EVENT 17th Jun 2017

South Downs Marathon / Marathon Relay: 17 June 2017

Run 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of running enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Run 4 Cancer is a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

South Downs Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay

The South Downs Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay are fast becoming some of the most popular events on the UK trail running calendar.

Not only is the route one of the most beautiful given it takes runners through the heart of the South Downs National Park, but it is also one of the most challenging.


  • Saturday 17 June 2017.

South Downs National Park Marathon

Run 4 Cancer in the South Downs Half Marathon
South Downs Marathon Relay
South Downs Marathon Relay

The Routes

Full Marathon
The route starts in the grounds of Slindon College just outside Chichester, leading runners down the Monarch Way to the South Downs Way. From there the beautiful route follows the National Trail west towards Petersfield with the finish line at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Minimum age: 18 years.

Half Marathon
The Half Marathon will start and finish in Queen Elizabeth Country Park (near Petersfield) and will pick up the South Downs Marathon route at approx 22 miles and finish on the same route. The first 4 miles are a little flatter this year to prepare runners for the slog up Butser Hill - the hill remains though, for it's challenge and the stupendous views from the top! Minimum age: 17 years.

Marathon Relay
Teams of four are challenged to run the full Marathon Route with each runner completing one quarter of the total distance. Relay teams are responsible for their own team drop offs at the start and change over locations. Minimum age for members of relay teams is 15 years.

Subsidised Entry Fee

Sign up as a Run 4 Cancer runner and we'll provide a FREE place. All we ask is that you try to raise some sponsoship funds for Run 4 Cancer. To find out more or to reserve your place, simply fill out the form below!


South Downs Marathon 2017

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