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Marathon is CUSAGC’s annual incident hike for members of the Scout Association, Girlguiding UK and SSAGO aged 14 and over (that includes leaders!).

The challenge is for teams of 4-5 to gain points by visiting as many as possible of 26 checkpoints in 9 hours, over about a 70 sq. km area. Teams are given grid references for the checkpoints and must choose their own route.

The majority of checkpoints are unmanned, but teams can gain more point at manned checkpoints where there are further challenges to complete. Three trophies are available to be won:

  • under-18 Scout Association teams
  • under-18 Girlguiding UK or all-female teams
  • Teams with members over 18 years of age

However, the number of checkpoints you visit is up to you, so it can just be a stroll in the countryside and opportunity for a pub lunch! This makes Marathon Challenge suitable for all levels of ability. Due to the distance covered, time needed to complete challenges at manned checkpoints, and the fact that some navigation may be in the dark, only the very best teams will manage to visit all 26 checkpoints.

Details for 2017 event TBC.

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