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South Downs Half Marathon
South Downs Half Marathon

South Downs Off Road Half Marathon

South Downs Off Road Half Marathon

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Please note, this route is on private property and should not be run outside of the event.

UK Trail Events

NEW DATE! This event has now been rescheduled to 23rd October 2021.
PLEASE NOTE: There are multiple dates for this event.
SOLD OUT! Why not check out our Queen Elizabeth Off-Road Half Marathon?


We are delighted to announce The South Downs off-road Half Marathon starting from Goodwood  

Beginning at the Goodwood Racecourse, this ultimate trail run takes place in the South Downs National Park taking in spectacular views across the South Downs, and distant views of the North Downs, Chichester Harbour and the Isle of Wight.

  • Undulating off-road route
  • Three distances ½ Marathon 21k, 17.5k, 11.2k routes
  • Timed event

The entry includes: High-quality finish medal, neck buff, sports socks, Protein bar, free parking, finishers certificate including name & finish time

The quiet scenic routes and stunning natural surroundings will overload your senses, making it one of the South’s must-do trail runs. This well crafted off-road route will guide you from Goodwood along forest tracks, skirting Levin Down. The middle section of the route takes you along the iconic South Downs Way before the rewarding downhill run back toward East Dean. From here there is one final push up the hill to the finish at Goodwood. The trails include a mixture of forest fire roads, bridleways and single track tree-lined trails, to keep you motivated and interested throughout.

With three route distances to choose from, there is a distance to cater for all abilities.

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

Runners - 21k / 17.5k / 11.2k 

Canicross Entries - 17.5k / 11.2k  (*Max 1 Dog per runner*)

Children are welcome to take part in the 11.2k and have a significantly discounted price but must run with a paying adult.

As you cross the finishing line you will receive a high-quality medal, neck buff, sports socks and a drink. Refreshments will also be available.

£40.00

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ALL BOOKINGS ARE COVID-PROOF. UK Running Events guarantee that all our events (Inflatable 5k and Trail Runs) will be protected against Coronavirus restrictions. We guarantee that if your event is impacted or postponed by Coronavirus, we will offer you the following options:

  • Guaranteed free of charge transfer to the postponed event.
  • Transfer to another Event
  • UK Running Events Credit which is Valid for 2 years and can be used against any event including (Inflatable 5K, Trail Runs / Virtual challenges)
There are no admin fees and events are able to be gifted to others as well. Book now with confidence.



We are very pleased to have St. Wilfrid's Hospice as our charity partner for this event, if you would like to help raise money for this great charity then please follow the link below and get your fundraising set-up: 

https://stwh.co.uk/

St Wilfrid’s Hospice is much more than a building. We provide tailored end of life care both in the community and at our Hospice, supporting our patients living with a terminal illness, and their family and friends.

All our vital services are provided free of charge, thanks to the generous support of fundraisers and donors. Only 16% of our running costs are currently met by the NHS and we rely on our community to fund the remainder, which equates to just over £7.7 million each year.

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