Now in its 22nd year the Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs or Walks, is an event suited to all the family, with a choice of 5k and 10k Walks and then either run or walk 21k (Half Marathon), 33k, 42k (Marathon), or the more demanding and popular 50k Ultra Marathon. The routes are mostly off-road and will be over footpaths, bridleways and quiet country roads in the Salisbury Wessex area. They will take you past a variety of sites of Historical and Scientific interest and through large Country Estates not usually open to the general public. This has been made possible by the kind permission of several landowners along the route and including English Heritage.
In 2015 the 'Lonely Planet Guide' put Salisbury in the Top 10 of World Cities to visit. In 2012 the Salisbury 54321 was listed in the Top 10 Trail Races and in 2013 in the top 3 races in the month of August. In 2014/15/16 the event saw some records fall, and over 1,000 finishers over the combined distances and walking options and again in 2016 the Salisbury 54321 closed due to reaching its self imposed limits (of combined distance choices) prior to the event with 1,100 participants. In 2016 Running Fitness Magazine voted the Salisbury 54321 in the Top 5 'Most scenic Half Marthon' races in the UK.
The whole event is limited to just over 1,000 runners and up to 350 walkers, due to car parking, available facilities and agreements with local Estate Land Owners. So with lots of choices to suit the whole family and with smaller distances for supporters to try out, why not book early and enjoy a great event atmosphere, with all the facilities and specialist race timing that larger events would be proud of.
Event details and schedule
Thank you for entering the Salisbury 54321 series of Trail Runs and Walks.
Please note more information detail can be found at www.salisbury54321.com or www.firesportuk.com and the official start times are staggered and later than previous years by apx half an hour:
08-08:15 = Walkers on 50k, 42k and 33k,
09:30 = 50k Ultra Marathon Trail Run mass start
10:00 = 42k Marathon Trail Run & *new for 2017 the 10k Walkers
10:30 = 33k Trail Run
11:00 = 21k Half Marathon Trail Run
11:00 21k and 5k Walkers
All participants should aim to finish by 18:00