Challenge Options

Join us for the mid-summer North Downs 50 Challenge! Our looped route is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty of the Surrey Hills, taking in chalk ridges and ancient woodlands. Setting out from a Guilford  basecamp it’s through Chantry Woods overlooking Chilworth and  Chinthurst Hill, with spectacular views at the top of St Martha’s Hill – also home to a historic church. With some ups & downs along the way – Newlands Corner, a nature reserve, provides some of the best views over the Surrey Hills. With easy access from London and the Home Counties by car or train – 50 km & 25 km distance options, and a Guilford basecamp with optional University style accommodation – there’s a fantastic challenge along the famous North Downs waiting for you!

50 km Challenge

Guilford Loop

22 july 2023

Starting at our basecamp near Guilford (you can stay in the ‘optional University accommodation’ on Friday before the Challenge, and /or on Saturday afterwards) we set out Saturday morning for a continuous 50km challenge – finishing back at in Guilford. You’ll get full support all the way – and there are 3 rest stops en route.

50 km & 830 metres

  • Start: Surrey Sports Ground – Guilford
  • Start times: 07:00 for runners, 07:30 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Surrey Sports Ground – Guilford
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 7 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
  • 50 km – BBQ 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 it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking near Surrey Sports Ground (basecamp) 
  • Shuttles from Guilford station to the Start.

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details.

2 available (TBC)

Surrey Sports Ground  – Fri 21 & /or Sat 22 July

  • Stay overnight close to our basecamp
  • University style accommodation 
  • Individual rooms with en suite facilities 
  • Friday evening meal & breakfast option
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

25 km & 530 m

  • Start: Surrey Sports Ground – Guilford
  • Start times: 07:00 for runners, 09:00 – 10:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Surrey Sports Ground –  Guilford
  • 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. 

  • 12 km – snacks & drinks
  • 25 km – bbq & fizzy drinks
  • 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 it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking near Surrey Sports Ground (basecamp) 
  • Shuttles from Guilford station to the Start.

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details.

Surrey Sports Ground  – Fri 21 & /or Sat 22 July

  • Stay overnight close to our basecamp
  • University style accommodation 
  • Individual rooms with en suite facilities 
  • Friday evening meal & breakfast option
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

25 km Challenge

GUILFORD LOOP

22 JULY 2023

Our 25 km looped Challenge sets out from Guilford early Saturday morning, along some of the most picturesque parts of the Surrey Hills  Way – with a rest stop at half way with snacks & drinks. After 25 km & over 500 metres of climd – it’s a celebration & bbq back at basecamp!

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