St Barnabas House South Downs Trek 2021

South Downs Trek

Feel the freedom in this marathon trek for your local hospice.

Event details

Stomp the trails this spring and take on the swooping South Downs and all it has to offer. With a fully signed 26.2 mile circular route, refreshment stops, marshals and first aid to keep you safe, this professionally organised trekathon has everything you need to cross the finish line safely in style.

Registration Fee: £40 | Minimum Sponsorship: £250 per person

Location: Northbrook College, Littlehampton Rd, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 6NU
When: Saturday 26th March 2022 at 7:00am
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Challenge yourself today!

Limited places available, so sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

Whether you are taking part in memory of a loved one, getting a group of mates together for a bit of fun, using it as a team building day, or are taking on a personal challenge, we want to see you on Saturday 26 March 2022 for a fantastic day out on the Downs!

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Your sponsorship

Your £40 registration fee covers the cost of putting on the event only. To help reach everyone who needs hospice care we ask everyone taking part to raise a minimum of £250. Every pound you raise will go directly to support local people and their families cared for by St Barnabas House.

We're here to help you throughout your fundraising journey

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St Barnabas House South Downs Trek

We're no spring chickens!

Amazing experience and met some truly fabulous people. Thank you to all the volunteers along the way, we couldn’t have done it without you. Same time next year?

- Suzanne Heath, South Downs Trekker 2020

The difference you make

These are some of the ways in which your sponsorship might be spent


is enough to give a patient a whole night of care at home, giving carers a night off


gives bereaved relatives the chance to get therapeutic support


means a patient can spend their last days at the hospice, surrounded by loved ones
Frequently asked questions
Find out more about your challenge

Registration fee: £40

Minimum sponsorship: £250 per person

Registration closes: Sunday 13 March 2022

Minimum age: Entrants must be 14 years and over. Any participant 16 or under must be accompanied by a guardian for the duration of the challenge. Children and Guardians must be on a ratio of 1:1.

Whats included in my registration fee?

  • Event fundraising pack
  • Kit list
  • GPS tracking
  • Chip timing results
  • Refreshments and lunch on route (3 stops on route)
  • Free, secure parking for the duration of your challenge
  • Full Event support – marshals, support walkers, medics
  • Fundraising and training advice and support
  • Medal upon completion

Trek length: 26.2 mile (full marathon) circular, off-road

Start and finish venue: Northbrook College, Goring, BN12 6NU

Refreshment stops: 

08:00 to 11:00 – Findon Village Hall, light refreshments, mile 7 approx.

09:30 to 13:00 – Washington Village Hall, full lunch, mile 13 approx.

10:00 to 16:00 – Michelgrove Lane, Angmering Park Estates, light refreshments, mile 19 approx.

How long will it take? Between 7 and 11 hours. The walk must be completed within 12 hours.

Can I walk with my dog? Yes. If you are considering taking part with your dog you will need to sign a seperate challenge declaration. Please contact the team on 01903 254777 or

Register with confidence with our COVID-19 Promise.

While there are no government guidelines currently in place, the safety of all our trekkers, volunteers, staff, and suppliers are paramount. You are free to wear a mask if you so wish but it is not compulsory. Please respect others. There will be PPE available at registration and the rest stops.

Please do not attend the South Downs Trek if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or you or a member of your household has tested positive in the last 7 days. If you are in any doubt please test before arrival.

The South Downs Trek lends itself to social distancing with all event activities such as registration, rest stops, and the challenge itself all outside. Once you set off you will naturally separate from other trekkers while on route.

Remember, Hand – Face – Space.

Full FAQs document

Contact us: 01903 254777 or