South Downs Off-Road Half Marathon 2023

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£27.50 - £40.00
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Take on the South Downs off-road Half Marathon starting from Goodwood. This trail run will take you deep into the South Downs National Park where you will soak up some of the most spectacular views that England has to offer. With 3 distances to choose from, there is something for all abilities.
Participants
21k, 18.5k and 12.4k
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Calendar
Sat, 25 Nov 2023
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LocationPin
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Goodwood Racecourse, Selhurstpark Rd, Chichester PO18 0PS, UK
Start times
Sat, 25 Nov 2023
21k:
9:00am |
18.5k:
9:15am |
12.4k:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for South Downs Off-Road Half Marathon 2023
21k
Distance
21km
£40.00
18.5k
Distance
18.5km
£35.00
12.4k
Distance
12.4km
£27.50
Route information
Now in its third year, UK Running Events are delighted to announce the 2023 edition of The South Downs off-road Half Marathon starting from Goodwood!
Beginning at the Goodwood Racecourse, this ultimate trail run takes place in the South Downs National Park taking in spectacular views across the South Downs, and distant views of the North Downs, Chichester Harbour and the Isle of Wight.
The quiet scenic routes and stunning natural surroundings will overload your senses, making it one of the South’s must-do trail runs. This well-crafted off-road route will guide you from Goodwood along forest tracks, skirting Levin Down. The middle section of the route takes you along the iconic South Downs Way before the rewarding downhill run back toward East Dean. From here there is one final push up the hill to the finish at Goodwood. The trails include a mixture of forest fire roads, bridleways and single-track tree-lined trails, to keep you motivated and interested throughout.
With three route distances to choose from, there is a distance to cater for all abilities.
The event is timed and will have water station(s) on route to keep you hydrated. Available categories are 21k / 18.1k / 11.9k
What's included
  • 🎁 Two Finish Line Gifts
  • 👏 Personalised certificate
  • 🩹 First aid cover
  • 💧 On-course refreshments
  • 🥳 Friendly marshals
Train
How to get there
Goodwood Racecourse, Selhurstpark Rd, Chichester PO18 0PS, UK
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Parking
There will be free parking at the event site for entrants.
Event day logistics
09:00 21k starts
09:15 18.5k starts
09:30 12.4k starts
You will be sent both a posted pre-event information pack and an email 1-2 weeks before the event. This will include confirmation of your entry, venue details and parking information. You will receive your Race number and timing chip via the post.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 12 and older to enter the shorter distance events, for the longer distance event entrants must be 16 years of age or older.
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FAQs
Are there water stations on the course at the South Downs Off-Road Half Marathon?
Yes, there will water along the course so you can stay hydrated.
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Can my child run with me at the South Downs Off-Road Half Marathon?
Yes, there are junior entries for the 12.4k event, but each child must run with a paying adult. Any children over 16 can run alone.
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Can I bring more than one dog for the canicross races at the South Downs Off-Road Half Marathon?
No, unfortunately it's one dog per runner!
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