LONDON 2 BRIGHTON

Challenge Options

24/25 May 2025 - Registration Opens Soon

Richmond, London – Challengers eagerly await their start. There’re 100 km of trails ahead, 60% of it off-road, with some wonderful countryside before the final climb over the South Downs and the Brighton coastline comes in to view. The Full 100km, with 1,500 metres of climb, can be done as a continuous Challenge – or as a ‘Daylight 2 Day’ option with a camping option at halfway. With 3/4, Half , Marathon & Quarter distance options also available – plus a New 25 km Brighton Challenge  – there’s a Challenge here for all!

Full Continuous
100 km

Richmond to Brighton

24-25 May 2025

Leafy Richmond to sunny Brighton – over the North Downs and the South Downs, with some wonderful Surrey & Sussex countryside in between.  With 1,500m of climb, you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views, varied scenery, and some great off road trails. Tulley’s Farm, near Turners Hill, is the halfway stop at at 58 km where you’ll have a well deserved hot meal & rest, before tackling the 42 km ‘marathon’ distance stretch & over the South downs to the Brighton Racecourse finish line. It’s the original Ultra Challenge – and still a real classic!

100 km & ~1500 metres

  • Start: Richmond, W. London
  • Start times: 7am for runners, 7am – 9.30am for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Brighton Racecourse  
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

Every 10 -15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10 -15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 58 km – hot meal
  • ~80 km – picnic brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for you r own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Oaks Park, Tulleys Farm, Brighton Racecourse  – park your car at the finish in Brighton & get a train to the Start
  • Bus transfers from the finish to Brighton Station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

3 available

Walk, Hike, or Trek

London to Brighton
100 km < 24 hours!

Up for a NEW Style of Ultra Challenge?

Many who run & jog can crack the 24 hr/100km target. However, an ‘Ultra March’ is about WALKING at a brisk & consistent pace with like minded challengers to achieve it – a bit like a march! – but taking in the great rest stops & services of the London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge!

  • Participants opt in to the Ultra March category
  • Up to 300 will set off together as a big Ultra March group.
  • Single Start Time – 10am Saturday.
  • FREE Ultra March T shirt & headband picked up ‘on-the-day’.
  • Ultra March ‘Pacers’ set min. pace (with ‘sensible’ rest stop time).
  • Special Finishers Medal & Certificate .
  • ‘Hall of Fame’ on the Ultra Challenge website (optional!).

THE RULES:

Over & above the general Ultra Challenge Rules – with an Ultra March it’s:

  • STRICTLY WALKING ONLY (no jogging / running)
  • Stage times will be ‘checked’ to ensure the above.
  • You must complete 100km is sub 24 hours to qualify for special medal & certificate & the ‘HALL OF FAME’.
  • If you are ‘outside’ of the 24 hr target – you still celebrate with a conventional ‘Ultra Challenge medal / certificate.

NOT YET SIGNED UP TO THIS ULTRA CHALLENGE?

  • You will be able to ‘opt’ into the Ultra March Category on the ‘100km Continuous’ Registration / Sign Up Form. So follow the normal ‘Sign Up’ links.

Day 1 – 58 km & ~800 metres

Day 2 – 42 km & ~700 metres

Day 1 – Sat 24 May 2025

  • Start: Richmond, W.
  • Start times: 7am for runners, 7am – 9.30am for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Tulley’s Farm, Turners Hill (58 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs
  • Overnight: camp with us at Tulley’s Farm (see Bookable Extras) or local B&B / hotel

Day 2 – 25 May 2025

  • Start: Tulley’s Farm, Turners Hill
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for all
  • Finish: Brighton Racecourse
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10 -15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 58 km – hot meal
  • ~82 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for you r own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Oaks Park, Tulleys Farm, Brighton Racecourse  – park your car at the finish in Brighton & get a train to the Start
  • Bus transfers from the finish to Brighton Station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Tulley’s Farm, Turners Hill (58 km) – Saturday 24 May

  • Camp overnight at our ‘Half Way’ basecamp
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

3 available (2 for day 1, 1 for day 2)

Full 2 Day Daylight
100 km

Richmond - Turners Hill - Brighton

24 & 25 May 2025

The 2 Day option breaks the 100 km into its 2 ‘halves’- of 58 km on Day 1 & a 42 km ‘marathon’ km on Day 2 – so you’ll experience the route and the wonderful countryside in daylight – and get some sleep overnight. You can join our camp at Turners Hill (58 km), or book a B&B. On Sunday as the sun starts to rise we set out towards Brighton and over the South Downs and the welcome sight of the coastline and the Racecourse finish line where a celebration awaits!

3/4 Challenge
75 km - New

Sutton to Brighton

24 - 25 May 2025

A perfect choice if you’ve done a Half Challenge before – and want to ‘up’ the distance without committing to a ‘Full’ option. The route is 3/4 of the Full Challenge – so starts at Oaks Park (near Sutton), takes in the fantastic 2nd 1/4 Challenge route to Tulley’s Farm (in Turners Hill), and then on over the South Downs & the finish line at Brighton Racecourse (the 2nd 1/2 of the Full Challenge) after a tough 75 km. Do it as a ‘Continuous’ challenge – OR rest overnight after the 1st 33 km & camp at our Turners Hill basecamp (or hotel/ B&B) – and do the remaining 42km – Marathon – (2nd half) on Sunday morning.

75 km & ~1300 metres

  • Start: Oaks Park, Sutton
  • Start times: 9.30am – we will start runners off first, followed by   walkers & joggers
  • Finish: Brighton Racecourse
  • Finish times: Runners 7 – 12 hrs, joggers 12 – 16 hrs, walkers 16 – 30 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 56 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for you r own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Oaks Park, Tulleys Farm, Brighton Racecourse  – park your car at the finish in Brighton & get a train to the Start
  • Bus transfers from the finish to Brighton Station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill (58 km finish) – Saturday 24 May

  • Camp overnight at our ‘Half Way’ basecamp
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off for home

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

TBC – (should be 3 available)

1st 1/2 CHALLENGE
58 KM

Richmond to Turners Hill

Sat 24 May 2025

The 1st Half is a varied 58 km with ~800 metres of climb. Setting out along the river Thames, explore some of London’s suburban areas before heading up & over the North Downs and into rolling countryside. A half way stop near Sutton (Oaks Park) gives the chance to refresh & replenish before setting out on the final stretch to Turners Hill where you will be welcomed with a huge celebration & cheer as you finish.

58 km & ~800 metres

  • Start: Richmond, W. London
  • Start times: 7am – 07:00 for runners, 7am – 9:30am  for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10 -15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 58 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for you r own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Tulleys Farm
  • Bus transfers from the finish to Three Bridges Station 

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill (58 km finish) – Saturday 24 May

  • Camp overnight at our ‘Half Way’ basecamp
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off for home

 

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2 available

42 km & ~700 metres

  • Start: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill
  • Start times: Saturday 24 May   10am walkers/11am runners or if just join a full challenger when they are ready, OR 6am – 7.30am rolling start on Sunday 25 May
  • Finish: Brighton Racecourse
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 15 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 24 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 42 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for you r own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Tulley’s Farm, Brighton Racecourse  – park your car at the finish in Brighton & get a train to the Start
  • Shuttles from Brighton Racecourse to your start
  • Bus transfers from the finish to Brighton station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Tullys Farm, Turners Hill  – Saturday 24 May (before your Challenge)

  • Camp overnight at our basecamp
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting out

 

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

1 available 

2nd 1/2 CHALLENGE
42 KM 'Sussex Marathon'

Turners Hill to Brighton

24 or 25 May 2025

Take on the 2nd Half Marathon distance Challenge either by joining someone on the Full Challenge on Saturday evening to finish with them, or set off with most others on Saturday morning or early Sunday morning. From Turners Hill the route heads south through wonderful Sussex countryside, and then up & over the testing South Downs before the coast comes into view and the final few km to the Racecourse finish line in Brighton.

1st 1/4 CHALLENGE
25 KM

Richmond to Oaks Park

Sat 24 May 2025

Our 1st Quarter Challenge takes you from leafy Richmond and along the River Thames past Kingston. It is a scenic, varied, and fairly flat route all the way to Oaks Park, near Sutton – where a picnic lunch & celebration awaits! 

25 km & ~200 metres

  • Start: Richmond, W. London
  • Start times: 9am – 10am for walkers,  joggers & runners
  • Finish: Oaks Park, Nr Sutton
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – Picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for you r own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Oaks Park
  • Bus transfers from the finish to Sutton Station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

If you want to support someone taking on the 100 km Challenge you can join them at Tulley’s Farm from 5.0 pm Saturday onward – or just start the 2nd Half early Sunday morning for a marathon+ challenge through Sussex countryside, over the South Downs and on to the Brighton Racecourse finish.

2nd 1/4 CHALLENGE
33 KM - New

Oaks Park to Turners Hill

Sat 24 May 2025

33 km & ~600 metres

  • Start: Oaks Park, nr Sutton
  • Start times: 9.30am Sat 24 May
  • Finish: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 4 hrs, joggers 4 – 6 hrs, walkers 6- 10 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 33 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for you r own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Oaks Park & Tulley’s Farm
  • Shuttles from Tulleys Farm to your start
  • Bus transfers from the finish to Three Bridges

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Tullys Farm, Turners Hill  – Saturday 24 May (after your Challenge)

  • Camp overnight at our basecamp
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before heading home

 

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

Brighton challenge
25 KM - New

Brighton Loop

Sun 25 May 2025

A new 25 km option – and ideal if you’re want to explore the surrounding countryside around Brighton, and sections of the south Downs Way – with its fabulous views back over the Sussex countryside to the north. It’s a looped route – with a start & finish at our main Racecourse basecamp. 

25 km & ~400 metres (tbc)

  • Start: Brighton Racecourse
  • Start times: 10am for walkers, joggers & runners
  • Finish: Brighton Racecourse
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – finishers hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional parking & post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make easy to join & exit, These include:

  • Parking at Brighton Racecourse
  • Bus transfers from the Racecourse finish to Brighton Station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

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