Join Clarendon Marathon and Half Marathon
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.
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