October 4th @ 08:00 - 17:00
If you are looking for a marathon which is off road, picturesque and challenging then running the Clarendon Marathon is the ultimate. 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.
This year’s event takes place on Sunday 4th October 2020.
In addition to the full marathon distance (26 miles), there is also a half marathon event (13 miles less) and a mini (last 5 miles less). If you want to join in, but are not able to run the full course, please feel free to get a team of 4 together and run in a relay or enter the mini and join in for the last 5 miles. For spectators with children, there have, in previous years, been a kiddie’s race around the grounds of Kings School but unfortunately, this will not be happening this this year.
Please also note that for 2020 the course will be slightly changed as Forest England are not allowing the route to go over their tracks. However, other public rights of way are going to be used which means it is a full 26.2 mile course.
The Clarendon 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 in the cities of Winchester and Salisbury, including Sarum Rotary Club.