South Downs Marathon 2023

Run 4 Cancer in this year's South Downs Marathon and help British families living with cancer. We have a range of free and subsidised charity places available. Simply enter your contact details below and we'll reply immediately. All our runners receive a training plan and the option of a Run 4 Cancer running vest.

  • Help families living with cancer
  • Subsidised entry fee
  • Low minimum sponsorship
  • Run with your friends

South Downs Marathon 2023

The South Downs Marathon is fast becoming one of the most popular events on the European trail running calendar and given the scenery on offer, it’s easy to see why! 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.


  • 17 June 2023

The Route

The race crosses the South Downs National Park, providing a challenging yet scenic route. The race starts and finishes at St Bede’s School in Eastbourne. Leaving Eastbourne, the course makes its way past Willingdon Hill, through Westdean Forest and past Longman Windover and Bostal Hills. After Cradle Hill, the route takes runners back to Westdean Forest to intersect with Beachy Head Road.

Already Have Your Own Place?

If you already have your own place and would like to Run 4 Cancer, we would be delighted!  We can fully support you with a training plan and a high performance Run 4 Cancer running vest… perfect for both training in and also for race day!  Just fill in the contact form below and we’ll get in touch right away! Thank you.

Apply For Your Free Place

We have a number of free and subsidised places available. All we ask is that you try to raise some sponsorship funds in support of Run 4 Cancer.  We set very low minimum sponsorship funds and fully understand that the cost of living crisis is impacting people’s ability to sponsor people.  To reserve your Run 4 Cancer place, get in touch with us using the form below. Many thanks for your support! We really appreciate it.

Event Date

17 June 2023

Event Time: 8:00 am
Registration Fee: FREE
Minimum Sponsorship: N/A

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 primarily a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer. We give families something to look forward to during the most difficult of times. 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. Find out more about us here.

Helping Families Living With Cancer

By joining Run 4 Cancer you will be directly helping families affected by cancer.
With your help we can help many more families like this. Thank you.

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