South Downs off road Half Marathon Run

Be a local hero and take on the ultimate trail runs through the beautiful South Downs National park 

Starting at Goodwood, UK Running Events is bringing an off road half marathon along with other distances to West Sussex. St Wilfrid's Hospice are the charity partner for the this run so you can take on a run along through your local national park whilst supporting hospice care in your community. 

Beginning at the Goodwood Racecourse, this ultimate trail run takes place in the South Downs National Park taking in spectacular views across the South Downs, and distant views of the North Downs, Chichester Harbour and the Isle of Wight.

  • Undulating off-road route
  • Three distances ½ Marathon 21k, 17.5k, 11.2k routes
  • Timed event

The entry includes: High-quality finish medal, neck buff, sports socks, Protein bar, free parking, finishers certificate with name & finish time

The quiet scenic routes and stunning natural surroundings will overload your senses, making it one of the South’s must-do trail runs. This well crafted off-road route will guide you from Goodwood along forest tracks, skirting Levin Down. The middle section of the route takes you along the iconic South Downs Way before the rewarding downhill run back toward East Dean. From here there is one final push up the hill to the finish at Goodwood. The trails include a mixture of forest fire roads, bridleways and single track tree-lined trails, to keep you motivated and interested throughout.

With three route distances to choose from, there is a distance to cater for all abilities.

The event is timed and will have water stations on route to keep you hydrated. Available categories: 

  • Runners - 21k / 17.5k / 11.2k 
  • Canicross Entries - 17.5k / 11.2k  (*Max 1 Dog per runner*)

Children are welcome to take part in the 11.2k and have a significantly discounted price but must run with a paying adult.

If you have registered already with UK Running Events then all you need to do is set up your sponsorship page to join #TeamWilf. We will then get in touch about your free t-shirt!

Join #teamwilf and every kilometer you run and every penny you raise will help us continue supporting families with first class care.

Bev said, “Having St Wilfrid’s those last two days made all the difference. We can actually remember our last shared laugh with Mum - with us riding the stair lift up and down sharing and spilling cups of tea on the way up and down, with mum listening in from her bedroom.  It’s those simple little moments that take you back and you can cherish ever afterward. As sad a time as it was, Mum looked herself more than she had done in the past year; she faced the end without fear.”

As part of #teamwilf you will receive a St Wilfrid’s Hospice vest or t shirt to wear on the day. All you have to do is set up your online sponsorship page or get in touch with us at fundraising@stwh.org.uk

If you haven't yet registered to this event yet you can do so through the UK Running Events website below. 

If you are taking part in this event and just want to make a donation to support St Wilfrid's Hospice care please click below. 

With thanks to UK Running Events for choosing St Wilfrid’s as charity of choice for these local events