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South Downs & Arundel Marathon and 15 Mile Winter Trails

Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel, England, United Kingdom

Sun 21st January 2024

Starting at 09:00

2 races

£35.00 - £49.00

Organiser's Description

After our hugely successful debut this year, our Gold-Rated South Downs and Arundel Winter Trails Event returns for 2024! We showcase the best of our beautiful English Countryside, with a stunning point to point route, traversing the South Downs Way and finishing in the fabulous town of Arundel. Coaches transport runners from Arundel to the start and can be added to your event entry at check-out!

The SDW and Arundel Winter Trails Event has been designed by trail runners for trail runners! And if you are not quite up to marathon distance after the Christmas break, we have included a 15 Mile option to ease you into the New Year.

Both distances are challenging but gorgeous, fully marked point to point off road courses, that start in the quiet village of Heyshott and then follow the South Downs Way to the historic town of Arundel and its spectacular castle. 15 mile runners will drop down off the SDW and run along the River Arun before hitting the finish line, in the shadow of the castle. Marathon runners continue on the SDW and are treated to river runs, rolling fields and hills, there is even a hidden Gurkha Suspension bridge to navigate before you join the River Arun and head back towards the Castle and the finish.


  • 15 Mile


  • Marathon




  • 15 Mile


  • Marathon



Course Details

Challenging, but beautiful route which traverses the middle of the South Down's National Park.

What's Included

  • Bespoke medal
  • Scenic trails
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Well stocked aid stations
  • Free Parking


Runners will be required to park cars in the Pay & Display carpark at the finish location in Arundel, where they will then be transported by coach to the start point in Heyshott.

There is no car parking at the start location but if you wish to be dropped off then this can be facilitated.

Coaches will leave at 7.45am (marathon) and 8:15am and 8:45am (15 mile)


Start Point – Heyshott Village Hall, Upper Cranmore, Heyshott, Midhurst, GU29 0DL

Finish Line – Arundel Lido, Queen St, Arundel BN18 9JG

on the day

Registration – Will be at Arundel Lido before your coaches depart or at Heyshott Village Hall, for those of you getting dropped off locally.

Marathon Start – 9am

15 Mile Start (Wave 1) – 9.30am

15 Mile Start (Wave 2) – 10am

mandatory kit

All runners will be required to carry 500ml of hydration with them. Most will have hydration vests but handheld soft flasks will be fine.

As weather is changeable, especially in winter, runners are advised to also wear (and carry) appropriate clothing for the conditions.

We also strongly advise to download the GPX of the route onto a wearable watch or mobile device. Although this is a marked course event, arrows have been known to be tampered with, so a good understanding of the route is advisable.
There will be a bag drop tent at the start line. All bags will then be transported to the finish location and will be ready for you to collect when you get there.

cut offs

15 Mile – 4 Hours

Marathon – 7 Hours


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3 reviews


·4 months ago

Gotta give it 5 stars for how well organised it all was. Great stations and staff, made me feel really welcome. Probably not the best one to do for my first marathon, very tough course with the wind and the mud.. Oh the mud.. Great day though!

·4 months ago

Fantastic course, very tough with lots of hills and this year lots of mud as well. The winds didn’t help at all, but the organisers gave us plenty of warning beforehand to come prepared. The marking was excellent, the organisation spotless, the marshalls super supportive, aid station in good spots and very well stocked. Absolutely top notch. Well done for putting up such a good event

·a year ago

Beautiful tough course, well organised and overall a fun day out. Highly recommend!

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Arundel, West Sussex

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