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Part of the Trail Run Series

Distances

Half Marathon: 21.0km
Medium: 12.5km

Sat 7th, December 2024

Half Marathon : 09:00am
Medium : 09:15am

Start Location

Plumpton Racecourse Lewes BN7 3AL

About

The Sussex Downs Half Marathon is set in The South Downs National Park in Mid-Sussex. Starting from the well-equipped Plumpton Racecourse, right at the foot of the South Downs, it is in easy reach of Brighton, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Burgess Hill and the A27/ A23. The Sussex Downs Half Marathon has a lot to offer.

Whether it’s picturesque and unspoilt views you’re after, fast and long-ranging trails or a challenging climb, there’s something for everyone. There are two routes to choose from: 21km Half Marathon route and a 12.5km Standard route.

The routes start with a flattish 3.5km tree lined section to warm up the legs before a tough climb up to the South Downs Way. The climb will reward you with spectacular vistas over the Sussex countryside, the Seven Sisters Country Park and far reaching sea views. From here you will run a visually rewarding loop on sturdy trails towards Brighton before heading back up to the South Downs Way which will overload your senses with its amazing scenery.

You will then descend from the Sussex Downs hilltop enjoying the vast and sprawling views before a flat final 3km to the finish. Catering will be available to fuel you back up after your run!

The event is timed and will have water station(s) on route to keep you hydrated.

Regardless of experience or ability, we actively encourage new runners to our events and have 2 route lengths to choose from: Epic (21km) and a Standard (12.5km).Please Note: We are unable to cater for Canicross at this event.

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£30.00 - £40.00

2 Distances

21.0k & 12.5k

LIMITED TO

700 Runners

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Sussex Downs Trail Run

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Route Information

21.0km
Elevation Gain: 434m
Start Time: 09:00am

Other Info:
Not Dog Friendly

£40.00

12.5km
Elevation Gain: 240m
Start Time: 09:15am

Other Info:
Not Dog Friendly

£30.00

What's Included?

Your Entry Includes...

Signposted Course
Signposted Course
Chip Timing
Chip Timing
Finishers Medal
Finishers Medal
Neck buff
Neck buff
Aid Stations
Aid Stations
Personalised Certificate
Personalised Certificate
Online Results
Online Results
First Aid Cover
First Aid Cover
Drink
Drink
Bib & Entry Pack
Bib & Entry Pack
Encouraging Marshals
Encouraging Marshals
Socks
Socks

21K Route Video

Please note, the date on these videos is the time of recording, NOT the event date. The event is taking part on Sat 7th, December 2024.

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