Challenge Options

A seaside start on Saturday morning, you’ll Walk, Jog, or Run 100 km 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’ ~57 km (1st ) or 43 km (2nd) Challenge and start or finish at Brighton – alternatively, there’s a 25 km 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.

Note – The start in Eastbourne has changed to: Bramley Camping Park, Wannock Rd, Polegate, Eastbourne BN26 5PH. It’s close to Polegate Station, provides a better route to Beachy Head, and means there is a pre-event camping option on the Friday night now!

Full 100 km Continuous

Eastbourne to Arundel

3 - 4 Sept 2022

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 ~2,100m of climbing across the full 100km – but you will be rewarded with incredible views as you reach the top of these climbs.

~100 km & ~2100 m

  • Start: Eastbourne
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Arundel, W. Sussex
  • 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
  • 23 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 55 km – hot meal
  • 80 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • 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 Eastbourne & Alfriston
  • Shuttles from Eastbourne Station to start
  • Bus transfer back to  Eastbourne or Arundel Station 

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

4 available

Day 1 ~57 km & ~1250 m

Day 2 ~43 km & ~850 m

Day 1 – 3 Sept 2021

  • Start: Eastbourne
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Hove (55 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs
  • Overnight: local B&B / Hotel

Day 2 – 4 Sept 2021

  • Start: Hove
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for all
  • Finish: Arundel (45 km)
  • 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
  • 23 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 55 km – hot meal
  • 80 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • 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 Eastbourne & Alfriston
  • Shuttles from Eastbourne Station to start
  • Bus transfer back to  Eastbourne or Arundel Station 

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

4 available (2 for each day)

Full Challenge over 2 Days

Eastbourne - Hove - Arundel

3 & 4 Sept 2022

The 2 Day Full 100 km Challenge breaks down the route into two halves of 57 km on Day 1 and then 43 km 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 ~2,100m of climbing across the full 100 km – but you will be rewarded with incredible views as you reach the top of these climbs.

1st Half Challenge 57 km

Eastbourne to Hove

3 Sept 2022

The 1st Half South Coast Challenge is a tough 57 km with ~1250 m 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.

~57 km & ~1250 m

  • Start: Eastbourne 
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 10:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Hove
  • 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
  • 23 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 55 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 Eastbourne & Alfriston
  • Shuttles from Eastbourne Station to start
  • Bus transfer back to  Eastbourne start or Brighton Station 

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

2 available

~43 km & ~850 m

  • Start: Hove
  • Start times: Sat 3 Sept join a Full Challenger from 17:00 or Sun 4 Sept 06:00 – 06:30
  • Finish: Arundel (45 km)
  • 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
  • 45 km – BBQ
  • 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:

  • Bus transfer back to Arundel Station then a short train back to Hove

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

2 available

2nd Half Challenge 43 km

Hove to Arundel

4 Sept 2022

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 ‘marathon+’ adventure across the South Downs towards Arundel.

1st Quarter Challenge 25 km

Eastbourne to Alfriston

3 Sept 2022

The 1st Half South Coast Challenge is a tough 57 km with ~1250 m 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.

~25 km & ~660 m

  • Start: Eastbourne
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Alfriston, East Sussex
  • 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. 

  • 11 km – snacks & drinks
  • 23 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 easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for you r own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Eastbourne & Alfriston
  • Shuttles from Alfriston finish to  Eastbourne start
  • Bus transfer back to  Eastbourne start or Station 

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

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