Overview of the Clarendon
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. Preparations are now underway for the next race, which will be held on Sunday 4 October 2015. To book a place please fill in the booking form on our registration page. Online entries will close at midnight, Thursday 24th September 2015. Registration on the day will be possible but will cost an extra £5 (donation to Rotary charities).
We are now taking bookings for 2015
The entry fee for 2015 will be an inclusive one. All entrants will be given a free medal and a free tshirt when they cross the finish line. Use of the buses will also be included.
The prices for 2015 will be:
- £30 for the full marathon
- £22 for the half marathon
- £70 for a 4 person relay team
Late entrants booking on the day will be required to pay an additional late fee of £5 (donation to Rotary charities).
Clarendon coffee mugs can be preordered for £5 each.
A massage after the run can be preordered for £5.
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%).
Map of the route and GPX file
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.
We have also 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.