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This Challenge takes in some of England's finest scenery as a walk, jog or run. An Eastbourne start, up the infamous Beachy Head, through the Seven Sisters Country Park and along the South Downs Way. A Brighton midpoint, Devils Dyke, stunning views, sunset and sunrise all lie ahead, before the Cathedral spire of historic Arundel comes into view and a welcome finish line after 100k and an amazing personal journey. 50k and 25k options.

Take on some of England's finest scenery - up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the South Downs Way with stunning views to a Brighton mid-point. Devil's Dyke, welcome rest stops, ups & downs all lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an amazing journey you'll never forget.

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.

Eastbourne start on Saturday morning, you'll Walk, Jog, or Run along the coastal path & South Downs Way through day & night (for some) on this 24+ hour challenge all the way to Arundel. The 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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How to enter the South Coast Challenge

  1. Full Challenge - 100km

    Run 100km
    £198
    Event passed
  2. 2Days Full Challenge

    Run 100mi
    £198
    Event passed
  3. 55km - 1st Half

    Run 55km
    £129
    Event passed
  4. 45km - 2nd Half

    Run 45km
    £129
    Event passed
  5. 23km - 1st Quarter

    Run 23km
    £79
    Event passed

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South Coast Challenge routes

Eastbourne to Arundel.

2165m ascent
– Grass and chalk path terrain
– Eastbourne start – see the pier and shingle beach
– Marvel at the sea views from Birling Gap
– Seven Sisters Country Park – white cliffs
– Catch the effulgence of the water at Cuckmere
– Traverse the exposed hill tops to Southease
– Cross the River Ouse
– Half-way in Hove via the Brighton promenade
– See the 100m deep valley that is Devil’s Dyke
– Enjoy the panoramic view from Edburton Hill
– Cross the River Arun into the village of Houghton
– Arundel finish with views of the castle

Event Details

Overview

Take on 100km from Eastbourne to Arundel. You can take it on in one go for a Saturday evening finish if you’re running or walk straight through the night into Sunday. There is also a ‘2 Day’ option – finish your first half on Saturday afternoon/evening, get some rest in accommodation of your choice, then return to start bright and early at 6 am on the Sunday morning for the 2nd half, whether running or taking it at your own pace. You’ll find a fully stocked rest stop every 12-13km, with food, medics, great hospitality and even massage stations at some!

Raceday Logistics

Continuously – no overnight stop

TIMINGS:

START:
8am-10am Saturday 25th August 2018
When you register you can select an hour window between these times. You will be given an exact start time within that hour closer to the Challenge. Runners will be set off first.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
See below for your entry level:
Running – 9 – 16hrs
Jogging – 17 – 20hrs
Walking – 21 – 33hrs

LOCATION/MAJOR REST STOPS:

Eastbourne – 0km
Afriston – 23km
Hove – 55km
Arundel – 100km

Over 2 days – rest at half way

TIMINGS:

START(s):
8am-10am Saturday 25th August 2018
When you register you can select an hour window between these times. You will be given an exact start time within that hour closer to the Challenge. Runners will be set off first.
6am Sunday 26th August 2018
This is the only start time on Sunday for the 2nd half

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
See below for your entry level:
Running – 4 – 8hrs per day
Jogging – 7 – 10hrs per day
Walking – 10 – 17hrs per day

LOCATION/REST STOPS:

Eastbourne – 0km
Afriston – 23km
Hove – 55km
Arundel – 100km

FAQs

FOOD:
Snacks, hot drinks, energy drinks & water
– At every rest stop (every 12-13km)
Hot meal at 55km (half-way)
Hot meal at 80km
Hot meal at finish

South Coast Challenge weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

20°C
Predicted highs
15°C
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 12mph

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