PHOENIX - 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks - MEDAL & CERTIFICATE

Online event entry - PHOENIX - 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks - MEDAL & CERTIFICATE

This is a medal order only and it is for those who have completed 52 marathons in a 52 week (or less) period of time.

Are you a Phoenix 52'er ...?

It's a fantastic milestone - 52 marathons in 52 weeks - and we think it should be celebrated with a suitably awesome medal so we've created the P52 - a two-tone gold and antique silver medal of epic proportions.

Please read the following FAQ's so you know how it all works

So how does it work?
Well, first you need to complete 52 marathons within a 52 week period - no small undertaking.

And how do I get one when I've done the running bit?
All you need to do is order your medal on our event entry system

You can do this in advance if you know your 52nd marathon in 52 weeks is coming up so that we can give it to you in time for that event, or just wait till you've done the 52.

We will be trying to avoid posting the medals out because A) they are too awesome to risk getting lost in the post and B) we unashamedly want you to come to a Phoenix event to pick it up or better still - complete your 52'd at a Phoenix event and we'll present you with the P52

Do I need to join anything or order it months in advance of when I actually want it?
No - order it online and if we see you the very next day we'll give it to you - simple.

Can I get one if I did my 52 in 52 a while ago?

Do I need to submit a list of my 52 marathons in 52 weeks?
Yes you do. Email you list to

Whilst we are not advocates of creating rules for the sake of rules, and then more rules to create exceptions to those rules, and then some extra rules to explain those rules, and then a couple more rules which even we don't understand, this is a serious undertaking and as such you have to do the running to get the bling...... Which, of course, leads onto the 64 million dollar question..... What counts as a marathon for P52 purposes and so what can I put on my 52 list?

Simple - we're using Marathon Club Ireland Rules.

We're going to keep this really simple and we're not going to try and reinvent the wheel, so we're using the MCI (Marathon Club Ireland) set of rules for what counts as a marathon. Why? Because we think they are the simplest, most rounded, most robust set of rules out there and at the end of the day they are centred around completing a 26.2 mile distance - the marathon!

For a full set of those rules - check out the MCI page and scroll down to point 11 (also included in full below);

In summary the key six point-rules are as follows:

* Distance - its 26.2 miles or greater folks and the competitor must have competed the whole distance advertised. * Normally 10 starters and 5 finishers and normally with results available. * Only official events / races count (not training runs) - see full rules for 'official' definition. * Road or trail (especially Thames towpath) - any numbers of each is fine or all of one and none at all of the other. * The official event must be open to entry to the general public for at least 14 days before the event itself. * Staged races - if the individual stages are greater than 26.2 miles and have a separate set of results published for each distance then they count individually - doesn't matter if you can't enter the days separately - you still did a marathon.

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