ABP Southampton have announced the new route for this year’s Southampton Marathon event. Organisers & Southampton City Council wanted to allow better flow of traffic whilst also ensuring the route is still an exciting showcase of the city.
The event has grown a reputation for being one of the most inclusive and fun community highlights in the running calendar. It’s also one of the most varied, with routes passing through urban city landmarks, coastal views, and Southampton parks.
Since its early beginnings, the event has seen over 58,000 participants. It also has tallied up a grand total of approximately 750,000 miles covered across the ABP Marathon, Half Marathon, 10KRace and Fun Run. The event has raised over £2 million for local charities and over £1.3 million is brought into the city each year to help boost the local economy.