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The Big Pilgrimage

5.0 · 1 review


Town Quay, Southampton SO14, UK

Sun 21st August 2022

Starting at 07:30

3 races

£29.00 - £48.00


What we are doing for you:

  • Races will be started in small waves to avoid congestion at the start. All races are chip timed so staggered starts can be achieved fairly.
  • Race briefing will be online for competitors to read in the run up to the race.
  • Sanitiser will be available at aid stations, the start/finish area and in the portaloos.
  • Aid stations will have wrapped nutrition which can be picked up quickly. You will be required to bring your own cup/bottle to fill up at the aid stations.
  • Anyone displaying symptoms will be asked not to attend.

What we ask you to do:

  • If you display any of the following symptoms in the 2 weeks prior to your event, please do not attend:
    High temperature/ New or continuous cough/ Loss or change in taste/smell
  • Please do not turn up more than half an hour before your race start time so we don’t have competitors from multiple race distances in the start area.
  • Maintain social distancing whenever possible.
  • Ensure you have a cup/bottle to refill at aid stations.
  • Move quickly through the aid stations or stand off to the side if respite needed.
  • Sanitise hands before and after using toilets.

Nothing in life has zero risk but………..

Outdoor events such as this one in the fresh air are low risk, especially when taking practical, sensible precautions!

BigFeat Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

The Big Pilgrimage is a point to point run which follows the start of a newly discovered Pilgrim Trail called 'The Old Way'. This ancient trail from Southampton to Canterbury was recently found on Britain's oldest road map, the Gough Map c.1360 and follows beautiful coastal and countryside trails.

The run starts at Mayflower Park, Southampton, the point at which the Pilgrim Fathers departed to America aboard the Mayflower. Following the Solent Way across the Itchen Bridge, you travel along the shoreline to Hamble, where runners take specially scheduled pink ferries over to Warsash. From here, you continue to follow the shoreline to Hill Head Harbour before taking scenic trails northwards towards Titchfield, Wickham and beyond, finally climbing up to Portsdown Hill with beautiful views across the English Channel. The 14 mile event finishes at the beautiful St Peter's Church, Titchfield, Hamphire's oldest Church! The marathon event finishes at historic Fort Nelson atop Portsdown Hill.

On your way you will pass fabulous pilgrimage landmarks such as Netley Castle and Titchfield Abbey. Participants will collect a sticker at each one to make a collectable race number with a difference! Bespoke medal awaits you at the end.


  • The Big Pilgrimage 14 Mile


    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Big Pilgrimage Marathon


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  • The Big Pilgrimage 54k


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  • The Big Pilgrimage 14 Mile


    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Big Pilgrimage Marathon


    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Big Pilgrimage 54k


    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Bespoke race medal, route fully marked and marshalled. Ferry crossing Hamble-Warsash included. Transport to the start available as an option at checkout.

  • Bespoke race medal
  • Ferry crossing included
  • Historic pilgrimage sites visited
  • Route fully marked and marshalled
  • Fully stocked aid stations


Parking available at the start (pay and display) or transport and parking available at Titchfield Community Centre (14 mile) and Fort Nelson (marathon).


Mayflower Park
Town Quay
SO14 2AQ

Course Details

Fast multi-terrain course taking in the best of the Meon Shore and surrounding countryside.


Please where possible car share or use public transport to attend the event. When parking, be mindful of others and ensure event car parks are used and not verges/side roads. Permissions are granted for these events on the condition that we are as respectful as possible to members of the public, who will also be visiting our lovely locations. Arrive in good time for your event.

Your personal belongings are your responsibility, please keep them safe. Bag drops are often available but are not secure so we recommend you don’t leave valuable items there.

Your chipped race number must be worn and visible at all times. Please bring your own safety pins to secure. If you retire early from the race then a BigFeat marshal must be made aware so we do not send out a search party! Course maps are available on our website in advance, please familiarise yourselves.


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·10 months ago

Great race, well organised and signposted. Loved the pilgrim fathers theme and the landmarks where they travelled. Organising the pink ferries from Hamble to Warsash was a really original idea. Beautiful views of the coast and park areas. Last few miles to Titchfield (for 14 mile event) was tough but finish at St Peter's Church was very rewarding. Highly recommended. Thanks to all of the organisers xx

Who's In

See who else is doing this event


Lissie Henry

Paul Saunders

Steph Boyd

Zack Moore


Aaron Ballinger

Alex Leaton

Claire Gwillym

Dan Pugh

Deacon Richardson

Jason Young

Jennifer Turvey

Josh Thomas

Matthew Short

Mike Briggs

Panos Paris

Paul Gaffikin

Philip Hibberd

Rhys Moseley

Rich Simpson


Iván Pi



21 Aug 2022

£29.00 - £48.00


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