Event Info

  • The Clarendon Way Marathon (Laverstock/Salisbury to Winchester) - starting at 10:30am (earlier start of 8:00hrs for walkers and 9:30hrs for very slow runners). Cost £35.00.
  • The Clarendon Way Half Marathon (Broughton to Winchester) - starting at 12:15pm (earlier start of 11.45am for walkers).  Cost £25.00.
  • The Clarendon Way Relay x4 Marathon (Laverstok/Salisbury to Winchester) - starting at 10:30am.  Cost £80.00.
  • The Clarendon Mini (last 5 miles only. Farley Mount Country Park to Winchester) - starting at 1.45pm.  Cost £20.00.

Full Marathon

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.

Registration is open from 7.30am. Runners should allow plenty of time to pick up their race numbers.

The full marathon starts at 10:30am.  Marathon runners should aim to reach the half marathon start point in Broughton in less than 2hrs 45mins i.e. by 13:15pm.

There is also an option to make an early start at Wyvern School at 8:00am or 9:30am (instead of 10:30am) if you are planning to walk the route or jog very slowly (please let us know when you book if you require an early start). Participants can only take the early start time if they are very slow and anticipate arriving at Winchester after 3:00pm but no later than 4:00pm.  Participants taking the 9:30 start should only do so if they are likely to need more than 5 hours to complete the course.  There are no prizes applicable for early starters. If you are a fast runner please do not take the early start as the marshals and the various support teams will not be in place. 

Buses are available pre-race and post-race depending on your requirements however please note that there are no pre-race buses available for the early starters.  Early starters will need to transport themselves to Laverstoke, run the course to Winchester, then take the post-race bus.

The first runners are expected to arrive at the finish line at Kings School in Winchester at approx 1:15pm.  We hope that all the runners (and strollers and walkers) will complete the course by 4.00pm at the very latest.

 

Relay marathon (x4)

The Relay Marathon follows the same course as the full marathon. It comprises a four-stage relay, each leg being an average of 6.5 miles in length but they are not equal lengths.  The first leg is approx 10.5km, second leg is 10.4km, third leg is longest at 12.3km and the fourth leg is the shortest at 9.0 km.  The third leg is the most challenging as, in addition to being longer in distance, it also has a greater hill climb in height.  The fourth leg is the easiest as it is the shortest and some of it is down hill.  The relay marathon starts at 10.30am. 

Teams are usually mixed sex (usually 3 males and one female) but we are also encouraging all male and all female teams.  There is a prize for the first mixed team, first male team and first female team.

Registration is open from 8.00. Runners should allow plenty of time to pick up their race numbers and their team batton (wrist band). This is to be passed on to the next runner at each transition point.

The relay change over points are as follows (click for maps):

To help reduce road traffic congestion in the Middle Winterslow area can we ask all support personel to please enter via the A30, Firs Road, The St, The Plantation, The Sports Ground.  When leaving, please do not exit by going further into Winterslow along Middleton.  Instead please exit by reversing your journey back along The Plantation, The St and then up to the A30.  Once you are on the A30 you will be able to travel east and then take the B3084 down into Broughton.

 

Half marathon

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.  There is also an earlier start time for walkers only at 11.45am.

Registration opens at 11.00.  Runners should allow plenty of time to pick up their race numbers.

 

Mini (the last 5 miles only)

The mini start location is on the main trail in the middle of Farley Mount Country Park (Grid Ref SU417294).  Participants in the 'Mini' will have the opportunity to chear the early runners and then join the main pack an hour later.  The first runners from the main event are expected to be passing through this location from 12:45pm. 

The bus from Winchester carrying the mini runners will arrive at about 1.00pm and the mini runners will be able to watch some of the marathon runners going through.  The mini will then set off at 1.45pm. 

See bus time table section for more detailed infomation http://www.clarendon-marathon.co.uk/more-info

 

Kids Race (free)

We will hold a fun race for young children who are waiting with their parents at Kings School Winchester.  This will be a very informal event, it is free and you do not need to pre-book.  We are planning to set the children off at approx 12.30 for a short race within the school grounds.  All the participants will be finished in plenty of time to see the marathon runners who will be arriving from about 13:15 onwards.

 

Route

You can see the marathon route by clicking here.

 

Cut off times

If on the day you find you are running very slowly, you may be directed by a marshal to leave the course and accept a lift to Winchester.  We have a large number of marshals along the route and it is not fair to keep them out on the course for an extended period.  To be allowed to stay in the race you must make it to the drinks stations by the required times.  Please see these times listed below.  Please note that if you are a slow runner you should consider taking one of the earlier starts to ensure you reach the drinks stations within the cut off time.

 

Drink stations

Drink stations are located at the following locations.  In the past these have been good places for spectators to see the runners but due to the traffic congestion in the area we are now asking spectators not to drive around the course hoping to see their friends.  Instead, if you are a spectator, please go direct to Kings School.

  • Station 1 - Clarendon Estate (near the palace ruins), Grid Ref SU181301.
  • Station 2 - Pitton Village Hall, Grid Ref SU213312.
  • Station 3 - Winterslow Recreation Ground, Grid Ref SU237328. 
  • Station 4 - Buckholt Farm, Grid Ref SU277322. 
  • Station 5 - Broughton, Rectory Lane, Grid Ref SU308330.
    Cut off time 13:15.
  • Station 6 - Houghton, Grid Ref SU338316.
    Cut off time 13:40.
  • Station 7 - Kings Somborne (near The Old Vicarage), Grid Ref SU361311.
    Cut off time 14:00.
  • Station 8 - Ashley Road, Grid Ref SU390297.
    Cut off time 14.30.
  • Station 9 - Farley Mount Monument, Grid Ref SU407292.
    Cut off time 14:45.
  • Station 10 - West Wood (on the northern side), Grid Ref SU418304.
    Cut off time 15:00.
  • Station 11 - West Wood (south side, near the road), Grid Ref SU424294.
    Cut off time 15:15.
  • Station 12 - Ham Green, Near the Cattery, Grid Ref SU435306.
    Cut off time 15:25.
  • Station 13 - Pincent Scout Camp Entrance, Grid Ref SU451297.
    Cut off time 15:50.

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