South Downs Trek group

Endurance trek

South Downs Trek

Thank you everyone who took part!

Event details

Thank you to everyone who took part in South Downs Trek.

Jump straight to: What to expect | What you’ll get | What you need to know | The route | Why fundraise? | Support and additional information

Location: Starting line - Northbrook College BN12 6NU
When: Saturday 30th September 2023 at 7:00am
Event type: Walks and treks

How to pay in your fundraising

  • Pay online; quick, easy and secure – just type select ‘other’ when asked for your donation, and enter in the amount you’ve raised. Choose to opt into Gift Aid too!
  • Pay via Bacs Payment account no: 70574790 Sort code: 60-03-38 Natwest bank St Barnabas Hospices. Note, please quote the event name in the reference
  • Pay with cheques to: St Barnabas House Event Team, Titnore Lane, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6NZ.
  • Pay over the phone: Call us on 01903 254 777 and donate over the phone.
  • If you have set up a JustGiving page, we’ll receive your donations automatically.

We strongly advise not to send cash in the post

Two smiling trekkers on the 2022 South Downs Trek

What to expect

Whichever route you choose, you'll get to experience the amazing South Downs, including a path that takes in the hospice and our sister hospice Chestnut Tree House! Join us for a fun and safe way to trek the South Downs, with a professionally organised route, fully supported event with medics and marshals.

💙 GPS tracking and chip timing
💙 Fun BBQ lunch all together
💙 Full fundraising support

Image of a trekker with walking poles on the South Downs Trek route. With wording: 'SIGN UP FROM £30

What you'll get

💙 Bespoke finishers' medal
💙 Celebratory style finish with fizz and cake
💙 Professional photography we'll share with you for free
💙 Refreshment stops on route

What you need to know about South Downs Trek

26.2 Miles:

  • Standard entry fee: £40
  • Fundraising: Raise £285 for vital hospice care.
  • Parking: Free
  • Refreshments on route: All free!

13.1 Miles:

  • Standard entry fee: £30
  • Fundraising: Raise £150 for vital hospice care.
  • Parking: Free
  • Refreshments on route: All free!
  • Trek packs: You’ll collect your trek pack at registration, which will include your walker number and GPS tracker.
  • On the day kit: Walking boots, mobile phone, waterproofs and other layers (weather dependant), water bottle and any additional snacks. Download the full kit list.
  • Itinerary for the day: Registration opens at 6am, and we’ll all set off together at 7am. There’ll be signs up pointing you in the right direction – but you’ll also be able to use your GPS tracking.
  • Breaks on the route: There’s one refreshment stop for the 13.1 mile route, and a second optional stop. If taking on the epic marathon, you’ll get to enjoy five stops on your quest.
  • Four legged friends: Let us know if you’d like to bring your pooch with you! Dogs will be an additional £5 per dog and you will need to sign a separate waiver.

We’re offering a special discount if you’re taking part as a group. Grab your friends together for a memorable day out! South Downs Trek is the perfect challenge for teams of friends to get involved as you can train together beforehand but everyone can go at their own pace on the day.

  • Sign up a team of 4 and one person goes completely free
  • If you’re part of a work team looking to sign up your entire office – then get in touch and we can offer you a bespoke discount. 
  • The minimum age for participants is 10, all young people must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants will need to finish the course by 6.30pm.
  • The terrain on the route is very varied and includes styles, steep inclines and stairs – you will need a good level of fitness to take part.
  • Unfortunately this event is not wheelchair accessible.
  • If you need to trek with a guide (if you have limited sight, for instance) then please do let us know when you sign up – your guide will trek for free.

South Downs Trek route

IMPORTANT! Please read the following before downloading the map:

South Downs Trek has been carefully planned and approved in collaboration with landowners and authorities for the sole purpose of this event. We’ve got special permission to access parts of the route, and the permissions don’t extend to any other time. Please do not attempt the route outside the official event day as this could lead to unauthorized access onto private property. We appreciate your cooperation!

We’ll send the full route to you nearer the time!

Olivia and her trekkers

Why take part?

“Mum loved walking, so this was the perfect challenge for us. In her last few days, Mum asked us to fundraise for St Barnabas House to say thank you for the care she received, and we would never not do what she told us to!”

- Olivia, who took part in 2022