Half Marathon
Sun 16 Jun 2024 Kingsclere, Hampshire, UK

The Hampshire Hoppit | Half Marathon

The half pint-sized trail challenge with top reviews on scenic countryside routes with keepsake beer glass, real ale, medal, free photo, prizes, goodies and special Bridgedale socks offer!

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  • Sun 16 Jun 2024
Kingsclere, Kingsclere

Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles trail running + 330 m ascent


The Hampshire Hoppit marathon, half marathon and 10K are well-respected trail races ie. predominantly off-road.

Each route will be clearly marked and marshalled and feature local sections of famous long-distance footpaths including the Wayfarers Walk and (for the marathon) the Harrow Way.

All 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.

beer at the finish


  • Annual trail races with Gold reviews
  • Picturesque countryside routes
  • Famous long-distance footpaths
  • The Wayfarers Walk and Harrow Way
  • Start/finish at Watership Down
  • Tough hills with great views
  • Keepsake beer glass and goodies
  • Free Bridgedale socks offer

This event is part of The Hampshire Hoppit.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Free Bridgedale Socks

The Hampshire Hoppit 2024 has agreed an exciting partnership with Bridgedale. Every race entrant will receive a Buy One Get One Free offer for their fabulous trail socks, that retail at around £18 per pair, using a unique discount code that will be issued to each Hoppit race entrant. 

As featured in the Aug/Sept 2022 edition of Trail Running Magazine, their trail socks have been created and developed 'by runners, for runners', a bit like this race in fact.

socks offer

  • Bag storage
  • BBQ
  • Camping
  • Entertainment
  • Free parking
  • Music
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ


By car

The village of Kingsclere is situated midway between Basingstoke and Newbury on the A339, with easy access from major networks including the M3, M4 and A34.


Race parking will be situated at the top of White Hill, on the B3051, approximately 1 mile to the south of the village of Kingsclere. A large field for race parking with space for 900 cars is situated adjacent to the Race Start/Finish and Race HQ. The entrance to the Parking (from the B3051) is at the following What3Words location:  ///beakers.inflamed.shippers

  • Distance markers
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • No cut off time
  • Out and back
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The route is clearly marked and marshalled, and includes local sections of famous long distance footpaths, the Wayfarers Walk and the Harrow Way.

All races are scenic single-lap courses that will start and end at Watership Down near Kingsclere on the Hampshire/Berkshire border, reaching some of the highest points in Hampshire with views across three counties.

There are occasional quiet road sections or road crossings that will be marshalled. 

route map
Half marathon route featuring sections of Watership Down, The Wayfarers Walk and The Harrow Way.


  • Bring your own cup
  • Plastic bottle free
  • Plastic-free event
  • Reusable cups
  • Sustainability policy

  • Chip timing
  • Eco goody bag
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Race photo
  • Technical t-shirt


Every finisher receives:

  • a unique engraved beer glass
  • a thirst-quenching fill of β€˜Hoppit’, a Classic Ale (3.9%AV) from the London Brewery, available from the post-race bar at the Race HQ
  • the half marathon will receive a half pint engraved glass, the full marathon will receive a full pint engraved glass and the 10K will receive a third pint glass
  • soft drink alternative
  • special engraved medal to commemorate your fine achievement
  • generous goody bag
  • free professional race photographs
  • chip timing
  • race prizes
  • sponsor prizes
  • ample water/feed stations
  • vibrant race HQ field with vendors and services


There will be prizes for the top 3 finishers in each race, and age category awards.

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
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Entry fees

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Well done Tim and BMHAC, a cracking race with a delightful hill at the start.Great marshals, support, muchos appreciated! – Jason Burke (Chineham Park Running Club)

Great work Tim Fowler and his fab team. Loved this race. I want to do it again, again, again. Thank you. Emma Carter (Winchester and District Athletic Club)

I had a fantastic time today, a lovely race with amazing marshals. A huge huge thanks to all involved in the organisation of this event, it was obviously planned with immense attention to detail. Alison Bonathan.

Thank you everyone for a wonderful event. The sense of community was great, the marshals did such a brilliant job, the water and food en route was so much appreciated, and I have never known a goody bag like it. Hannah Storm (Lymington Triathlon Club)

I don’t normally join these follow us groups but have asked to join so that I could tell you that after 5 years of running I have never experienced a marathon like I did today. It was top quality Marshalls/ road management/ goody bag. If you change nothing and keep everything the same it will be your greatest decision. You have found perfection, do not try to improve on it you may take a backward step leave it as is. Well done everyone involved. Mick Wraight (Sittingbourne Striders)

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