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Sussex Downs Trail Run
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Take on this fantastic trail race through the South Downs National Park. 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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Sat, 7 Dec 2024
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Plumpton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Plumpton Racecourse Ltd, Plumpton, Lewes BN7 3AL, UK
Start times
Saturday, 7 Dec 2024
21k: 9:00 am12.5k: 9:15 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Sussex Downs Trail Run
Route information
With over 1000 runners in 2022, the Sussex Downs Trail Run is now in its fifth year running.
The event 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 Trail Run 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
  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Finisher’s Goodies
  • Chip-timed results
  • Water stations
  • Online results
  • 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
09:00 Half Marathon starts
09:15 12.5k 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.
Water Stations
Please bring your own reusable cup or bottle for the water stations as all stations are plastic-free.
Can I bring my dog to run with me at the Sussex Downs Half Marathon?
Unfortunately, the Sussex Downs Half Marathon event does not allow dogs.
What does my entry fee to the Sussex Downs Half Marathon include?
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.
Do I have to run a Half Marathon in the Sussex Downs Half Marathon?
There is a shorter 12.5k route as a part of the Sussex Down Half Marathon if you'd rather enter a shorter race.
Can my children enter the Sussex Downs Half Marathon?
Children can enter the 12.5k, but all those under 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
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