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South Downs Half Marathon
South Downs Half Marathon
5th December 2020
The Sussex Downs Trail Run
16.9k & 9k Starting From Plumpton


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The Sussex Downs Trail Run, Plumpton, Sat December 5th 2020

The Sussex Downs Trail Run, Plumpton, Sat December 5th 2020

UK Trail Events

Dear Participants,

Thanks for entering the Sussex Downs Trail Run. Please read through the event information below.

Event Date:
Saturday 5th December 2020 

Start Time:
Please refer to your event information email / pack



We are delighted to inform you that your bib numbers and pre-event information for the Sussex Downs Trail Run are in the post. If you have not received your bib number before the event and are in a tier 2 location then please proceed to registration where we’ll be more than happy to help.

We have been working very hard to ensure the event is Covid-19 Secure and we would ask that you play your part in ensuring the event is fun and safe for all. We would therefore ask you to read the pre-information and Covid-19 procedures carefully in your preparation for the event.

Please pay attention to your starting time and arrive no more than 30 mins before this time. This will assist with our social distancing measures. We would also like to politely remind you to socially distance throughout the event and maintain the rule of 6.


Bib numbers have been issued to each runner in your booking. Please see your pack for further details or view your booking information on our website (account login required).

We look forward to welcoming you to the event and ensuring you have an amazing time.

All the best

UK Running Events

Part of the South Downs Trail Run Series

Routes: 16.9km / 9km

Date: 5th Dec 2020

Venue: Plumpton Racecourse, Lewes BN7 3AL

The Sussex Downs Trail Run 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 Trail Run 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: 16.9km Epic route and a 9km 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 than descend from the Sussex Downs hilltop enjoying the vast and sprawling views before a flat final 3km to the finish where a well-deserved medal, protein bar, pair of socks and neck buff will be waiting for you.

Please Note: We are unable to cater for Canicross at this event.


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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:

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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