Challenge Options

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.

Full 100 km Continuous

Eastbourne to Arundel

4 - 5 Sept 2021

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.

100 km & 2170 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

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Eastbourne station to start (Sat am) – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Eastbourne – £5
  • Drop off parking at Eastbourne – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Arundel station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Arundel – local P&D

4 available

Full Challenge
over 2 Days

Eastbourne > Hove > Arundel

4 & 5 Sept 2021

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.

Day 1 – 55 km & 1310 m

Day 2 – 45 km & 860 m

Day 1 – 4 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 – 5 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

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Eastbourne to start (Sat am) – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Eastbourne – £5
  • Drop off parking at Eastbourne – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Arundel station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Arundel – local P&D

4 available (2 for each day)

1st Half
Challenge ~55 km

Eastbourne to Hove

4 Sept 2021

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. 

55 km & 1310 m

  • Start: Kendal, Cumbria 
  • 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

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Eastbourne station to start (Sat am) – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Eastbourne – £5
  • Drop off parking at Eastbourne – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Brighton station – £5
  • Pick up parking at Hove – local P&D

2 available

2nd Half
Challenge 45 km

Hove to Arundel

5 Sept 2021

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.

45 km & 860 m

  • Start: Hove
  • Start times: Sat 4 Sept join a Full Challenger from 17:00 or Sun 5 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

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Park at Hove – local P&D
  • Drop off parking at Hove – local P&D

After

  • Shuttle to Arundel startion – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Arundel – local P&D

2 available

1st Quarter
Challenge 23 km

Eastbourne to Alfriston

4 Sept 2021

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. 

23 km & 690 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

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Eastbourne station to start (Sat am) – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Eastbourne – £5
  • Drop off parking at Eastbourne – FOC

After

  • Shuttle back to Eastbourne start or station – £10
  • Pick up parking at Alfriston – local P&D

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