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Farnham Pilgrim Marathon

Quick facts

Location Farnham, United Kingdom

Distance Marathon

About Farnham Pilgrim Marathon

The Farnham Pilgrim was awarded a trophy for the “Best New Event” after its inaugural running in 2010. Since that date it has been consistently highly-rated by participants. It is a challenging trail marathon with beautiful scenery and outstanding views in the Surrey Hills.

Farnham Pilgrim Marathon, which incorporates a Half Marathon, is possibly one of the toughest, prettiest trail marathons/half marathons in the UK. It is set to be one of the “must-do” events of the year. The route is challenging and hilly, as it takes place in the Surrey Hills. It is a unique, bespoke event with the option of a Half Marathon and Family Walk, with a whole lot of other activities to keep supporters happy.

Discover historic churches, old pubs and refreshing views across the Surrey Hills as you follow in the footsteps of pilgrims.

Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Marathon

  • 42.195km
Start:

Sands Recreation Ground

Farnham,gb

Highlights

The course allows runners to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims. The route passes through several historic sites.

Overview

The race is multi-terrain and starts and finishes The Sands Recreation Ground. From the start runners then travel up Binton Lane and turn onto the North Downs Way. They then detour through St Laurence Churchyard, and Seale, on towards, Totford Hatch and all the way to Puttenham Village. At The Good Intent Pub, half marathon runners leave. The marathon continuing along the North Downs Way via Watts Gallery, St Catherine's Lock and onto the summit of Martha's Hill. From St Martha's, the route heads over to nearby Pewley Down, joining up the Pilgrim's Way road descending to Shalford Park, then cross the River Wey footbridge, to the ruins of St Catherine's Chapel and pick up the North Downs Way, to take runners back to Watts Gallery again. The return journey then reverses the journey used on the way out, via the scenic North Downs, back to cheering crowds at the Sands Recreation Ground.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.