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Artathon is a map that provides routes around Ipswich's public sculptures at a range of different distances.

The sculptures represent Ipswich's maritime, industrial and sporting heritage, both through the artwork and the landscape that you pass through. The trail offers a variety of environments to enjoy, including Christchurch Park, the regenerated Waterfront and the town centre.

The map has five rings linked loosely to the five Olympic rings to tie into London 2012. Routes are designed to be walked, jogged, run or cycled.

Artathon routes

You can download the Artathon booklet with contents and art work details here:

There are five different routes as part of Artathon:

  • Yellow route map
    Distance: 9.44 miles, passing 21 art works.
    Estimated time: Approximately 3 hours 9 minutes, at a walking pace of 3mph.
    Location: Waterfront and docks, town centre, Ravenswood and Ransomes Europark.
  • Blue route map
    Distance: 3.38 miles, passing 17 art works.
    Estimated time: Approximately 1 hour 8 minutes, at a walking pace of 3mph.
    Location: Ipswich town centre and port.
  • Black route map
    Distance: 4.68 miles, passing 19 art works.
    Estimated time: Approximately 1 hour 34 minutes, at a walking pace of 3mph.
    Location: Ipswich town centre and River Gipping.
  • Red route map
    Distance: 7.65 miles, passing 25 art works.
    Estimated time: Approximately 2 hours 33 minutes, at a walking pace of 3mph.
    Location: Ipswich town centre, River Gipping and Ipswich Hospital.
  • Green route map
    Distance: 2.62 miles, passing 15 art works.
    Estimated time: Approximately 52 minutes at a walking pace of 3mph.
    Location: Ipswich town centre and Christchurch Park.

What next?

If you have tried the Artathon and enjoyed your chosen method of travel, why not make it a regular activity? There are lots of suggestions for clubs and activities in Ipswich on our sports website. Visit our Sports Club Guide for links to appropriate groups.