Bacchus Marathon and Half Marathon

A celebration of English wine, fancy dress ... and running 

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 events and epitomise the spirit of the event. 

You will be able to sample six fabulous English wines along the course - twelve if you are running the marathon - with food and soft drinks to accompany them. 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 2700 entries and always sells out so don't wait too long to enter.