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Dawn on the Downs

A stunning and picturesque 12km trail run on the South Downs.


Take on Dawn on the Downs for Chestnut Tree House

Dawn on the Downs runner

Dawn on the Downs is a new 12km trail run on the South Downs, delivered by the team at Raw Energy and Chestnut Tree House are their Charity partner!

The venue for the event will be at Cowdown, a private farm on top of the downs close to Washington, West Sussex (RH20 4BA).  The 12km run has some of the best views around stretching as far out to sea as the Rampion Wind Farm and the Norths Downs and Surrey Hills to the north.  It’s not actually a dawn start, but it’ll be earlier than some of their other runs to avoid the midday sun if it shines. And what’s more exciting is that you can run with your dog!!

Registration information

Individual runner:  £18

Individual canicross: £20

Part of your entry fee will go towards supporting Chestnut Tree House.

(Min age for runner is 15+yrs on day of race)

Humans & canines get a medal and free photos – canines also get a treat and their are prizes to be won!


There will be complimentary tea and coffee before the race, as well as a coffee barista there and some great food and drinks after the event. Eleven Sportswear will be at the event and to keep the kids entertained while you’re out running, you can explore the countryside or take advantage of the free face painting!

For more information please contact Lauren in the Events Team on 01903 706313 or events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk