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South Coast Challenge

Take on some of England’s finest scenery and walk, jog or run up to 100km from Eastbourne to Arundel.

Event details

Location: Bramley Camping Park, Wannock Rd, Polegate BN26 5PH
When: Saturday 2nd September 2023
Event type: Walks and treks
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How to sign up to the South Coast Challenge


Sign up on the Ultra Challenges website


Get in touch and let us know that you want to fundraise for us


We'll help you with your fundraising, send you a sponsorship form, hints, tips and information about us

Explore the South Downs Way

Starting at Eastbourne, the full challenge takes you over the magnificent Seven Sisters and along the famous South Downs Way National Trail with stunning views over the sea towards Brighton. Take a rest at the halfway point at Devil's Dyke and then take on the ups and downs before historic Arundel comes into view after an 100km amazing journey. There are 50km and 25km quarter challenge options – so make it your challenge, your way!

Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, t- shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement.

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More details about The South Coast Challenge
  1. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, register now on the Ultra Challenge website.
  2. When you sign up you’ll be asked what sponsorship option you want to choose. Select ‘Option 2 – Sponsorship for charity’ or ‘Option 3 – Mixed Fundraising for Charity’ if you want to raise money for us.
  3. You’ll have the opportunity to select which charity you’re fundraising for – and you can select Chestnut Tree House under the ‘Other charity’ option.
  4. Get in touch with us once you’re done and we will send you a bespoke fundraising pack!
  • Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!
    • Quarter Challenge (25km): Reg fee £15 / fundraising target £250
    • Half Challenge (50km): Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £395
    • Full Challenge (100km): Reg fee £45 / fundraising target £595.
  • Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost.
    • Quarter Challenge (25km): Reg fee £45 / fundraising target £135
    • Half Challenge (50km):  Reg fee £72.50 / fundraising target £218
    • 1Full Challenge (100km): Reg fee £110 / fundraising target £330
  • Self Fund – you pay the full cost of the event place-fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!
    • Quarter Challenge (25km): £79
    • Half Challenge (50km): £129
    • Full Challenge (100km): £198

Thank you for choosing us to donate your sponsorship to – we appreciate every penny.

Next steps:

  1. Get in touch with us and let us know
  2. We’ll be in touch with your own bespoke events pack, including fundraising hints and tips and sponsorship form.
  3. Once you’ve raised your sponsorship money and completed your event head over to our GoDonate page to donate the money directly to us.

You can find details about the challenge and what to expect on the day by visiting the Ultra Challenge website.

If you have a question about trekking or fundraising for us, please contact the Events Team.

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