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South Coast Challenge

Walk, jog or run up to 100km from Eastbourne to Arundel

Event details

Location: Bramley Camping Park, Wannock Rd, Polegate BN26 5PH
When: Saturday 2nd September 2023
End: Sunday 3rd September 2023
Event type: Treks & walks
Find out more

How to sign up to the South Coast Challenge


Sign up on the Ultra Challenges website


Get in touch and let us know that you want to fundraise for us


We'll support you and send information about the children you're helping
Walkers on the South Downs Way

About the trekking challenge

Trek from Eastbourne over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the famous South Downs Way National Trail towards Brighton and then Arundel. There are half challenge and 25km quarter challenge options – so make it your challenge, your way!

Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, t- shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement.

More details about The South Coast Challenge
  • Charity Sponsorship–you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!
    • Quarter Challenge (25km): Reg fee £15 / fundraising target £250
    • Half Challenge (50km): Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £395
    • Full Challenge (100km): Reg fee £45 / fundraising target £595.
  • Mixed Funding–pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the eventplace cost.
    • Quarter Challenge (25km): Reg fee £45 / fundraising target £135
    • Half Challenge (50km): Reg fee £72.50 / fundraising target £220
    • Full Challenge (100km): Reg fee £110 / fundraising target £330.
  • Self Fund–you pay the full cost of the event place-fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!
    • Quarter Challenge (25km): £79
    • Half Challenge (50km): £129
    • Full Challenge (100km): £198

Whether you decide to take on the full 100km or 25km, you’ll travel across some of the most beautiful parts of Sussex.

Quarter Challenge –  Eastbourne to Alfriston (25km)

Half Challenge – Eastbourne to Hove (57km) or Hove to Arundel (43km)

Full Challenge – Eastbourne to Arundel (100km)

  1. Register on the Ultra Challenge website.
  2. When you sign up you’ll be asked what sponsorship option you want to choose. Select ‘Option 2 – Sponsorship for charity’ or ‘Option 3 – Mixed Fundraising for Charity’ if you want to raise money for us.
  3. You’ll have the opportunity to select which charity you’re fundraising for – and you can select Chestnut Tree House under the ‘Other charity’ option.
  4. Get in touch with us once you’re done and we will send you a bespoke fundraising pack!

Thank you for choosing us to donate your sponsorship to – we appreciate every penny.

Next steps:

  1. Get in touch with us and let us know
  2. We’ll be in touch with your own bespoke events pack, including fundraising hints and tips and sponsorship form.
  3. Once you’ve raised your sponsorship money and completed your event head over to our GoDonate page to donate the money directly to us.

You can find details about the challenge on the Ultra Challenge website.

If you have a question about trekking information or fundraising for Team Chestnut, please contact the Events Team.

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