After 14 years we are making some changes to the format of the classic South Downs Marathon Day. The routes of marathon and half marathon themselves remain unchanged but we are taking out the marathon relay and introducing a trail 10km in Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
How to enter the South Downs Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
- Run 26.2mi
- Run 13.1mi
- Run 10km
South Downs Trail Marathon & Half Marathon routes
Starting at Slindon College at 9.00am the full marathon runners follow a route up onto the South Downs through woodland reaching the South Downs Way at 5.5 miles, then running west back to the finish at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. The free buses to take marathon runners to the start will depart from QE Park with the full marathon runners between 7 and 7.15am.
Drink stations: 5.5, 7.5, 13, 17, 20, 23 Miles. Gels at 13, 20 Miles.
New: We have introduced a cut off time of 7hrs on the route with intermediate cut-offs of 3hrs 15mins at 13 miles and 5hrs at 20 miles. Runners outside these times will be returned to the finish by minibus. This has been introduced as we can’t keep the marshals and medical coverage out of the course for the increasingly extended periods of the last runners in the last two years.
Questions & answers
Get answers from our team or a member of our dedicated community.
- 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 Just to let you know that the South Downs Marathon has been withdrawn but the Half Marathon is going ahead as normal and the entry is still open.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?! WendyHi 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
South Downs Trail Marathon & Half Marathon weather forecast
Possible drizzle in the afternoon and evening.
South Downs Trail Marathon & Half Marathon reviews
5 out of 5 stars
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