The Serpent Trail - 100k Ultra Marathon
The Serpent Trail is a 100k long-distance trail through some of the most breathtaking countryside in the South East of ancient woodlands, greensand ridges and protected heath in the South Downs National Park.
This is the Ultra Marathon running race along all of this stunning trail, from Haslemere to Petersfield!
The bigger climbs and more regular ascents (including the highest point in the National Park, Blackdown) come in the first half of the race with some long downhill sections and the route is then flatter for the last 30km. The trail is a mix of tracks, paths and short sections of road on generally sandy trails that dry well.
The whole route is permanently waymarked and check by ourselves throughout the year, but is then supplemented with regular signage throughout for the race weekend so you can just run and follow the signage rather than having to navigate and find your way!
We supply you with a drop bag during the race. The Drop bag is your ‘crew’ - some of the mandatory kit can be distributed between these bags so you have it available during the race should you need it - but you don’t have to carry it all the time, enabling you to make decisions about what to carry when and not be weighed down unnecessarily! Kit List info HERE
100k / 1785m Total ascent
Coach Transport to race start
9 Checkpoints / Aid Stations
Highest point in South Downs National Park, Blackdown
1 Drop bag at 50k
Pacers allowed from 50k
Support crews allowed
Fully marked with permanent Serpent Trail long distance path signage PLUS extra race signage throughout
Camping available on Friday and Saturday night
Food and licensed bar in venue
Free massage at the venue after the race with South West Body Mechanics Clinical Sports Therapists
Professional race images by No Limits Photography uploaded FREE onto social media after the event
The top 3 Male and Female finishers in each race will receive prizes from excellent local running shop Alton Sports!
The 100k Serpent Trail Ultra Marathon Race has been planned so you can go fast and light, and is fully signed to allow you to just run! Often firm underfoot due to the nature of the sandy soil, with good signage and support, relatively small hills and a flatter second half; this 100k could be fast…
Venue - Petersfield Rugby Club (PRFC), Hampshire, GU31 4EP
Race Start - 6am Saturday 6th July 2019. Briefing 5am. Bus Departs PRFC at 5.20 am prompt
Cut Off - 18 hours - Allowing for just under a 17.5 min mile avge. This will be enforced at Checkpoints 4, 6 & 7 with transport back to the finish for those missing the cut off time.
Provided - 9 Checkpoints with food and drink. Medical cover. Fully marked route. Changing and Shower facilities.
Included - Coach transport from venue to start of race. Serpent Trail map and guide booklet. Serpent Trail Race T-Shirt. Serpent Trail 100k Finishers Medal. FREE professionally taken photos of the event shared on social media. FREE after event massage Team at finish line!
Online entries only - ENTRIES CLOSE 9 PM Saturday 15TH June or when the event is full.
In the event of withdrawal there is a 50% refund until 15th June. After this date there are no refunds or substitutions for this years event, places can be deferred to the next year's race until 15th June. Places can only be deferred once, and must be ‘used’ the following year, without the option of a refund if they are not taken up.