There are 150 places available and entries will close one week before the event (or when full). A waitlist option will be available if the event becomes fully booked.
Starts / Finishes
Registration opens from 07:00 at Steyning Grammar School Shooting Field, Steyning BN44 3RX. There will be rolling starts. The times are as follows:
- Walkers (expected finish time 10 hours plus) 08:00-08:30
- Walk/run (expected finish time 7 hours plus) 08:30-09:00
- Walk/run (expected finish time 5 hours plus) 09:00-09:30
- Runners (expected finish time less than 5 hours) 9:30-10:00
The South Downs Way National Trail has excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs to keep you on track. The route goes through England's latest National Park, including some of the most spectacular scenery and quintessential villages the South has to offer.
It's worth bearing in mind that there will be road crossings to negotiate. We also recommend taking the time to explore the route beforehand and carrying a map with you on race day.
Some of our favourite South Downs Way publications:
There will be four aid stations, between 6-10 mile distances, fully stocked with water, and sweet and savoury food to keep you fuelled.
Due to the risk of cross contamination, we cannot provide checkpoint food to suit all dietary requirements. If you require special food or snacks to suit any allergies or vegetarian/vegan diets, can you please bring your own. Put them in containers, marked with your name and checkpoint number and give them to the checkpoint teams at the start of the race.
We're going green
Help us do our bit to reduce the impact our events have on the environment by bringing your own reusable or collapsible cups for drinks at checkpoints and on the overnights. Some suggestions we love: the Salomon soft cup and the X cup.