Trekkers on the South Downs

Royal Marsden South Downs Trekathon

Designated a National Park in 2010, the South Downs' varied but accessible landscapes have been enjoyed by walkers and cyclists for decades and it is the most popular National Park in the UK today. This 26 mile trek to fundraise for The Royal Marsden, is the perfect way to take it all in.

Event details

26 May 2018
South coast
26 miles
Fundraising target
Registration fee

A special challenge for The Royal Marsden

Breathtaking route

Starting out in the perfectly preserved old town of Lewes our route will follow the stunningly scenic South Downs Way. 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

This is a surprisingly tough event over rolling Downs and cliffs. At 26 miles, it forms an enormous challenge for walkers. But it is so worth it.

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

What next?

Dates for 2018 are being finalised but are likely to be mid June. In the meantime, you can let us know you are interested and we'll be in touch when our lovely friends at Discover Adventure start to take bookings.