Vigilantes Cleethorpes Maravan
20 November 2021
Low key, lapped marathon on the quiet, flat roads of an out of season holiday park, with a well-stocked aid station. Bespoke medal and goody bag to all finishers.
How do I get there? Thorpe Park is situated in Humberston, at the eastern end of Cleethorpes. Brown signs bring you into Cleethorpes from elsewhere. Follow Signs for “Pleasure Island”. There is plenty of free parking on the caravan park. Cleethorpes has a railway station, although no trains will arrive in time for the race start on Sunday. From near the station, buses numbers 5 and 9 run to North Sea Lane, close to the race start. Can I stay on the park? Sadly not. The reason that we have access to the whole site at this time of year is because holiday lets are no longer permitted, and the touring site is closed. You may be lucky and find someone who owns a caravan and has not yet got it ready for the winter who might be able to rent it to you, but we don’t know of any. Many people stay at the Premier Inn in Cleethorpes which is the closest hotel to the park, although by its nature the area is awash with hotel options to suit most budgets. When do I get my race number? You’ll pick this up on race day morning from the race HQ by the touring site reception, or from the Brewer’s Fayre down the road the night before if you fancy stopping by. Are there time limits? There is an officially declared time limit of 6 hours, as time is restricted by the hours of daylight. It is not a hard cut-off, but we don’t want you having to do lots of laps in the dark. Sunset in 2019 was 3:57, and by 4:30 it was starting to get too dark to see properly. If you’re likely to be out on your last lap beyond 4pm, speak to us the night before the event and we can make arrangements.
What’s in it for me? Apart from the joy of completing a marathon, you mean? You will receive each day… 1) A custom designed finisher’s medal. 2) Feeding station every 3.7 miles, approximately, with water and nibbles, cola, crisps, nuts, cake and more – including Darren’s wife’s now-famous brownie, much of which will be vegan, for all our plant-based friends. All served with a smile by the wonderful Norma. 3) A stick of rock or other seaside confection.