Mormons are Christians (the full name is
'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints') and like many Christians we like to keep the Sabbath day (Sunday) holy by not participating in sports and athletics. So, because it is held on a Sunday, the London Marathon is out for us, which is why we host our own events. See the finishing times for the 2015 Selsdon 'Half' (our 6th event) completed on 21st March 2015.
The 2016 event is on SATURDAY 19TH MARCH 2016.
So, if you’re a frustrated non-Sunday runner who would nevertheless like to be involved in a marathon (or at least a half one), or you want to use the Selsdon Half in your training programme for the London Marathon or if you just like running (16 and over only) then please come along and join us.
All are welcome to register (£20 fee), however, please note that this is not an officially measured or timed UK Athletics recognised event.
Any queries, please email:
19th March 2016
The half marathon (13.1 miles) will start from and finish at the Church meetinghouse (Selsdon Ward) just outside Croydon in Surrey, located at 2-4 Selsdon Park Road, Selsdon, CR2 8JA. (Corner of Ashen Vale and Selsdon Park Road). The route, through some of the beautiful Surrey countryside, is hilly and undulating.
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