South Downs at Night

Date of event: 1 October 2022

Join us and push yourselves to the limits by taking on the South Downs at Night marathon challenge, with Charity Challenge.

Join us on 1-2 October 2022.

On Saturday evening your adventure will begin around 8.00pm.

Trek through the night following the famous South Downs Way, negotiating the rolling chalk hills and cliff tops whilst taking in the amazing night sky.



There are two options available.

Self funder: Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £40 when you book. Then a balance of £159 payable five weeks before your challenge. Raise as much as you for Southampton Hospitals Charity.

Minimum sponsorship: Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £40 when you book. Raise a minimum of £325 for Southampton Hospitals Charity.

Further information on costs can be found here.

Did you know…

The sky here has the ‘International Dark Sky Reserve’ status making it one of the best places in the country to view the night sky!

So what a better way to experience this, and raise for charity.

About this marathon

Push yourself to the limit on this unique night time trek through the South Downs National Park. Following part of the famous South Downs Way, you’ll battle fatigue, the elements, and the demanding terrain of one of southern England’s newest national parks. You’ll negotiate the rolling chalk hills and cliff tops that lie between Firle Beacon and Beachy Head.

Walking until morning, you’ll cover a marathon distance of 42km, including the famous white cliffs of the Seven Sisters, before ending your gruelling hike on top of England’s highest chalk cliffs.

As dawn breaks, your hard work will be rewarded with breath-taking views across the South Downs.