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£7,750 prize purse for the top 5 male and top 5 female runners


2022 Athlete Guide


Welcome to the UK Ultra South Downs 100k

Welcome to the 2022 South Downs 100k brought to you by UK Ultra. A 100km point to point trail race from Arundel to Eastbourne. Starting in the picturesque town of Arundel in the shadows of the magnificent Arundel Castle the race passes through the South Downs National Park and some of the most beautiful countryside the UK has to offer. After accumulating over 8000 feet of climbing and descent runners will finish over the stunning white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head in the lovely seaside town of Eastbourne. Athletes of all abilities from novice to elite can sign up to take on the challenge in what we hope will become one of the classic UK Ultra races. The race is held under a full UK athletics permit granted through the Trail Running Association (Permit no. 4580).


Date: Sunday 29th May 2022
Start time: 5am
Finish time: 10pm
Start location: Arundel Football Club, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA
Finish location: Helen Garden, Eastbourne, BN20 7XL
Entry Fee: £125 £100 Early Bird (100km individual)
Distance: 100km (62.5 miles)
Elevation profile: 8000ft of Ascent, 8200ft of descent
Terrain: 95% trail, 5% road

Course Records
Male Female
James Turner Bethan Male
08:08:04 09:26:36
Male Vet (40+) Female Vet (40+)
Paul O'Sullivan Laura Swanton-Rouvelin
09:01:47 09:46:00

What is included

  • A fantastic run along a truly stunning, fully waymarked and signed course in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
  • A quality bespoke male and female winner trophy
  • Prize purse of £7,750 for the top five men and women
  • Prizes for all male and female winners in Vet categories over 40, 50, 60 and 70
  • Bespoke UK Ultra finisher medal
  • Live chip timing to track runners progress
  • 4 UTMB qualification points
  • 7 well stocked and volunteered aid stations
  • Free post race meal and pint of Local ale. (Gluten free, vegan available)
  • Free post race hot drinks
  • UK Ultra goody bag
  • Free downloadable race photos
  • Free post race bus services back to the start
  • Uk Ultra finisher T-shirt
  • Free post-race massage for all finishers
  • First Aid and medical cover
  • Event insurance
  • 15% accommodation discount at various finish line hotels
  • A truly great day out!!!!