The Big Pilgrimage
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The Big Pilgrimage follows a recently discovered Pilgrim Trail called 'The Old Way' dating back to 1360. Runners will race along the stunning coastal route, passing several historic landmarks to collect stickers throughout to add to their race bib.
Marathon, Ultra Marathon, and 14 Mile
Sun, 21 Aug 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on location
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Mayflower Park, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, UK
Sun, 21 Aug 2022
14 Mile:7:30am |
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.
Organizer route images
- Finisher's medal
- Collectable race stickers
- Bag drop
- Ferry transfer
Landmark Sticker Collection
How to get there
Mayflower Park, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, UKGet full directions
Transport to the start line
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. This bus service costs an additional fee of £10. Please select the appropriate ticket at the checkout if you wish you use this service.
Parking for the 14 mile racers will be at Titchfield Community Centre, (PO17 6AN). Parking for marathon runners is at the Fort Nelson visitor's car park (PO17 6AN).
The start location in Mayflower Park, and both finish points at Fort Nelson and Titchfield Community Centre can be accessed from the M27.
Event day logistics
07:30 All races start
Please arrive with plenty of time to park, register and appropriately warm up.
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.
Trees not Tees
At the checkout you can decide to either receive a finisher's medal or plant a tree. If you would like to plant a tree and also receive a medal, then select the appropriate ticket at the checkout (named Standard Entry + Medal + Plant a tree). There is an additional cost of £5 for both the medal and the plant a tree option.
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Is there race transport for The Big Pilgrimage?
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.
Will there be a bag drop at The Big Pilgrimage?
Yes, there will be a bag drop at the start, and your bags will be transferred to your race finish point.
What are the age restrictions for the The Big Pilgrimage?
You must be at least 18 years old to take part in the Marathon and Ultra, and at least 17 to take part in the 14 Mile.
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