06 October 2019
This unique marathon will take you through the countryside of beautiful England and through many untouched roads that were once crossed by ancient Kings and Queens! The route takes you from Salisbury to Winchester along the ancient Clarendon Way with a few extra turns here and there to make up a full 26.2 miles. More than 90% is off-road, with the trail following country tracks and paths, many of which have not changed since being travelled by the ancient Kings and Queens of England. In addition to the full marathon distance, we also have a half marathon event and this year we are also introducing a mini run of just 5 miles. If you want to join us but are not able to run the full course, please feel welcome to get a team of 4 together and run in a relay or enter the mini and run in with us for the last 5 miles.Our marathon event was first run in 1998. It was founded and organised by Paul Elderkin, a keen runner and member of a local Hash House Harriers Club. In 2012, Paul passed the management of the race over to the Rotary Clubs of Winchester and Salisbury. Preperations are now underway for the next race, which will be held in October.
The Full Marathon starts from Wyvern College, Laverstock, Salisbury (SP1 1RE). The run mainly follows the Clarendon Way setting off through the Clarendon Estate and then on through the villages of Pitton, Winterslow and Broughton. Broughton is the midway point where the Half Marathon runners join the course. From here the route takes you through to Houghton and then across the River Test to Kings Somborne, then on up to Farley Mount, down through the woods and eventually on to the finish at Kings' School, Winchester (SO22 5PN). The route is mostly off-road, is tough and challenging but possibly one of the most scenic races you'll ever enter.The Half Marathon starts at 12:15pm at the village hall in Broughton (SO20 8AX), and continues along the marathon course to finish at Kings' School in Winchester.
The beautiful countryside and the opportunity to cross the ancient Clarendon Way.
There will be parking available.
Participants will be able to store their bags in a designated area.
There will be 13 welcome stations throughout the course.
Race numbers are not posted out before the race. Instead they will be issued to you on the morning of the race. If you are a relay team and you would like to have your race numbers posted to you before the event, please contact us and request this. Please allow plenty of time to sign in and collect your race numbers before the race starts. Registration begins at 8.15 am, at Wyvern School in Laverstock.
There will be a massage service available, as well as toilets and changing rooms.
The event will be photographed by a professional photographer.
The organization does not inforce a minimum age, however, they do not recommend it.
There will be prizes available for the first, second and third male and first, second and third female. In addition prizes will also be awarded to the first male and first female in the following age categories: 5-year age categories eg. under 40, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 plus.
There will be chip timing available.
There will be buses available from Salisbury and Winchester. A free shuttle bus will also be in operation between the Park & Ride carpark and Kings School from 12.00 to 4.15 for runners and spectators.
There will be water, bananas, jelly beans and other products available throughout the race, however, most products come in limited quantities.