The Serpent Trail running races are escapism in the South East!
Come and run through habitats rarer than rainforest on this special journey through the greensand hills, lowland heath, woodland and river meanders of Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire! The Serpent Trail is a long distance route within the South Downs National Park, from Haslemere to Petersfield. Watch the 2018 event launch video!
The 100k Ultra race is the full length of the Serpent Trail and has been designed to allow participants to be as fast and light as possible (see kit list HERE). Starting on a Surrey high street, within a mile the trail enters woodland and then ascends to the highest point in the South Downs National Park, snaking through glades, copse, fields and heathland as it rises and falls through the Wealden Greensand Hills.
The 50k Ultra race starts from near Petworth, the mid-point of the Serpent Trail and along with the Half Marathon and 10k races is along the southern section of the trail to Petersfield. The second half of the Serpent Trail has smaller hills and lower level sandy trails and paths with sections of road linking them up, so this friendly running event is completely suitable and inclusive for walkers as well as runners!
Each race has coach transport included from the Venue / Finish to the respective start of the race. There is camping available at the venue for the weekend and excellent access and travel connections from major motorways, trunk roads and mainline rail to Petersfield on the London Waterloo / Portsmouth service to the race venue. NEW for 2018! The top 3 Male and Female finishers in each race will receive prizes from excellent local running shops Alton Sports!
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