Race information 2024

26.2 miles off-road/ trail marathon course. Limited road sections. Challenging terrain.

RACE DAY: Sunday 17  March 2024

Wallands School Hall,
Gundreda Road, Lewes,
East Sussex BN7 1PU

*Limited parking – ample spaces at County Hall (free to park on Sundays) or near the finish. A large course map will be on view at registration.

08:15 set-up
09:00: marshal briefing
09:00 registration open (ALL runners)
Bag drop open (for half way and finish drop)
Refreshments available – bring funds!
09:45 registration closes
09:50 runners briefing at start area
10:00 race start FULL Marathon
10:15 race start RELAY/ Dogs
10:30 School hall closes

HALF WAY POINT/ Relay change over
South Downs YHA
Itford Farm, Beddingham,
Lewes BN8 6JS

– Water/ feed station
– Relay change-over
– 10:45 set-up/ open
– Relay 2nd leg HANDOVER
– YHA cafe open 10-4
– WC & ample parking
– Leg one relay bag repatriation
– Free massage and physio

Runners are expected to reach the half way point no more than 3 hours after their start time, that’s 13:00 (1pm) for full marathon distance, 13:15 (1:15pm) for relay team runners or runners with dogs. Anyone coming in after those times will be asked for their race numbers and withdrawn from the race. Our marshals will leave their posts to get home/ get warm as soon as their section of the race is closed. 

Harveys Yard, Harveys Way,
(Off Cliffe High Street) Lewes BN7 2AN
Closest parking: Harveys Way/ Phoenix Centre car park, next to Harveys Yard

Harveys Yard, Harveys Way,
(Off Cliffe High Street) Lewes

12:00 set-up/ open
Commemorative gift/ beer tokens/ food tokens
Bag collection
Beer from Harveys & Sons
Pizzas from Circa’s mobile pizza van
Free physio

– Housedean Farm/ A27 bridge (tap not working)
– Kingston Ridge (top of the Yellow Brick Road)
– South Downs YHA (half way)
– Bo Peep (bottom of hill)
– Glynde Village
– Finish

This is a challenging off-road course through remote areas.
ALL RUNNERS are advised to carry personal water/ drink and sustenance.
A RUNNERS’ BRIEFING is available, has been sent out by e-mail and given prior to the race start on the day