Race to the King

5.0 · 1 review

Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel, UK

Sat 17th June 2023 - Sun 18th June 2023

Starting at 06:30

1 race

£30.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

After a challenging year for the Mass Participation Events Industry, we were incredibly grateful to welcome runners, joggers and walkers back onto the Threshold Trail Series in 2021.

Throughout the series we incorporated a number of measures to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 amongst participants, crew and spectators. As we continue our preparations for the Threshold Trail Series 2022, we wanted to let you know that we will assess whether social distancing measures will be required on events taking place next summer. At this stage, it is clearly too early to tell what will be in place next year, but we will continue to keep all participants informed as we build-up to the events.

For those who took part in 2021, we offered a COVID-19 refund policy, and we are pleased to say that a similar policy will be retained for 2022. The full details of this policy are available in our terms and conditions.

C-19 PLAN
Threshold Sports has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Packages: 100km Non-stop / 100km with camping / 100k without camping / 50k day 1 / 50k day 2

Are you ready to conquer the King?

Make your own history by taking on a 100km figure of eight route exploring the iconic South Downs and Chichester Harbour AONB.

Try an Ultra steeped in history and starting and finishing at the iconic Goodwood Racecourse. Explore two equal, but very different loops in the South of England with a variety of terrain and stunning landscapes that will challenge and inspire in equal measure!

You will be treated like royalty on your journey with fully-stocked pitstops, laden with food and drinks, an overnight Basecamp at Goodwood Racecourse and tireless support from our crew and medics

Top 5 Reasons to Join Us for Dulux Race to the King

A route steeped in history: take the Monarch’s Way to the ancient coastal village of Bosham and on to the mighty Arundel Castle
Support fit for a King: race like royalty with pit stops packed with food and expert support throughout
A wide variety of trails: Two different loops taking in coastal trails and the South Downs National Park
A family festival like no other: Bring the family for a fun-filled day of entertainment as they cheer you on
Effortless logistics: The Figure of 8 loop makes the simplest possible format to tick off 100km

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What's Included

From the moment you sign up we are there to get you fit and ready for your Ultra distance challenge

PRE-EVENT
- Training plans tailored to your package and level
- Top tips from trail running experts
- Exclusive offers from our event partners and suppliers
- Our team on hand to answer any questions you may have
- Join our community with access to the event forums to ask questions and share advice

ON ROUTE
- Fully signposted trails for navigation in day and night conditions
- Routes through heritage sites, AONBs and along National Trails
- 7 x pit stops throughout the 100km with heaps of food, drink, toilets, medical (and emotional) support
- Route checking and support throughout the event
- All routes and wave timings planned for minimal bottle-necks
- Individual chip timing throughout the event
- Event photographers at all the top spots along the trail

SAFETY
- Independent event and route risk assessments
- Rapid response paramedic teams throughout the event
- Qualified medical personnel at all pit-stops
- Medical clinics at the basecamp and finish points
- Centralised event control system for runner emergencies
- Additional support contingencies for extreme weather events

FOOD AND DRINK
- Fully stocked pit stops including: cereal bars, chocolate, sweets, fresh fruit, crisps, sandwiches, tea, coffee, porridge and more
- A mix of water, squash and flat coke at stops along the way
- Hot meals at halfway and a hot meal at the finish
- Cooked and continental breakfasts for those camping overnight
- Sports nutrition including electrolyte, hydration and recovery products from High5
- Additional food concessions at the start, halfway and finish for supporters
- Bars at the basecamp and at the finish
- Offerings for special dietary requirements throughout

BASECAMP
- 1,000 tents ready and set up for the campers
- Hot showers, plenty of toilets and a pamper zone with hairdryers, mirrors and more
- Dining area for thousands of runners
- Chill out zones with beanbags and stretching areas
- Fully stocked bars, cake & coffee concessions
- Charging stations
- Live music
- Fire pits and some extra evening magic

TRANSPORT
- Bag transfer to daily finish point for all runners and walkers
- Bookable shuttles to and from the start and finish points (additional cost)
- Parking at the start and finish (additional cost)
- We also do our best to shuttle people to finish or basecamps in case of injury or withdrawal, subject to availability

THE FINISH
- Top quality finisher’s medal
- Live MC welcoming you over the line
- Finish line photographer
- Hot meal when you cross the finish line
- Hot showers for all participants
- Spectator zones at the finish with food and drink concessions
- Onward shuttle options
- Merchandise stand
- Bag collection

INSURANCE
- Full refunds (excl. booking fee) in the case of event cancellation
- Deferral options if you can’t make the event
- Participant transfer options if you can’t make the event
- Enhanced booking insurance as an optional extra on registration

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
- Event merchandise
- Glamping options
- Shuttles to and from the start and finish
- Parking at the start and finish
- Individual Trackers
- Individual event photos from Sportograf

  • 1. A route steeped in history: take the Monarch’s Way to the ancient coastal village of Bosham and on to the mighty Arundel Castle
  • 2. Support fit for a King: race like royalty with pit stops packed with food and expert support throughout
  • 3. A wide variety of trails: Two different loops taking in coastal trails and the South Downs National Park
  • 4. A family festival like no other: Bring the family for a fun-filled day of entertainment as they cheer you on
  • 5. Effortless logistics: The Figure of 8 loop makes the simplest possible format to tick off 100km

How to Get There

BY CAR

There will be drop-off and pick-up areas at each location. There is a maximum wait time of 30 mins. It is free of charge and does not need to be booked.

If you drop out during the event it is your responsibility to make your way back to your car.

All cars are left at owners’ risk and must be collected before the car park closes.
BY TRAIN

The nearest train stations to Goodwood Racecourse are listed below. You can book a taxi from these stations to get to/from the event locations:

Chichester – Southgate, Chichester, PO19 8DL (15 mins)
Barnham – Barnham Road, PO22 0ER (20 mins)
Arundel – Station Approach, BN18 9PH (20 mins)
You can book a shuttle bus to/from Chichester Train Station to get to/from Goodwood Racecourse. Exact timings and prices are available under the Shuttles & Parking section on the Participant Information Platform.

Parking

Participant car parking is available at Goodwood Racecourse. This will be available to purchase prior to the event. An event parking permit will be sent to you in your Registration Pack and must be clearly displayed in your vehicle.

Location

Goodwood Racecourse, Selhurstpark Road, Chichester, P018 0PS

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Course Details

Full 100k Route
Designed to challenge the most experienced Ultra participant, whilst providing the perfect entry point for those taking on their first ultra-marathon. The 100KM takes you on a journey to the coast before looping back to Goodwood Racecourse and out towards Arundel Castle and the heights of the South Downs.

Day 1 Route
As you set off on your memorable journey down to Chichester Harbour and through the ancient village of Bosham, you’ll take in the panoramic views of this coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With rolling hills, luscious greenery and fantastic wildlife through Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, you won’t want your journey to end, even if it is at our fantastic Goodwood basecamp!

Day 2 Route
Setting off from Basecamp and heading through the historic town of Arundel you will witness the impressive Arundel Castle as you meander along the River Arun. As you head towards the finish you will journey across the South Downs Way, where you can expect challenging climbs amongst breath taking surroundings every step of the way, ending back at Glorious Goodwood.

FAQs

  • How fast do I need to be able to walk/run?

    We aim to cater for all abilities on the event. As a guide, the minimum speed to complete your respective distance is approximately 4km/h or 2.5 mph.

  • When do event entries close?

    The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 2 weeks prior to the event. No entries will be accepted after this time. If the event is sold out, registration will close earlier.

  • How much training am I expected to do?

    This is dependent on how much exercise you do currently. We provide you with comprehensive Training Plans for all distances for both running and walking. You will also be provided with additional training advice to ensure you are in the best possible shape. Other than that we recommend regular, consistent training – give yourself enough weeks to train but don’t overdo it!

Full 100KM Route

KEY STATS

Date: 11th – 12th June

Route: Goodwood Racecourse – Goodwood Racecourse

Distance: 100km

Elevation: 4,329ft

THE ROUTE

With rolling hills, testing climbs and stunning scenery, this route really has it all! Setting off from Goodwood Racecourse on Saturday morning, you will trek along the coastal path of Chichester Harbour AONB, through the picturesque ancient village of Bosham and up to Kingley Vale Nature Reserve.

With the second half of your journey even more beautiful than the first (if you can believe it!) you’ll cruise along the River Arun, past Arundel Castle, before you venture out into the breath taking South Downs to explore all it has to offer before heading back to the finish line at Goodwood.

DAY 1 ROUTE - 50km through Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

KEY STATS

Date: 11th – 12th June

Route: Goodwood Racecourse via Chichester Harbour

Distance: 50km

Elevation: 1,709ft

THE ROUTE

As you set off on your memorable journey down to Chichester Harbour and through the ancient village of Bosham, you’ll take in the panoramic views of this coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With rolling hills, luscious greenery and fantastic wildlife through Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, you won’t want your journey to end, even if it is at our fantastic Goodwood basecamp! With food, bars and a chilled atmosphere waiting for you, there is no better place to celebrate your amazing achievement.

day 2 route - 50km past Arundel Castle along the undulating South Downs Way

KEY STATS

Date: 11th – 12th June

Route: Goodwood Racecourse via Arundel Castle

Distance: 50km

Elevation: 2,613ft

THE ROUTE

Setting off from the basecamp early Sunday morning, you will be trekking amongst some of the best countryside Britain has to offer. Heading through the historic town of Arundel you will witness the impressive Arundel Castle as you meander along the River Arun.

As you head towards the finish you will journey across the South Downs Way, where you can expect challenging climbs amongst breathtaking surroundings every step of the way.

Ending back at Glorious Goodwood, you will be treated like a royal by the King himself as you cross the finish line and celebrate your victory.

Entry options

NON-STOP
The full 100km route in one go.

Package includes:
Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Full pit stop support throughout the night
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Hot food at halfway basecamp
Event timing from Results Base
Access to halfway basecamp
Hot food at finish line

WEEKENDER INCL. CAMPING
The full 100km route across two days.

Package includes:
Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Camping – 2-person tent per person
Hot showers
Hot dinner and breakfast at Basecamp
Event timing from Results Base
Access to halfway basecamp – bars, stretching area, concessions and acoustic music
Hot food at finish line

WEEKENDER EXCL. CAMPING
The full 100km route across two days. Camping not included.

Package includes:
Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Event timing from Results Base
Access to halfway basecamp – bars, stretching area, concessions and acoustic music
Hot food at finish line

Package does not include the following at Basecamp:
Camping
Hot showers
Hot dinner and breakfast

DAY 1 or 2 INCL. CAMPING
A trail ultra marathon starting and finishing at Goodwood Racecourse

Package includes:
Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Camping on Saturday night
Hot showers
Hot dinner and breakfast at basecamp
Event timing from Results Base
Hot food at finish line

DAY 1 or 2 EXCL. CAMPING
A trail ultra marathon from Goodwood Racecourse to Goodwood Racecourse

Package includes:
Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Hot dinner at basecamp
Event timing from Results Base
Access to halfway basecamp – bars, stretching area, concessions and acoustic music
Hot food at finish line
Package does not include the following at Basecamp:

Camping
Hot showers
Dinner and Breakfast

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5.0

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Gabriella

·3 years ago

Well done Threshold events. It was a very well organized event. Absolutely fantastic. They moved a 1000 people around without any problems. Pit stops were well stocked. Crew was absolutely fantastic. Super helpful, encouraging, cheering you on. The campsite was clean and everything to make it as comfortable as possible. All in all everything was great. I will be back.

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Arundel, West Sussex

17 Jun 2023

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