Clarendon Marathon

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f 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. In addition to the full marathon distance, we also have a half marathon event and this year we are also introducing a mini run of just 5 miles. If you want to join us but are not able to run the full course, please feel welcome to get a team of 4 together and run in a relay or enter the mini and run in with us for the last 5 miles.
Participants
Marathon, Half Marathon and The Mini 5 Miles
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Calendar
Sun, 6 Oct 2019
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4.7
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Where and when
Location
5 Fish Row, Salisbury SP1 1EX, UK
Start times
Sun, 6 Oct 2019
Marathon:
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Half Marathon:
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The Mini 5 Miles:
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Clarendon Marathon
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
The Mini 5 Miles
Distance
5mi
Route information
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.
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What's included
On the Clarendon we do not inforce a minimum age however it should be noted that, if you are under the age of 18, running a full 26.2 miles could be very bad for you.  Running a half marathon of 13.1 miles could be very bad for you if you are under the age of 16.
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How to get there
5 Fish Row, Salisbury SP1 1EX, UK
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There are buses from Winchester to Salisbury before the race and there are also buses from Winchester to Salisbury after the race. This means that you can park at the Winchester end, catch the bus and then run back. Or you can park at the Salisbury end (or Broughton), run the course and then catch the bus back to the starting place. You do not need to show a bus pass.
Parking details are as follows:

Parking in Winchester:

Please park at the free South Winchester Park & Ride (864 spaces) off Junction 11 of the M3 (not Junction 10) Location (SO21 2FG). You will be bussed directly to the start from here. A free shuttle bus will also be in operation between the Park & Ride carpark and Kings School from 12.00 to 4.15 for runners and spectators.
Parking in Salisbury (Laverstock):
We are very grateful to Enovation who are allowing us to use the car parking area in the front of their company building. Also Dr & Dr Robertson who are allowing us to use their field. As a backup, in case of bad weather, we have also arranged for the London Road Park & Ride car park. Please note that there is no car parking space available at Wyvern School.
Parking at Enovation (SP1 1QZ). This is located approx 200m north from the School on the East side of the road. Use the car park at the front of the building (limited spaces).
Parking in the field belonging to Dr & Dr Robertson (SP1 1RB). This field is located approx 400m north from the School on the east side of the road next to New Farm House, 100 Church Road (limited spaces).
Parking at the London Road Park & Ride car park (SP1 3JB). This is a longer walk being about 800m but the advantage of this car park is that it is an all weather facility and there is a lot of space.
Event day logistics
Please allow plenty of time to sign in and collect your race numbers before the race starts.  For the marathon, registration at Wyvern School in Laverstock opens at 7.30am.  For the half marathon registration at the village hall in Broughton opens at 11.00am.
FAQs
Can I wear headphones?
Headphones are banned on many running events particularly events that are held on roads.  If you are wearing headphones and listening to music it may be difficult to hear other noises around you such as approaching vehicles.  On the Clarendon we recommend that runners do not wear headphones but we do not ban them.  Runners may wear headphones if they wish to.ToiletsThere are toilets at the start at Wyvern College but as most of the route is cross country there is very little in the way of facilities after that.  For full marathon runners there are some limited toilet facilities at the sports pavilion at Winterslow which is the first relay change.  There are limited toilets at  the Sports Club as you are coming into Broughton (on your left as you start coming down the long hill, Buckholt Lane).  In Broughton itself there are toilets for the Half Marathon runners at the village hall and some portaloos behind the hall.Marshalling and route markersThe Rotary Club and a large number of volunteers will be marshaling the whole course. Please obey the marshals at all times. In addition to marshals, there will be direction indicator signs at all junctions.Facilities/changing/baggageIt is very important that you have some warm clothes to put on after the race, so please do bring these together with a bag to put them in.  In the past we have given every runner a large black plastic bag to put their belongings in.  This has meant that a large number of plastic bags went straight into the rubbish bin after the race.  Can we ask all runners to bring your own bag this year please.  We will give you a tag for you to write your race number onto.  Please then tie this to your bag.  Then put your bag onto the bag bus.  Your bag will be transported to the finish at Kings School where you will be able to collect it later on.  You will also want to have a small amount of cash to buy hot food or a massage at the end but please do not put large amounts of cash or high value items into the your bag.  Please note that we do not accept any liability for possessions that get lost.DogsUnfortunately we are not able to accept runners with dogs at Salisbury or Winchester due to various health and safety issues at Wyvern College and at Kings School.  Runners can still take dogs but you will need to make arrangements with friends so that you can pick your dog up once you have left the school grounds.  You will need to have a similar arrangement in place when you reach Kings School at Winchester.FoodAlong the route we have 13 welcome stations providing cups of water.  Please do your best to drop the empty cups in the bins where possible to save the marshals time when cleaning up afterwards.  The welcome stations on the second half of the route (Broughton to Winchester) will also be providing bananas. Over the last quarter from Farley Mount the welcome stations will have extra food.  In addition to providing bananas, we will have a variety of items to keep you going . There will also be jelly beans.  All of these are in limited quantities so please run as fast as you can to make sure you don’t miss out.  At the end of the race, at King’s School, we will also have excellent burgers for sale provided by Salamander Catering and you will also be able to buy teas and coffees provided by Winchester Youth Counselling
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4.7
2 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
ValueGreat value
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
This was my second Rotary Club marathon and they sure know how to put on an event. It's a point-to-point marathon which is usually a logistical headache, but they made it easy with convenient and free transport. The course was lovely and there were so many marshals that the signs were almost redundant. I will definitely do this one again!
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4.3
Did the race in 2019
I always feel that having the walkers and slow runner leaving early just means there are issue in last 5 miles trying to pass on narrow paths. I do understand the logical challenges and inclusiveness of the event but it is rather frustrating never the less. But still won’t stop me running this race.
Recent Questions
Julia CY
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Hi is there a cut off time for the marathon ?
Stephy Dennis
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Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Runners need to have finished the Full Marathon by 4:00pm. The Full marathon runners should aim to reach the half way point after 2hrs:45mins. The Full Marathon starts at 10:30am, however, if you are looking to walk or jog very slowly then you can start the Marathon from Wyvern School at 8:00am or 9:30am. Participants starting at 9:30am should only do so if they are likely to need more than 5 hours to complete the course. If you are a fast runner then please start at 10:30am!! :)
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