Race to the King
Walk, jog or run along the stunning South Downs Way to the burial place of the first Kings of England. The breathtaking route starts near Arundel in West Sussex and runs through the South Downs National Park, until you reach the climactic finish on the steps of Winchester Cathedral. Fully supported from the second you sign up, you can choose to take on this challenge in one incredible day or spread the journey over two days and relax at overnight basecamp.
We have a range of packages on offer over the weekend. Check out the options below and then get rallying a team of people to join you on the start-line. If you’re thinking about breaking it into two days and are not sure about camping, rest assured that it is a highlight of any weekend with Threshold. Forget pokey showers and cold beans; think proper food, good bars, and an awaiting tent. It’s not 5 star luxury… it’s a lot more fun!
53 miles Double Marathon Non-Stop£129 BOOK
Charity Place Full Distance Non-Stop Pledge to raise a minimum of £425£39 BOOK
Weekender 2 days, camping, dinner and breakfast£199 BOOK
Weekender - Charity Place As weekender, pledge to raise a minimum of £425£59 BOOK
Weekender excl. camping 2 days without camping, dinner or breakfast£109 BOOK
Day 1 only Saturday Only£69 BOOK
Day 1 incl. camping Saturday only, including dinner, breakfast and camping£149 BOOK
Day 2 only Sunday only£69 BOOK
Day 2 incl. camping Sunday only, including dinner, breakfast and camping£149 BOOK
Below are the 2018 addresses*
Start address – Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RS
Base camp (midway point and Day 2 start address) – Hundred Acres Farm, Compton, West Sussex, PO18 9NN (the field is not exactly at this postcode, but closeby – this is the main farm)
Finish address – Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS
*Please note these address are subject to change for 2019.
Training programme for runners or walkers
Special offers on kit from our event partners and suppliers
Advice on how to get the best out of the event
Event team on hand answer all your questions
On route medical support
Pit stops with toilets, food, drinks, sports nutrition (i.e gels and isotonic drinks)
Fully signed route
Bag transport to the finish for all participants
Map book with information about the route, views and landmarks
A hot meal for all participants at our halfway base camp
2-course evening meal
Tented accommodation, with an inflatable mat
Access to basecamp bars and concessions
Evening chill-out area
A hearty breakfast to get you ready for the day ahead
Professional photos from the event free to download
Professional photos of you and your team available to purchas
Our first priority is your health and safety and we will have fully qualified medical crews at the start, basecamp, finish and every pit stop in between. They will be there mainly for serious injuries, but will also be dispensing advice on the best ways of dealing with your feet and the inevitable aches and pains that come with spending that much time on your feet.
Participant transport to the start and from the finish: We use a 3rd party who provide shuttles to and from key locations.
Merchandise: T-shirts and other event merchandise are available to buy before, during and after the event.
Parking and shuttles.
Starting at the Slindon Estate near Arundel and finishing at Winchester Cathedral. The route takes you along the South Downs Way, an ancient path along a ridge of chalk hills. Not only does the route offer breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, there are also numerous historical sites along the way to pique the interest.
- Total distance – 53 miles
- Total climb – 5,051ft.
- Day 1 distance – 23 miles
- Day 1 total climb – 2,718ft.
- Day 2 distance – 30 miles
- Day 2 total climb – 2,333ft