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The Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Hampshire Hoppit

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4 Basingstoke Rd, Kingsclere, Newbury, RG20 5NN, United Kingdom

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Open for Registration

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Distance Date
Half Marathon ?

13.10MI

Run

June 12, 2022
Marathon ?

26.20MI

Run

June 12, 2022

Overview

The Hampshire Hoppit marathon and half marathon are both trail races, i.e. predominantly off-road. They use routes that will be clearly marked and marshalled, and including local sections of famous long distance footpaths, the Wayfarers Walk and (for the marathon) the Harrow Way. Both are scenic single-lap courses that will start and end at Kingsclere on the Hampshire/Berkshire border, reaching some of the highest points in Hampshire with views across the county. There are occasional quiet road sections or road crossings that will be marshalled.

The race is held under UK Athletics Rules, as required in the permit conditions, and the Trail Running Association (TRA) Permit has been applied for.

Every finisher will receive a unique engraved beer glass and a thirst-quenching fill of  ‘Hoppit’, a Classic Ale (3.9%AV) from the Loddon Brewery, available from the post-race bar at the Race HQ. The half marathon will receive a half pint engraved glass, and the full marathon will receive a full pint engraved glass. We have not left out the teetotallers as all finishers will also get a special engraved medal to commemorate their fine achievement.

There will be prizes for the first finishers, including age category awards.

There will be a maximum race cut-off time for the full marathon of 7-hours. Competitors that appear likely to exceed this time limit at (approximately) the 14-mile point will be requested to be withdrawn from the race. There is no race cut-off time for the half marathon.

Entry fees will be announced in due course.

Competitors must be 18 years old or over on race day.



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe The Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Well-stocked goody bag 69
Great medal 66
Useful pre-race info 63
Family friendly 47
Festival atmosphere 42
Spectator friendly 38
Supports good cause 35
Exciting event village 33
Bucket list event 24
Ideal for beginners 8
Good public transport links 1
PB potential 1


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Course Profile

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the The Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, as determined by athlete reviews.

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Environmentally Friendly
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Latest Reviews

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Eloise Nice
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Reviewed 2 months ago

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Having given birth just 4 months previously this race was the perfect incentive to get back to running! I had previously completed the marathon on two occasions so was looking forward to seeing what the half marathon route entailed.  A very detailed race briefing brochure a...Read full review

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Reviewed 3 months ago

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Such a fun run to do - marshalled by runners who KNOW what you are going through, organised brilliantly by BMHAC/Tim Fowler who will help sort any problems quickly and kindly, amazing views, horrific last hill to really burn those legs off, and then beer and snacks to enjoy in a ...Read full review

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Awards & Accolades

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Racecheck Gold Award - 2021

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Racecheck Gold Award - 2019

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Racecheck Gold Award - 2018



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