Royal Marsden South Downs Challenge

This incredible coastal trek starts just outside of Brighton and takes you on 26 miles of testing terrain before finishing at Beachy Head. 

South Downs Trekathon walkers on the downs
17 September 2022
South coast
Event type
Walk / Trek
26 miles
Fundraising target
Registration fee

A special challenge for The Royal Marsden

Breathtaking route

Starting from the small village of Falmer, our route will follow the stunningly scenic South Downs National Trail. We will be trekking over rolling hills, high ridges peppered with long barrows, ancient earthworks, and occasionally magnificent panoramas over the English Channel.

We will also tackle some fairly stiff climbs and descents. And eventually we will reach the breathtaking final stretch over the white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters, before finishing on the highest chalk sea cliff in England – the beautiful headland of Beachy Head. 

Challenge yourself

Not for the faint-hearted, this is a tough endurance challenge, however the sense of achievement at the end will be tremendous. 

There will be full support throughout the challenge with marshals and water stops along the route.