Published on February 24, 2016
The South Downs Trail Challenge
The South Downs Trail Challenge takes runners the 26.2miles from Brighton to Eastbourne with plenty of gorgeous scenery along the South Downs for distraction. Following the well-marked South Downs Way National Trail and passing the historic Alfriston village, the course heads south above the white cliffs in Seven Sisters Country Park and passes over the magnificent Beachy Head before reaching its conclusion on Eastbourne’s seafront.
The chip-timed South Downs Trail Challenge includes morning and afternoon rest stops along with lunch stop (all food and drink provided), fully signed and mapped route, a ‘huge celebration at the finish’, medal and coach return to Brighton. The event is staged to raise funds for JDRF, who research type 1 diabetes, so whilst the £37.50 entry fee is more than reasonable there’s an additional fund-raising target of £399 that each entrant is asked to strive for. It’s an excellent cause and well worth the effort.
Team entry is also on offer for groups of five at £150 with a sponsorship target of £1,995. Full details of The South Downs Trail Challenge at jdrf.org.uk