Sussex Downs Half Marathon 2023

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£27.50 - £40
Take on this fantastic trail race through the South Downs National Park with RunRebel. Soak up the fantastic views as you traverse fast and long-ranging trails. Expect a few challenging climbs throughout. With 2 distances on offer, there is something for all abilities.
21k and 12.5k
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9:00am Sat 2nd Dec 2023 - 9:15am Sat 2nd Dec 2023
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Plumpton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Plumpton Racecourse Ltd, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AL, UK
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Sussex Downs Half Marathon 2023
Route information
With over 1000 runners in 2022, the Sussex Downs Half Marathon is now in its fourth year running.
The Sussex Downs Half Marathon is set in The South Downs National Park in Mid-Sussex. Starting from the well-equipped Plumpton Racecourse, right at the foot of the South Downs, it is in easy reach of Brighton, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Burgess Hill and the A27/ A23.
The Sussex Downs Half Marathon has a lot to offer. Whether it’s picturesque and unspoilt views you’re after, fast and long-ranging trails, or a challenging climb, there’s something for everyone. There are two routes to choose from, a 21k Half Marathon route and a 12.5k Standard route. The routes start with a flattish 3.5k tree-lined section to warm up the legs before a tough climb up to the South Downs Way. The climb will reward you with spectacular vistas over the Sussex countryside, the Seven Sisters Country Park and far-reaching sea views.
From here you will run a visually rewarding loop on sturdy trails towards Brighton before heading back up to the South Downs Way which will overload your senses with its amazing scenery.
You will then descend from the Sussex Downs hilltop enjoying the vast and sprawling views before a flat final 3km to the finish. Catering will be available to top up the energy stores.
Regardless of experience or ability, UK Running Events actively encourage new runners to our events and have 2 route lengths to choose from: Epic (21k) and a Standard (12.5k).
Please Note: UK Running Events are unable to cater for Canicross at this event.
What's included
  • 🎁 Two Finish Line Gifts
  • 👏 Personalised certificate
  • 🩹 First aid cover
  • 💧 On-course refreshments
  • 🥳 Friendly marshals
How to get there
Plumpton Racecourse Ltd, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AL, UK
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Plumpton Racecourse is in easy reach of Brighton, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Burgess Hill and the A27/ A23.
Event day logistics
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.
Water stations
Please bring your own reusable cup or bottle for the water stations as all stations are plastic-free.
Unfortunately, the Sussex Downs Half Marathon event does not allow dogs.
All runners in the Sussex Downs Half Marathon will be given a reusable event cup, a medal, protein bar, and neck buff at the finish line! There is also catering on-site to fuel up after the race.
There is a shorter 12.5k route as a part of the Sussex Down Half Marathon if you'd rather enter a shorter race.
Children can enter the 12.5k, but all those under 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
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£27.50 - £40

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