturday 15 April after they have registered on the 14 April.
What is the refund policy?
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. You can not sign up for other people.