Virtual Marathon Weekend – Loddon & Chedgrave, and Lowestoft

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Loddon & Chedgrave ½ Marathon Saturday 19th September 2020

7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast fuel available at The White Horse, Chedgrave

Leg 1 – Distance 5.4 miles

Start anytime from 7:30am at The White Horse, Chedgrave*

Finish at Loddon Staithe car park (‘Leg 2’). 

Leg 2 – Distance 1.5 miles 

Starts between 9:30am – 11:30am at the Loddon Staithe car park, opposite Rosy Lee’s Tea Room for refreshments & public toilets.

  • 3 Million Steps Pop-Up Charity Shop* and see if you can grab a bargain!

Finish at the Loddon Co-op (‘Leg 3’)

Leg 3 – Distance 5.0 miles  (the Loddon Loop)

Starts between 10am – 11:30am at the Loddon Co-op

  • Spot 3 Million Steps’ table* 
  • Look around the Lions Charity Gazebo (in the car park between 9:30am – 12pm) They’ve been great supporters of us and continue to support people around our community. 
  • Find out more from the Lions about the 1/2 marathon happening the next day (Sunday 20th September) in Lowestoft that turns the Loddon 1/2 marathon into a full marathon distance!

Finish back at the Loddon Co-op (‘Leg 4’)

Leg 4 – Distance 1.4 miles

Start between 10:30am – 11:30am 3 Million Steps’ table* outside the Loddon Co-op

Finishing 12pm onwards at The White Horse, Chedgrave!

Local adventure business, Find Your Adventure, will be about and Chiltern Music Therapy charity to talk about how they can widen your local experiences.

Whilst we would like you to join us for some or all of the event, due to social distancing please feel free to start some or all of the legs whenever you want and complete them at your own pace.

*Please could all participants register at one of these locations for any of the 1/2 marathon legs in order for us to ‘Track & Trace’ if the necessity arises and to confirm the understanding that 3 Million Steps and any other voluntary parties involved over the weekend do not hold any liability for any injury, illness or loss during participation. Hand sanitiser will be available at each station.

Please be aware that some of the legs are walked on public roads and there will be no safety cover or Marshall’s provided by the organisers for any of the sections and you participate at your own risk. We suggest voluntary participants look at the Highwaycode for walkers to ensure a fun and safe day for all.

Taking a selfie and tag 3 Million Steps, “share us, like us and do all that good social media stuff” 😉 to spread Brain Injury awareness and NOT COVID -19. Recieve 50p off every item of 3 Million Steps merchandise with your social media page ‘like’ or ‘follow’ (key rings, dvd, t-shirts)

Stay happy and healthy!

Lowestoft ½ Marathon Sunday 20th September 2020

Remember it’s ‘Your Day Sunday’ so choose when, where and your distance to complete on the day in awareness of Brain Injury Recovery. Here is what we plan to do for our 1/2 marathon walking challenge starting and finishing at The Thatch Restaurant & Coffee House, Cliff Road (approximately 7:30am-1pm)

Leg 1 – Distance 3.6 miles (the Thatch Loop)

We are starting at 7:30am from The Thatch Restaurant & Coffee House heading south along the sea front before turning right inland to Pakefield MacDonalds to turn around.

Finish back at The Thatch Restaurant & Coffee House ETA 8:50am (‘Leg 2’). 

Leg 2 – Distance 1.9 miles 

Head north to Lowestoft’s South Pier, down the Pier and back to cross the Bascule Bridge, Lowestoft, and follow the sea wall to Ness Point (‘Leg 3’) ETA 9:40am

Leg 3 – Distance 2.5 miles 

From Ness Point continue along the sea wall, passing Birds Eye, and continue to the end by the car park.  Walking up the hill (Links Road) and then turning right onto Corton Road to The White Horse Inn, Corton. ETA 10:45am (‘Leg 4’)

Leg 4 – Distance 1 mile (the Corton Pub loop)

At around 10:45am we’ll be looping around Corton heading along the cliff top for 1/2 mile out then turning around and finishing back at The White Horse Inn. (‘Leg 5’)

Leg 5 – Distance 2 miles

Heading back south to Martello’s Cafe, Sparrows Nest (‘Leg 6’)ETA 12 noon

Leg 6 – Distance 2.2 miles

From Martello’s Cafe, Sparrows Nest we will continue south inland through Lowestoft Triangle, through the town centre and back over the Bascule bridge. We will head back to the promenade to finish at The Thatch Restaurant & Coffee House for a nice cuppa ETA 1pm

At The Finish

3 Million Steps will have a table outside The Thatch Restaurant & Coffee House with certificate for any participants who completed any distance from the day (Just show us a selfie of you on route and post it on Social media tagging @3_million_steps), more information about who we are, what we do and any will be donations gratefully received and accepted for our Brain Injury Recovery charity.

3 Million Steps Brain Injury Recovery Charity. Registered CIO in England & Wales 1180230.

Many thanks and we look forward to a fun and safe day for everyone!

Donations or sponsorship for this fundraiser will be gratefully received. Donate on the ‘events’ page or sponsorship forms for your own efforts can be downloaded from:

Many thanks and we look forward to a fun and safe day for everyone!

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