Surrey Bacchus Marathon & Half 2019

Surrey Bacchus Marathon & Half 2019

Information and registration

8 September 2019

Fabulous and fun are the two words that best sum up the Surrey Bacchus Marathon and Half-Marathon. Set in the stunning surroundings of Denbies Vineyard near Dorking the Bacchus has rapidly become a must-do event on the UK running calendar. Most of the field turn out in fancy dress, there are numerous bands playing around the course but it's the drinks station on route that separate Bacchus from other running races and epitomise the spirit of the event.

You will be able to sample six fabulous English wines, at five drinks stations along the course with two wines served at the last station, with food and soft drinks to accompany them. If you are running the marathon you go around twice which means 12 wines! There's more food and drink waiting for you at the finish at the post-race hog roast where the party carries on long into the evening. The field is limited to 2750 entries and always sells out so don't wait too long to enter.


Marathon runners complete two laps of the course. All marathon runners start in the first wave which goes off at 9.30am. Marathon runners will visit each drinks station twice and therefore will pass 10 stations throughout the marathon.

You need to be capable of running a five-hour marathon to consider entering the Bacchus Marathon. There is a strict half-way cut-off of 2 hours 30 minutes on the first lap for all marathon runners.

Any marathon runner who completes the first lap after this time will be asked to finish and will receive a half-marathon medal. We can not guarantee medical, marshal or drinks station support to any runners who continue on the course after this time.

Half Marathon

Half Marathon runners complete one lap of the course and will visit five drinks stations along the route, the last station is a double station serving two wines. There are five Half Marathon waves with a maximum of 500 runners in each, starting at 9.45am with subsequent waves leaving at 10am, 10.15am, 10.30am and 10.45am. Runners will be asked to select their preferred wave when they enter. Individual waves will be closed to new entrants when 500 runners have registered for it.

Bacchus 10K Run/Walk

After the success of the five-mile run/walk in 2018, we've decided to extend the distance slightly to add a more conventional 10K for 2019. The 10K is aimed at those who want to experience the spirit of Bacchus without the exertions or the half-marathon course.

The 10K starts at 11am and leaves from the same start, runs up through the vineyard and visits the first drinks station before returning to the finish. Entry to the 10K includes race timing, free post-race photographs and a ticket to the post race hog-roast but does not include the event T-shirt, which can be purchased for £10 in advance or £15 on the day. The 10K is aimed at primarily at adults but anyone under the age of 18 can take part. Those under 18 will receive a specially marked number and will be served soft drinks at the aid station and at the finish.

3k Fun Run

The final event of Bacchus is a 3k fun run aimed at children. It is untimed, free to enter and you will receive a medal at the finish. Anyone wishing to take part must still register in advance. It starts immediately after the 10k at 11am.

 Event information
08 September 2019
London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA
Denbies Wine Estate
Great Britain
See map below
Registration is closed
26 Miles
Starts at 09:30

Price per participant
Price £50.00 + fee
Fee: £3.00 per participant
13 Miles
Starts at 09:45

Price per participant
Price £50.00 + fee
Fee: £3.00 per participant
10 km
Starts at 11:00

Price per participant
Price £30.00 + fee
Fee: £3.00 per participant
3 km
Starts at 11:05

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Surrey Bacchus Marathon & Half 2019

  • London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA
  • Denbies Wine Estate
  • Great Britain