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Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half Marathon

posted 15 Feb 2014, 06:34 by Cranleigh Runners

To the Running Club,


Your club members have supported the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half Marathon and helped make it such a success over the past four years. Over this period, the event itself and individual sponsorship raised by runners has raised over £200,000 for charity. In addition, after winning the "Best New Event" in 2010, last year we were pleased to see that Runners World magazine voted us 4th in the UK trail runs. Quite an accolade when you consider the increasing choice of events each year.


So we hope your members will "Make it a Habit" and join us for the fifth Farnham Pilgrim on September 21st  2014. Please can you bring the event to their attention by adding it to your Club's website calendar, newsletter or displaying in your clubhouse the poster/flyers which are attached to this email. 


Starting from the Sands Village, near Farnham Surrey, the measured routes are mainly off-road, making use of the extensive pathways and lanes east of Farnham. You can expect a variety of scenery, running surfaces and inclines, as you follow the steps of pilgrims. The Full and Half Marathon routes are challenging for experienced runners as well as being within the scope of those doing these distances for the first time. It is well marshaled and there are plenty of water stations along the way.


Further details are on the website Here you can also download a postal application form, or you can apply online via

Runners World


Runnning Diary


The event is organised by The Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside and all proceeds from the event go to charity, the main beneficiary of which, in 2014, is Combat Stress. This is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health. 


There is a Running Club trophy for each of the full and half marathon, awarded to the Club with the fastest three runners. We also offer a place for your hospitality gazebo on the field if your club enters a sufficient number of runners. If you have any questions please email me.


Thank you in advance and we hope to see your members on September 21st 2014



The Organising Committee

Farnham Pilgrim