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29 / 30 Aug Bank Holiday Weekend

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Whether you're a keen walker and new to endurance events, or even a seasoned marathon runner looking to up the distance, your Challenge will be unforgettable, with full support & great hospitality all the way. 

A seaside start on Saturday morning, you'll Walk, Jog, or Run 100km along the coastal path, over the South Downs Way through day & night (for some) on this 24+ hour challenge all the way to Arundel. Or perhaps take on either 'Half' ~50km Challenge and start or finish at Brighton - alternatively, there's a 23km Quarter option from Eastbourne over the famous Seven Sisters. The full route goes through stunning scenery, with a Brighton half way point,  and the undulating path will test you - but will be incredibly rewarding.

With some training and determination you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

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FULL CHALLENGE
     100km Eastbourne-Arundel
      Continuous with rest stops
      Sat 29 - Sun 30 August

Challenge Options Concertina 1

Starting from sunny Eastbourne, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, onto Cuckmere Haven, and over the South Downs all the way to historic Arundel with view of its castle. This is a tough route with almost ~2,200m of climbing across the full 100km - but you will be rewarded with incredible views as you reach the top of these climbs.

Distance & Elevation: 100km/ 2170m

Start location: Eastbourne

Start times: 

  • 6.45am Runners
  • 7am -10am Walkers/Joggers

 

Finish location: Arundel, West Sussex

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 9 - 16 hrs
  • Joggers - 16 - 20 hrs
  • Walkers - 20 - 36 hrs (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 23km - picnic baguette lunch
  • 55km - 3 course hot meal
  • 80km - dinner / cooked breakfast
  • 100km - cooked breakfast / BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

 

FULL DAYLIGHT CHALLENGE
     100km Eastbourne-Arundel
      Over 2 days
      Sat 29 & Sun 30 August

Challenge Options Concertina 2

The 2 Day Full 100km Challenge breaks down the route into two halves of 55km on Day 1 and then 45km on Day 2 - you will get to experience the route in daylight as well as the opportunity to get some rest and sleep overnight. Starting from sunny Eastbourne, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, onto Cuckmere Haven, and over the South Downs all the way to hove and then historic Arundel with view of its castle. This is a tough route with almost ~2,200m of climbing across the full 100km - but you will be rewarded with incredible views as you reach the top of these climbs.

 

Distance & Elevation:

 

  • Day 1: 55km/ 1310m
  • Day 2: 45km/ 860m

 


Start location: Eastbourne

 

Start times: 

  • Day 1: Sat 6.45am runners, 7am-10am walkers 
  • Day 2: Sun 6-6.30am for all

  

Finish location: Arundel, West Sussex

 

Finish times:

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs per day
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs per day
  • Walkers - 10 - 17 hrs per day

 

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

  • 23km - picnic baguette lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 55km - three course hot meal
  • 80km - brunch/ lunch
  • 100km - cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

1st HALF CHALLENGE
      56km Eastbourne - Hove
      Sat 29 August

Challenge Options Concertina 3

The 1st Half South Coast Challenge is a tough 55km with ~1310m of climb - setting out from Eastbourne, you will make your way to the coastline and over the Seven Sisters. After some time at Cuckemere Haven, you'll make your way over the South Downs and finally descent into hove via Brighton's promenade. 

 

Distance & Elevation: 55km/ 1310m

 

Start location: Eastbourne 

 

Start times: 
06:45am Runners
07.00am-10.00am Walkers 

 

Finish location: Hove

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Runners - 10 - 16 hrs

 

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

  • 23km - picnic baguette lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 55km - three course hot meal
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

Getting there & away:

  • Start - shuttles from Eastbourne station - £5*
  • Day parking at Eastbourne - £3*
  • Shuttles to Brighton station after 
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish 
  • Coach back to Eastbourne after - £20*

 

Baggage services: Pay cash on the day - no need to book

  • Runners - FREE to finish
  • Walkers/ Joggers - to finish*

*Optional extras - book & pay seperately

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2nd HALF CHALLENGE
      45km Hove to Arundel
      Sun 30 August

Challenge Options Concertina 4

If you are looking to support someone taking on the Full Challenge you can join them on the route from 5pm Saturday onwards, or take on the 2nd Half Challenge from 6am on Sunday for a scenic adventure across the South Downs 45km towards Arundel

 

Distance & Elevation: 45km/ 860m

 

Start location: Hove

 

Start times: 

  • Sat - join a Full Challenger - from 5pm
  • Sun - 6.30am main start for all 

 

Finish location: Arundel, West Sussex

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Runners - 10 - 16 hrs

 

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

  • 25km (signed as 80km) - hot lunch
  • 45km (signed as 100km) - BBQ
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

Getting there & away:

  • Parking at Hove - local P&D
  • Shuttles to Arundel station after 
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish 

 

Baggage services: Pay cash on the day - no need to book

  • Runners - to finish (included)
  • Walkers/ Joggers - to finish*

*Optional extras - pay & book seperately

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1st QUARTER CHALLENGE
      25km from Eastbourne
      'The Seven Sisters'
      Sat 29 August

Challenge Options Concertina 5

Our 1st Quarter Challenge takes you over the most iconic section of the route - the Seven Sisters. You'll climb and decend over the undulating white cliff edges towards from Eastbourne towards Cuckmere Have, then stride along the exposed hilltops of the South Downs to the idyllic Alfriston village. 

 

 

Distance & Elevation: 23km/ 690m 

 

 

Start location: Eastbourne

 

Start times: 
6.45am Runners
7am - 10am Walkers

 

Finish location: Alfriston village, East sussex

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3 hrs
  • Joggers - 3 - 5 hrs
  • Walkers - 4 - 7 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 11km - snacks & drinks
  • 23km - picnic baguette lunch & fizzy drinks

 

Getting there & away:

  • Start - shuttles from Eastbourne station - £5*
  • Day parking at Eastbourne - £3*
  • Shuttles to nearest station after
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish 
  • Coach back to Eastbourne station after - £10*

 

 Baggage services: Pay cash on the day - no need to book

  • Runners - to finish (included)
  • Walkers - to finish*

*Optional extra - book & pay seperately

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Optional Extras...
     Baggage & Transport
     
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BAGGAGE

All baggage services are paid for in cash on the morning of the challenge only - you do not need to pre-book online. Baggage transfers are included for runners (up to 30L/10kg). 

 

Transfers to your finish

  • Full Challengers - £10
  • Half Challengers - £5
  • Quarter Challengers - £5

Transfers to half way & finish

  • Available to Full Challengers only
  • £15 for walkers & joggers

 

All of the following options marked* must be pre-booked online. 

 

TRANSPORT

Parking

  • Weekend parking pass - valid at Eastbourne Sports Park (Full, 1st Half & 1st Quarter Start)
  • £5 per car

 

Full Challengers (Eastbourne to Arundel)

  • Parking at start in Eastbourne - weekend parking pass (see above) - £5 per car*
  • Before - Shuttles from Eastbourne station to start line - Sat AM - £5pp*
  • Parking at finish in Arundel - local P&D
  • After - Free shuttles to Arundel Station
  • After - Transfer back to Eastbourne Sports Park (start) - £30pp*

 

1st Half Challengers (Eastbourne to Hove)

  • Parking at start in Eastbourne - weekend parking pass (see above) - £5 per car*
  • Before - Shuttles from Eastbourne station to start line - Sat AM - £5pp*
  • Parking at finish in Hove - local P&D
  • After - Free shuttles to Brighton station
  • After - Transfer back to Eastbourne Sports Park (start) - £20pp*

 

2nd Half Challengers (Hove to Arundel)

  • Parking at start in Hove - local P&D
  • Parking at finish in Arundel - local P&D 
  • After - Free shuttles to Arundel station

 

1st Quarter Challengers (Eastbourne to Alfriston)

  • Parking at start in Eastbourne - weekend parking pass (see above) - £5 per car*
  • Before  - Shuttles from Eastbourne station to start line - Sat AM - £5pp*
  • Parking at finish in Alfriston - local P&D
  • After - Transfer back to Eastbourne Sports Park (start) / Eastbourne station - £10pp*

 

MEAL TICKETS

All food on Saturday and Sunday is included for challengers apart from breakfast. There will be a breakfast vendor available at Eastbourne (Full, 1st Half & 1st Quarter Start) on Saturday morning. Please see below for your options for booking any additional meals for your or for supporters. 

  • Sunday Breakfast at Hove - £7.50*
  • Supporter Meal at ~25km - Picnic Lunch - £5*
  • Supporter Meal at ~50km - Hot Lunch - £10*
  • Supporter Meal at ~100km/Main Finish - BBQ - £10*
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