Farnham Pilgrim Marathon 2019

The Decemarathon – The Tenth Edition – to Celebrate the route will be going the opposite way in 2019 

Sunday 8th September – Marathon Starts 9:30 am

Farnham Pilgrim Marathon is a Video of Farnham Pilgrims challenging trail Marathon with beautiful scenery and outstanding views in the Surrey Hills.

Mainly off-road, multi-terrain, multi-surface.

This race is entering its 7th year. It has become a very popular and successful event. It is renowned for the large number of friendly marshals, has frequent water / refreshment stations, Free parking and many other facilities.

Farnham Pilgrim Marathon is possibly one of the toughest, but prettiest trail marathons in the UK.  It is set to be one of the “must-do” events of the year again! The route is challenging and hilly -after all it is the Surrey Hills! This is no ordinary marathon. It is a unique, bespoke event with the option of a half marathon and family fun walk. 

Bespoke Momento and Medal to all finishers.


The event is organised by The Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside (Registered Charity no. 1053391).

All net proceeds go to charities.

Entry Options

Affiliated – member of a UKA-affiliated Club (price includes processing fee)


Unaffiliated (price includes processing fee)


Family Fun Walk: There will be a free Family Fun Walk with a whole lot of other activities to keep your supporters happy. Children’s play area on site. Bacon sandwiches available from the Woodlarks, plus a coffee van. For runners there is free, supervised parking. Loads of toilets. 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. 

Prizes Men : 1st / 2nd / 3rd  – Women : 1st / 2nd / 3rd – Team prize 1st three from a team 

Please see the Route here 

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

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. Organisers and marshals make this a special race.

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

One of the best off road marathons ive 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 marshalls 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 2,489ft of elevation over the 26.2 miles, including a few brutal hills! Fantastically organised too, with friendly and supportive marshalls and signposting around the course.


Runners enjoying the top of Pewley downs on the route of Farnham Pilgrim Marathon route.