The ABP Southampton Marathon takes place on 26th Apri 2020 with 10,000 runners expected, including many from the Isle Of Wight with 100 runners already registered from the island.

In a bid to make it easier for runners from the Isle Of Wight to attend, ReesLeisure – the organisers of the ABP Southampton Marathon – have been in talks with Red Funnel to make the journey as seamless as possible.

The Full and Half marathons begin at 09:00 with the warmup beginning at 08:45 and the10k begins at 10:00. The ABP Southampton Marathon Race Village opens at 07:00 to get the buzz before the race begins.

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Runners are advised to travel on the 07:15 Red Jet service and then after a short walk should arrive at the race village shortly before 08:00. Runners that would like to experience a bit more of the pre-race vibes are advised to travel on the 06:00 vehicle service from East Cowes arriving in Town Quay Southampton at 07:00.

Race Director Chris Rees said:

“The Isle of Wight has many passionate runners and it is great that the Red Funnel services allow people from the Isle of Wight to take part, we look forward to seeing many Isle of Wight Runners on the 26th April”.

To find out more information and to sign up for the ABP Southampton Marathon visit To find out more information about Red Funnel Services on the day visit

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1 year ago

Try not being so selfish, as you will bring more CV here. Run around the Island if you have to feel the need to run to prove yourselves.

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