Farnham Half Marathon
Farnham Pilgrim Marathon, The sands
Farnham Pilgrim Friends
St Marthas


 Farnham Pilgrim 2019 – The Decemarathon 

This will be the Tenth Edition of the Pilgrim Marathon or Half – So to Celebrate we are going the Opposite Way, to the previous 9 years !!paulcoe

Farnham Pilgrim Marathon (incorporating a Half Marathon) is possibly one of the prettiest trail marathons / half marathons in the UK. It is set to be one of the “must-do” events of the year again! The route is challenging but rewarding after all it is the Surrey Hills! 

The Marathon halfway point, reaches the stunning St.marthas church, This is no ordinary marathon. It is a unique, bespoke event with the option of a Half Marathon and Family Walk, with a whole lot of other activities to keep your supporters happy.

The Farnham Pilgrim was awarded a trophy for the “Best New Event” after its inaugural running in 2010. Since that date it has been consistently highly-rated by participants, and Runners World places it in the TOP TEN marathons for 2015.

  • There will be a Free Family Fun Walk (Donations to charity)
  • Children’s play area on site. 
  • Bacon sandwiches available from Woodlarks, plus a coffee van.
  • Free supervised parking. 
  • Loads of toilets.
  • Local hotels 
  • Changing tent with bag store. 
  • First Aid and radio support.
  • Marked and well-marshalled route (the maximum distance between water-stations is 2.4 miles!)
  • Massage service available.
  • Bespoke Medals to all finishers.
  • Technical T- shirt to all finishers 
  • Prizes Men : 1st / 2nd / 3rd Vets 1st Over 40, 1st Over 50, 1st Over 60
    Women : 1st / 2nd / 3rd Vets 1st Over 35, 1st Over 45, 1st Over 55
    (other prizes depending on number of entries in each category)

Start/Finish: The Sands Recreation Ground (opposite The Barley Mow pub), The Sands, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1NE. OS Grid Reference SU 883464

Sponsors of the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon


Previous reviews from Runnersworld

Very well organised race with plenty of support, aid stations and more than enough marshalls.

This is a really excellent event. Superbly organised with loads of water stations and marshals (all sorts of sugary snacks at the water stations too). The route is beautiful: fairly hilly, but beautiful. Not one for a PB, but a fantastic run.

This event is brilliant organised and very friendly. I was slightly apprehensive of the course knowing there were some stinker hills but nothing too horrendous with lots of downhills to make up your time.

A once in a lifetime marathon, never to be repeated! A brute of course but will leave you with a sense of achievement. Feed stations and their volunteers were top drawer. Organiser`s and marshals make this a special race.

Fantastic run, great organisation and super route. Plenty of water stations, cake at finish too which i loved after a hard run!

One of the best off road marathons i`ve ever done! will definitely do it again next year! And very well organised and marshaled same as very often water stations

First time at the Pilgrim Half Marathon but my 4th this year and my favourite! Yes it’s hilly and challenging but it’s beautiful and so so friendly. The water stops are plenty and stocked up with biscuits, bananas, cakes, mars bars you name it! The marshals are super friendly and encouraging. Absolutely loved it. Some of the hills are better walked but plenty of lovely downhills. It had rained all week and a few bits were muddy but considering it was really well drained. Would 100% recommend and we will be there next year!!

It’s a very scenic course, but incredibly challenging, with 2,489 ft of elevation over the 26.2 miles, including a few brutal hills! Fantastically organised too, with friendly and supportive marshals and signposting around the course.

(C) Farnham Pilgrim 2018