Camping and Food
The venue for the Salomon Serpent Trail Races is in Petersfield, at the Rugby club (PRFC). The address is Penns Place, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4EP.
There is camping available at the race venue on the Friday and Saturday nights, camper vans can park on hard standing. This is on the Rugby pitches next to the main clubhouse and has 24hr access to the changing and toilet facilities. Depending on ground conditions you should be able to park your car on grass relatively near your tent for ease of set up and storage over the weekend.
Camping is £8 per night per tent / camper van, booked when you enter the race, or subsequently by editing your entry on the Si Entry system.
Petersfield Rugby Club is a busy local club, as such it has a well equipped and spacious clubhouse and grounds. There are up to 6 changing rooms, accessed from the main entrance, finish line and campsite side of the building. These are open all night long so you can shower and use the facilities all the time.
Above the changing facilities and overlooking the finish line is the bar and social area. The bar will be open and there will be basic breakfast available on Saturday and Sunday mornings (this is paid for directly to the rugby club on the morning / evening before and is usually circa £3 / £4)
There will be one or two catering options outside, tbc, but expect interesting, quality whole food choices rather than burgers and hot dogs…
Plastic & Recycling at the Serpent Trail
The catering vendors on site at the venue serve all their food and drinks in recyclable / compostable containers. The Rugby club have a no glass policy of drinks on the pitches and have re-usable plastic tumblers and pint glasses as part of their standard practise.
Many disposable cups are used at Checkpoints in races and we very much want to try and minimise the impact our events have where possible.
It is increasingly common in Ultra distance races, where the participants may stop for longer periods of time in aid stations to re-fuel, that participants carry their own re-usable cup with them. This can considerably cut down on the number of disposable plastic cups used and thrown away in events.
The 100k and 50k Serpent Trail race participants will NOT have plastic cups available to them in the checkpoints. Obtain a re-usable cup OR use the water bottles you are carrying for your general hydration needs (as per the kit list) will be needed for drinks at the checkpoints.
We strongly recommend carrying something like this with you to use in checkpoints;
The Half Marathon and 10k race participants will have vegware cups available to them in checkpoints. This is because in shorter distance races participants do not generally want to stop and fill up their own cup, nor carry it with them. We have taken this view and come to this decision to maintain the urgency and quality of experience of the shorter duration races.
Although if you are carrying a water bottle or similar with you then please consider filling that instead, or getting a soft cup as in the link above to cut down the number of cups used and thrown away. (Nb - we exclusively use vegware cups which are biodegradable and made from plants)