South Downs Half Marathon & 10k
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Experience running the stunning trails of the South Downs and take in some awesome views as you complete a half marathon or 10k with routes entirely within the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. You're sure to be treated to a perfect summer day out with a bespoke finisher's medal to cap it off.
Half Marathon, 10k, Half Marathon Canicross, and 1 more
Sat, 11 Jun 2022
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on 2,000 participants
Based on location and reviews
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, S Downs Way, Waterlooville PO8 0QE, UK
Sat, 11 Jun 2022
Half Marathon:10:00am |
Half Marathon Canicross:9:55am |
Both the half marathon and 10k routes will start and finish at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitors Centre and be entirely within the park and South Downs. You'll follow some of the best trails that the South Downs has to offer, taking some truly scenic routes.
There will be plenty of rolling hills to contend with - the 10k route is a gradual climb up to halfway then a downhill return to the finish at the base of Butser Hill. From the start in the Country Park, the half marathon route then crosses fields to the Village of Chalton before picking up the Sussex Border Path, bringing you to the South Downs Way. The route then heads back along the South Downs Way back through QE Park to the finish.
Organizer route images
- Finisher's Medal
- Category prizes
- Drinks stations
- Energy snacks/ gels
- Professional medical back up
- Free parking
How to get there
Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, S Downs Way, Waterlooville PO8 0QE, UKGet full directions
There will be free parking for participants in the South Downs Half Marathon & 10k at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
This event is easily accessible by car with the Queen Elizabeth Country Park located just off the A3 which connects to London and Portsmouth.
Event day logistics
09:55 Canicross wave starts
10:00 Half marathon starts - wave 1
10:10 Half marathon starts - wave 2
10:20 10k starts
Runners for the half marathon must be aged 17 or over to take part and runners for the 10k must be aged 15 or over.
- You can only run with your dog if you register for a Canicross entry
- All Canicross entries will start in a dedicated wave to ensure maximum enjoyment for all race entrants
- All dogs will receive a dog medal
- Dogs must be kept on harness at all times during the race and in the event village
- Please carry snacks and water that your dog may need while running on the course
- Make sure to clear up after your dog
There will be toilets at the start/ finish area. Medical back up will be on hand should you need it. You'll be able to park on-site for free.
There'll be 3 drinks stations on the half marathon route and 1 on the 10k route.
All entries will close on Wednesday 8th June at 12:00pm (No entries will be accepted after this time).
All spectators welcome - the South Downs is a fantastic location for a day out after the races have finished.
Will there be drinks stations on the South Downs Half Marathon & 10k?
Yes - there'll be 3 drinks stations along the half marathon route, 1 on the 10k route and drinks at the finish.
How old do I have to be to take part in the South Downs Half Marathon & 10k?
Runners for the half marathon must be at least aged 17 to take part and for the 10k aged 15 to take part.
What kind of terrain will there be at the South Downs Half Marathon & 10k?
You'll be running along the trails in the South Downs. These trails might be uneven underfoot.
I really enjoyed this. It was really well organised, brilliantly marshalled and signposted. It was a bit hilly but that was part of the fun! Im definitely doing it again this year. After some hill training!!
5.0Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Is there a waiting list for entry to the 2019 South Downs marathon and half-marathon?
Hi there. Just to let you know that the South Downs Marathon has been withdrawn but the Half Marathon is going ahead as normal and the entry is still open.
Thanks for getting back to me, but your website says entry for the South Downs half marathon is closed - how do I apply?! Wendy
Hi there Wendy, you should be able to enter now. All the best!
Where do I find a detailed map/description of the South Downs half marathon route?
Hi there. Please see the link for a route map - https://www.209events.com/assets/uploads/files/South%20Downs/South%20Downs%20Half%20Marathon%20Route%202015.pdf
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