Hurst Castle Off Road Half Marathon, Sat October 2nd 2021
UK Trail Events
Hurst Castle Off Road Half Marathon
Part of the New Forest Trail Run Series
Routes: 1/2 Marathon (21K) 13km / 8km
Date: Oct 2nd 2021
Venue: Lymington Salt Water Baths SO41 3SE
We believe the Hurst Castle Off Road 1/2 Marathon is the most visually stunning 1/2 Marathon out there, bar none. The route is one big overload on your senses, a never-ending and ever-changing spectacular panoramic vista after vista. The views include, the Isle Of Wight, the Needles, Hurst Castle, the Solent, Lymington Marina, Keyhaven Marina, Lymington Salt Marshes, wildlife and constant movement of near by ships and boats.
Setting the scene from the offset, the event starts on the sea wall by Lymington Yacht Club. The route weaves its way through the flat, well surfaced paths of the Salt Marshes towards Keyhaven, passing by the harbour before heading towards the shingle spit where you will get your first sight of the Needles and the spectacular Hurst Castle. The route then runs down the top of the testing, hard packed spit towards the iconic Hurst Castle which once protected the Solent from invasion. Either side of the spit are breath-taking views of the Solent and the Needles.
You will do a close up circumnavigation of Hurst Castle which represents the 1/2 way point of the course. The route then takes you back via the flat, well surfaced coastal path with the Solent and Isle of Wight dominating the views on your return to Lymington.
Please Note: We are unable to cater for Canicross at this event.