QE Marathon & Half 2021
A rewarding trail run in the park
Where: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, A3, South of Petersfield, Hampshire
Date: Sunday 23rd May 2021
Start time: Open from 08:30 -10:30 (faster runners go earlier)
Cutoff time: 6½ hours
Entry price: Half: £25 Marathon £34 (additional £2 if not UKA Affiliated)
Closing date: 30th April or when sold out (this race sells out every year)
Fully marked, good quality trails with views and hills
Chip-timed start and finish
Bespoke one-off event finisher's medal
Free parking available
Results on Runbritain
Run entirely on a half-marathon course within the country park (and the adjacent, aptly named "Head Down" plantation) you'll follow fully signed well kept trails. There are some hilly challenges that will take you on journey of over 500 metres of elevation gain over the half-marathon loop.
Once away from the busy front part of the country park, you will find yourself in the quiet peaceful forest with glimpses or sounds of wildlife. Later, as you are on the last high point before you drop down to the finish area, there are long views through the clearings to the Solent and Isle of Wight.
You will follow the fully signed trail which also has a number of marshals along the way to guide you on your way.
For Covid compliance, aid stations will be water only, and to minimize risk, you are encouraged to be self sufficient in your hydration and nutrition.
The 2021 course is shown below, it is slightly different from any previous course.
Medical cover is provided by a first-aider at base plus a paramedic in a 4x4 ambulance.
At the finish you will receive your bespoke medal, designed for 2021.
For Covid compliance, medals will be bagged and self-service from stand-up holders.
Refreshment will be water only, and to minimize risk, you are encouraged to be self sufficient in your hydration and nutrition.
If the event is rescheduled due to Covid, you will automatically be deferred to the rescheduled event, but you may instead request a full refund less a payment process admin fee of 8%.
If you cannot attend due to Covid, you may request to defer to a future event or to cancel with a full refund less a payment process admin fee of 8%.
Permit: TRA permit TBA
Race run under UK Athletics rules. No dogs, minimum age 18 for both distances.