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BMHAC are organizing two new trail races in Hampshire. They are a marathon and half marathon that we have named “The Hampshire Hoppit” (for reasons that will become apparent – see below!). The South of England seems to have less trail events compared to the rest of the country, so we are hoping that these two new races will become a welcome and enjoyable addition to the UK trail racing calendar.

Review summary

4.8
6 Reviews
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  • Atmosphere

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Russell F
"Fantastic event - quite cheap, a pint glass to keep and a pint of local beer, a..."

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FCRC Paul C
"Superb race. Lots of marshals and directions. Can’t get lost and a great..."

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Lee M
"The course was quite fast for a trail marathon with a few steep climbs but..."
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How to enter the The Hampshire Hoppit

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    Event passed
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    Event passed

The Hampshire Hoppit routes

The Hampshire Hoppit marathon and half marathon are both trail races, i.e. predominantly off-road. They use routes that will be clearly marked and marshalled, and including local sections of famous long distance footpaths, the Wayfarers Walk and (for the marathon) the Harrow Way.

Both races are scenic single-lap courses that will start and end at Kingsclere on the Hampshire/Berkshire border, reaching some of the highest points in Hampshire with views across the county.

There are occasional quiet road sections or road crossings that will be marshalled.

Event Details

What’s Included
Post-race refreshments, including the complimentary glass of Loddon Hoppit beer for all finishers, will be served from the Start/Finish area.

The Hampshire Hoppit weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

20°C
Predicted highs
10°C
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

Meet the organizer

Welcome to the The Hampshire Hoppit group. Get all the latest updates from our organisers, meet some of our fantastic volunteers who made last year's races so successful and chat with fellow runners about preparing for and running the races.Join us on Sunday 18 June 2017 for our second Hampshire Hoppit full and half trail marathons. Sign up now to enjoy beautiful countryside, a challenging but scenic course, plenty of encouragement and of course a congratulatory beer at the end!

The Hampshire Hoppit reviews (6)

4.8 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Wonderful race. Well organised, friendly and supportive marshalls and a beautiful course all add up to a great event. The medal and goody bag make it the perfect race.
  • Did the event in 2019

    This is perhaps the best race I have taken part in. All of the Marshall are so enthusiastic and encouraging which helps on a rough, hilly course over rough ground in places. The views and scenery are great. I love this year's innovation to reduce waste by issuing compressible reusable cups to all runners, and the medal doubles up as a bottle opener. Plus, a pint of Loddon ale at the finish. See you next year.
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  • Did the event in 2019

    The course was quite fast for a trail marathon with a few steep climbs but mainly rolling hills - met with some beautiful views. Aid stations were plentiful and marshalls were top notch. Atmosphere was friendly on the course with occasional interactions with the half runners. Organised very well, no queues for the toilets either. If you are aiming for a trail PB this could be the course for you - I ran a 3:46 taking a whopping 18 minutes off my previous best. Really enjoyed the whole experience, even the beer/shandy at the end - great stuff.
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  • Did the event in 2019

    Very well run event, an extremely tough course! Definitely don’t skimp on your hill work, or in fact any of your training before attempting this marathon! The marshalls and water stations were well stocked and the coke got me through the race. Many thanks to all involved, it was a great experience!
  • Did the event in 2019

    Superb race. Lots of marshals and directions. Can’t get lost and a great course. A very relaxedness party type atmosphere.
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  • Did the event in 2019

    Fantastic event - quite cheap, a pint glass to keep and a pint of local beer, a reusable cup to use on the course, free photography, 7 water/feed stations, goody bag, free parking, plenty of loos, epic scenery, very encouraging marshalls.
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