South Downs & Arundel Marathon and 15 Mile Winter Trails

Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel, England, United Kingdom

Sun 29th January 2023

Starting at 09:00

2 races

£34.00 - £48.00


What we are doing for you:

  • Races will be started in small waves to avoid congestion at the start. All races are chip timed so staggered starts can be achieved fairly.
  • Race briefing will be online for competitors to read in the run up to the race.
  • Sanitiser will be available at aid stations, the start/finish area and in the portaloos.
  • Aid stations will have wrapped nutrition which can be picked up quickly. You will be required to bring your own cup/bottle to fill up at the aid stations.
  • Anyone displaying symptoms will be asked not to attend.

What we ask you to do:

  • If you display any of the following symptoms in the 2 weeks prior to your event, please do not attend:
    High temperature/ New or continuous cough/ Loss or change in taste/smell
  • Please do not turn up more than half an hour before your race start time so we don’t have competitors from multiple race distances in the start area.
  • Maintain social distancing whenever possible.
  • Ensure you have a cup/bottle to refill at aid stations.
  • Move quickly through the aid stations or stand off to the side if respite needed.
  • Sanitise hands before and after using toilets.

Nothing in life has zero risk but………..

Outdoor events such as this one in the fresh air are low risk, especially when taking practical, sensible precautions!

BigFeat Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

New for 2023 and in keeping with our promise, to put on brilliantly thought out and planned trail running events, in locations that showcase just how beautiful our Southern English countryside is.

The SDW and Arundel Winter Trail Marathon 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


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  • Marathon


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  • 15 Mile


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  • Marathon


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What's Included

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


Pay and display parking is available in Arundel town centre.


Transport is provided to the start from Arundel Lido (race finish), BN18 9JG. Start is at Heyshott Village Hall, GU29 0DJ

Course Details

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

Start & Finish Points

Start Point – Heyshott Village Hall, Upper Cranmore, Heyshott, Midhurst, GU29 0DL
Finish Line – Arundel Lido, Queen St, Arundel BN18 9JG


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 no later than 7.15am

on the day

Registration – 8.00am

Event Briefing – 8.50am

Marathon Start – 9am

15 Mile Start – 9.15am

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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Lauren Jelley


Arundel, West Sussex

29 Jan 2023

£34.00 - £48.00


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