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South Downs Way Hike 2018

Race for Life Hike 2018

South Downs Way Hike
Saturday 1 Sep 2018

£30.00 Women | £30.00 Young Women

If you love walking in the great outdoors then this is the event for you. Take on 20 to 26 miles of stunning countryside. Walk alongside hundreds of other strong women. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

Key Information

Date: Saturday 1 Sep 2018

Time: 06:30

Women: £30.00
Young Women: £30.00
Females must be at least 16 years old on the day of their Hiking Event in order to take part.

Venue: University of Sussex, Sportcentre Road, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RB View map

Distance: Hiking

Course information

Hike along the beautiful, unspoilt Sussex coastline, taking in a stunning section of the South Downs Way as you walk from Brighton to Eastbourne, Helen Gardens. Enjoy incredible views over the white cliffs of Seven Sisters Country Park, and from the iconic Beachy Head. Distance approx 26 miles.

This route is fairly challenging, the hardest section is the last 6 miles over the Seven Sisters to the finish line. This challenge is heightened with the fact that you would have already walked 20 miles before the Seven Sisters.


Meeting point

Parking at University of Sussex, Please use Car park 5 next to the sports centre. Alternatively there are Buses No 23 and 25X from Brighton and Falmer Train station (5 min walk to start).

There is limited parking at the start,University of Sussex. Please use public transport or car share were possible. Falmer station is a 5 minute walk from the start and there is a bus stop next to start. Buses No 23 and 25X from Brighton

 At the Finish there will be a shuttle bus to take any participants back to the start .Buses run every 30 mins from 3pm to 7pm. If you miss the last bus you will need to make your own arrangements.


No dogs allowed
Not suitable for pushchairs
Not wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers
No parking

Due to the nature of this event and the terrain this event is not wheelchair friendly.

Supporter / spectator access

Spectators are welcome to see you off at the start, cheer you back at the finish, and meet up with you at one of our three support points along the way (but they will require their own transport to do so).  Details will be available on the morning - please ask at the Enquiries Marquee for locations / postcodes.

If you know someone that is a mountain or orienteering leader who might like to help us on the day by being a pacer or walking marshal we’d love to hear from them – ask them to contact us via the Race for Life Hotline.

Course elevation

Race for Life South Downs Hike

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