The Serpent Trail - 50k Ultra Marathon

The Serpent Trail is a long distance trail through some of the most breathtaking countryside in the South East.  The Serpent Trail 50k Ultra race is the southern half of the trail, starting just outside Petworth and finishing in Petersfield via a mix of paths and tracks on generally sandy trails that dry well, plus short sections of road.

The highest point of the 50k is within the first 3 miles of the race, with a long downhill to follow and smaller undulating hills thereafter as you run through habitats rarer than rainforest.  This race takes you on a journey through woodlands, greensand hills, lowland heath and river meanders in some of the best, quintessentially English Countryside you could find! 

Alistair Pickburn set a new male course record for the 50k in 2018 - read his race report here!

The 50k is a flat route so is a fast course for those looking to go fast, a great first Ultra race or a good long distance walking challenge!  

  • 50km Distance / 700m Total ascent
  • Coach Transport to race start
  • 5 Checkpoints
  • Walkers welcome
  • Serpent Trail markings along the route
  • 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

NEW for 2018! - The whole of the 50k permanent Trail signage will be supplemented with our a5 size race signage arrows to help make route finding as easy as possible so you can just run! 

There is a small kit list which is a minimum and left up to the individual to supplement and consider the conditions and weather.  Kit List info HERE

Venue - Petersfield Rugby Club (PRFC), Hampshire, GU31 4EP

Race Start - 10am.    Bus Departs PRFC  9.15 am prompt

Cut Off - Midnight - giving 14 hours to finish

50k Information page HERE

Provided -  5 Checkpoints with food and drink.    Medical cover.   Fully marked route.  Changing and Shower facilities.

Included -   Coach transport to race start. Serpent Trail map and guide booklet.  Serpent Trail Race T-Shirt. Serpent Trail 50k Finishers Medal.  FREE professionally taken photos of the event shared on social media.

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Online entries only - ENTRIES CLOSE 9PM SUNDAY 24TH JUNE or when the event is full. 

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.