One of the most beautiful Trails in the UK.

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 beautiful long distance route within the South Downs National Park, from Haslemere to Petersfield.

For 2020 we are delighted to have Salomon as our event headline sponsor and very much look forward to making the 2020 edition of the race the best yet! Using cutting edge design and materials Salomon now make some of the best Trail running equipment and clothing in the world and will be a massive part of the 2020 races!

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 just off 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. 

To help with any queries we have a new Frequently Asked Questions page too!


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