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Sunday 10th May 2020

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Entries Open
Sunday 1st December 2019
Entries Close
Monday 16th March 2020 at 12:00
Entry Fees
LDWA Member   £9.00   
Non Member   £13.00   

No entries on the day

Event Coordinator - Manfred Engler
07754 833 904

LDWA South Downs Marathon - 28 miles in 10 hours

Crossing some of the most beautiful countryside in the South Downs National Park including Seven Sisters, Cuckmere Haven, Firle Beacon via 4000+ft of ascent, also visiting the iconic downland villages of Littlington, Firle and Alfriston.

Location: East Dean Village Hall, Gilberts Drive, BN20 0DR, just off A259, 3 miles west of Eastbourne. (EX123/OL25, LR199, GR557977).

Entry includes a certificate for all in-time finishers and a light meal at the end.  Single CP with food and hot drinks at the half way point, 2 clip/water points en-route.  Badge available. Runners welcome. Bring your own mug!

For non-online entries SAE to David Hodge, 31 Egerton Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3HJ or email Acknowledgement by Email unless SAE provided.  Cheques payable to LDWA Sussex Group.

Route Description.  A full route description will be provided, either as a download from the Sussex Group website or on paper if SAE (A5 or A4 with Large letter stamp) provided.  Available from mid-April.  A GPX file may also be available.

Registration from 8am. Car parking is in the field next to the Hall.  Luggage may be left in the Hall.

Start: 9am walkers, 10am runners.

Results will be on the Sussex Group website shortly after the event.

Further important information can be found on the Sussex Group website.  Please read it!


  • The LDWA South Downs Marathon is open to walkers and runners who must be over 18 years of age on the day of the event. 
  • Membership of the LDWA is not required. 
  • No entries on the day.
  • Sorry, no dogs.
  • The opening and closing times of the check and clip points will be strictly adhered to. 
  • To qualify for a certificate all entrants must finish by 1900 and pass through all the check and clip points, within the time limits.
  • The weather on the South Downs can change quickly so dress accordingly.
  • All entrants should carry maps to cover the whole route (OS Landranger 198*/199 or Explorer 123/OL25).  * As only a small part of Landranger 198 is required an OS Get-A-Map based copy of the required portion will be available with the route description. 

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