The South Downs 50k is a 50km point to point trail race from Falmer to Eastbourne. The race passes through the stunning South Downs National Park and some of nicest trails the U.K. has to offer before finishing over the iconic white cliffs of Beachy Head. The route takes in over 3,500 feet of elevation gain and descent but is the perfect introduction to trail running for newbie ultra runners and, also anyone looking to push themselves over what is a classic ultra distance.
Permit: Our permits are granted through 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. No qualifier is needed in order to participate. 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, course records and prize money. 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.