The South Downs 100 miles, is a point to point, trail race through the beautiful South Downs National Park. Runners will begin at the stunning location of Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Petersfield, before travelling along the picturesque Staunton and Monarchs Ways, finishing over the iconic Beachy Head cliffs of Eastbourne. It is a truly epic route with lots of flat running in the first half before hitting the hillier sections in the second. It has a real mixture of terrains to keep it interesting and some really, stunning scenery throughout.
Permit: Our permits are granted through the ARC (permit pending)
Entries are available on a first come, first served basis and once it is full, they will be closed. No waitlist will be in operation. In order to qualify you must have run at least a 50 mile ultra within the cutoff time since May 2021. Runners can enter before achieving this qualifier but it must be updated before race day. Entries will close 2 weeks prior to the race or once entry limits are reached.
Anytime until January 1st you are entitled to a 70% refund. A 50% refund will be available from this time until 4 weeks before the race, after which, no refunds will be given. The only exception to this is pregnancy in which case you will be entitled to full refund.If you can no longer make the event, there is the option of deferring your place to 2025 or transferring it to another runner. This can only be done up until 2 weeks before race day and, not after. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to do either of these.
We want highly competitive races at the sharp end of the fields and, welcome elite runners to come and compete for wins and course records. We do reserve places for elites and have packages in place to help. These are decided on an individual basis by the Race Director. If you are an elite runner and would like to take part then please email email@example.com