North Norfolk roads gear up for first full road race

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Date published: 27th April 2022

With less than a month to go, nearly 1,000 runners are well into their training to compete in the Mammoth Marathon – North Norfolk’s first major road race in almost 30 years.

On Sunday, May 15, the race will begin in Sea Palling, where full marathon participants will start their 26.2 mile run, passing through coastal towns and villages along the route. For half-marathon runners, the starting line will be Mundesley, with both distances crossing the finishing line at Sheringham High School.

Important Safety Information:

The council has made arrangements for the safe running of the race through temporary road closures and signage. Over the coming weeks, 230 traffic advisory signs for local traffic will be put in place along the route, advising drivers of the disruption while the open road race takes place.

Working with Norfolk County Council’s Highways Department and TMO Highways Traffic Management Company, there will be areas along the route where traffic is managed, keeping runners safe and allowing traffic to pass on a stop/go basis.

It is expected that there will be disruption along the route on Sunday, so please do re-consider directions and take alternate routes throughout the duration of the race.

There will be a small number of road closures at specific times in Mundesley and Sea Palling. Find out which roads will be affected here.

Race Day Information:

Advice for runners, spectators and the wider community can be found on the Mammoth Marathon webpage – Home | Mammoth Marathon (north-norfolk.gov.uk.

This webpage includes route maps, timings, car parking, bus transfer information, suggested viewing points and more.

We are advising people to make themselves aware of this information prior to race day to help minimise any disruption.

Cllr. Virginia Gay, portfolio holder for Leisure, Wellbeing and Culture said:

“This brilliant road race – the first in Norfolk for a very long time – will be run alongside our Deep History Coast on May 15th.

After two long years and two delays, this is truly something to look forward to. At North Norfolk District Council, we wish all our intrepid competitors good luck.”

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