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The South Downs Trail Challenge


The marathon trail will start in Brighton where you will follow the stunning South Downs Way National Trail passing the historic Alfriston village. Heading south you will take to the coastal path above the white cliffs in Seven Sisters Country Park, the finest coastal paths in the country. Passing over the highest chalk sea cliff, Beachy Head, you will then make your descent into Eastbourne where you will be greeted by supporters along the seafront.

Run, jog or walk the 26.2 mile trail along the scenic South Downs from Brighton to Eastbourne – providing jaw dropping views.

support and hospitality

  • Morning and afternoon rest stops along with lunch stop – all food and drink provided
  • Fully-signed and mapped route
  • Full support from experienced event leaders, marshals and medics
  • A huge celebration at the finish with finisher's medal
  • Families and supporters welcome
  • Chip timed
  • Fundraising support with training plans

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