Times based on last year's event
07:15 - 08:40 Race registration
08:00 - 09:00 50k staggered start begins
18:00 Final cut-off time
Registration and race pack collection will start at 7:15am at Christs Hospital School.
Bag drop will be available at the starting line. At registration, athletes will be provided with a Run to the Sea drawstring bag for their essentials to be transported in to the finish line. No other bags will be accepted - this is a FREE service.
There will be four aid stations on the course, spread approximately 10k apart. It is mandatory to visit each checkpoint, regardless of whether you require water/ food. Athletes may have their own personal nutrition delivered to checkpoints 3 & 4 ahead of time by dropping it in the designated box at the starting line - this is a FREE service.
This is a fully marked course. For the first 22ks athletes will be able to follow the Downs Link signs. From 25k - 37k, they will also be able to follow the South Downs Way signs until the course diverts at 37k. Participants will receive the final GPS file for the route the week before race day. There will be a google maps version of the route available, complete with checkpoints and any public toilets along the route.
Please make sure you download the final version of the map as changes could be made
The cut-off time for this event is 10 hours from the first start time at 8am. This means the earlier you start, the more time you get. Each checkpoint will have its own cut-off time and athletes will be required to retire if they fall behind this time.
All participants must be 20 years of age or older on race day.
There will be toilets available at the start and finish lines as well as halfway through the race at checkpoint 2.