YOUR GUIDE TO THIS YEAR’S MARATHON MARCH ROUTE
The Marathon March is back on the 14th October, which means there’s another 26.2-mile route ready for Marchers.
2023 marks our seventh Marathon March and since then, Palace fans just like you have helped us raise over half a million pounds to help support our work with youngsters in and around SE25. The Marathon March is a great way to help south London, but it’s also an impressive personal challenge to complete and a great excuse to chat Palace with fellow fans all day.
Here are some of the spots Marchers will pass along the way this time around.
KNOW YOUR ELEVATION
Marchers this year can expect a maximum elevation of 104m, compared to 116m last year, a total climb of 202m, a 30m decrease from 2022, and a total decent of 200m, 26m fewer than last year.
STARTING POINT – HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Although the Marathon March takes a new route each year, one thing that remains the same is the start point, which is our home, Selhurst Park.
Turn up, get your Palace-themed Marathon March t-shirt, some breakfast, a cup of tea, and set off bright and early with your fellow Marchers!
EZE DOES IT …
Those who took part last year will once again head towards Streatham Common, but this time in the first stretch of the march rather than the latter, because this year, we’re heading anti-clockwise! Take it easy, it’s only the start.
Marchers will pass around Grangewood Park and through Biggin Woods to reach Streatham Common, where shortly after, Marchers will have their first water stop before hitting a brand-new landmark, Tooting Bec Lido (which is still yet to open, so no chance of a dip!).
POWER THROUGH BATTERSEA
Still heading north, Marchers will pass THREE new landmarks: Clapham, Common and Battersea Power Station, before heading west nearby the River Thames.
LUNCH IS IN SIGHT
Marchers will be pleased to find out that it’s time to head back down south towards the lunch stop, but first, ramblers will pass through an extended version of the popular River Wandle Trail in Wandsworth before stopping off for some fuel.
WALK IT OFF
With full bellies, it’s time to take on the second half of the walk. Legs may be hurting by now, or for seasoned Marchers, this is only just the beginning. Walkers will continue south past Merton Abbey, and Beddington Park and will continue for a further four miles before heading east for the home stretch back through Croydon.
AYEW GONNA MAKE IT?
Of course you are. Marchers will recognise the landmarks on the home stretch as they pass the town centre and BOXPARK, before making their way back to our home, Selhurst Park.
IT’S PARTY TIME!
Marchers will collect their medals and can complete the walk with a lap of the pitch before hitting up one of our hospitality areas for the annual Marathon March Palace Party!
Rest those legs, get yourself some food and a drink on us, and…relax.
If you haven’t signed up yet, everything you need to know about doing so can be found here.