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. NEW for 2018! - The whole of the last 50k of the routes permanent signage (from Petworth) will be supplemented with our a5 size race signage arrows to help make navigating as easy as possible - so you can just run!
We supply you with 2 drop bags during the race. The Drop bags are 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
- 8 Checkpoints
- Highest point in South Downs National Park, Blackdown
- 2 Drop bags - 20 and 40 miles
- Pacers allowed from 50k
- Support crews allowed
- Fully marked with permanent Serpent Trail long distance path signage PLUS extra race signage from 50k
- Camping available on Friday and Saturday night
- Food and licensed bar in venue
- 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 shops 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 ground, 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 7th July 2018. 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 and 6, with transport back to the finish for those missing the cut off time.
Provided - 8 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.
Online entries only - ENTRIES CLOSE 9PM SUNDAY 24TH JUNE or when the event is full. Entries are limited to 60.
In the event of withdrawal there is a 50% refund until 1st 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 Sunday 24th June.