If you are looking for a marathon which is off road, picturesque and challenging then running the Clarendon is the ultimate. Our 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.
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 on Sunday 6 October 2013. If you would like to book your place please fill in our online booking form on our registration page.
Basic entry now just covers the race. T-shirts, medals, etc can be ordered separately if you require a race memento.
- £25 for the full marathon
- £20 for the half marathon
- £58 for a 4 person relay team
If you wish to use the event as an opportunity to raise funds for your favourite charity, all the money that you raise can be put directly to your charity (100%).
You can see a detailed map of the full marathon route by opening this external map page - it will open a new window in your browser.
Clarendon GPX file
We have created a GPX file of the Clarendon Marathon route, for those who know how, to download and upload to their GPS watch.
You can download the file here. Please be aware that you download any files at your own risk. While we do all we can to ensure no viruses or malicious scripts are present, you should always make sure you have the latest anti-virus definitions on your computer.