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The Big Pilgrimage

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Event summary

The Big Pilgrimage follows a recently discovered Pilgrim Trail called 'The Old Way'. Both the 14 Mile and Marathon routes will take in this famous trail and its historic landmarks. Runners will enjoy stunning coastal and countryside views as they embrace this wonderful, historic challenge.

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We are a new and exciting UK based trail running and multisport event specialist. Whatever your ability or experience, we have a race that will test both to the limit, giving you an amazing adventure, that will definitely be hard to forget. Whether it's a half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon, sportive or swim, we encourage you to set your sights BIG!

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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Aug 20 2021

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Collectable race stickers
  • Transport to race start available
  • Bag drop and transfer
14 Mile
7:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021

Run 14mi

Marathon
7:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021

Run 26.2mi

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there race transport for this event?
Bus transport is available for both races. Parking will be available near the finish of your race, and then a bus will take you to the start. You can select this option when booking. Exact locations are listed in the travel section.… read more
FAQ
Will there be a bag drop?
Yes there will be a bag drop at the start, your bags will be transferred to your race finish point.… read more
FAQ
What are the age restrictions?
You must be at least 18 years old to take part in the Marathon, and at least 17 to take part in the 14 Mile.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Big Pilgrimage follows a newly discovered Pilgrim Trail called 'The Old Way'. The point to point trail takes you from Southampton to Canterbury and was recently discovered on Britain's oldest road map, the Gough Map c.1360.

The run starts from Mayflower Park in Southampton, where the Pilgrim Fathers departed to America from the Mayflower. Runners will enjoy stunning countryside and coastal trails throughout.

The Solent Way will take runners across the Itchen Bridge, before following the shoreline to Hamble, where you will take a specially scheduled ferry across to Warash. The beautiful and varied trails will then head through Hill Head Harbour and Titchfield. The 14 mile race will finish at the oldest Church in Hampshire, St Peter's Church in Titchfield.

As the Marathon runners continue on through Wickham, Portsdown Hill will provide a challenge but they will be rewarded with stunning views out onto the English Channel. The Marathon finishes at the historic Fort Nelson atop Portsdown Hill.

Runners will collect stickers at famous pilgrimage landmarks on the route, such as Netley Castle and Titchfield Abbey. These stickers will create a collectable race number to remember.

Logistics and schedule

07:30 Both races start

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 18 years old to take part in the Marathon, and at least 17 to take part in the 14 Mile.

Race Transport

Bus transport is available for both races. Parking will be available near the finish of your race, and then a bus will take you to the start. You can select this option when booking. Exact locations are listed in the travel section.

How to get there

Mayflower Park, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, UK

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Race Transport

Bus transport is available for both races. Parking will be available near the finish of your race, and then a bus will take you to the start. You can select this option when booking.

14 Mile
Start - Mayflower Park
Finish - St Peter’s Church, Titchfield, PO14 4AG
Parking - Titchfield Community Centre, PO17 6AN

Marathon
Start - Mayflower Park
Finish - Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Rd, Portchester, PO17 6AN
Parking - Fort Nelson, PO17 6AN

By Car

The start in Mayflower Park and both finish points can be accessed from the M27.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there race transport for this event?
Bus transport is available for both races. Parking will be available near the finish of your race, and then a bus will take you to the start. You can select this option when booking. Exact locations are listed in the travel section.
FAQ
Will there be a bag drop?
Yes there will be a bag drop at the start, your bags will be transferred to your race finish point.
FAQ
What are the age restrictions?
You must be at least 18 years old to take part in the Marathon, and at least 17 to take part in the 14 Mile.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
14 Mile
7:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021
Marathon
7:30am Sun 22nd Aug 2021
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