South Coast Challenge

Experience some of the country’s best views whilst tackling a great challenge over an unforgettable weekend on 25-26 August

Setting off from Eastbourne, you’ll head through Seven Sisters Country Park and along the National Trail of the South Downs Way whilst enjoying the views from the chalky cliffs at Beachy Head. 

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Reaching halfway point at seaside town Brighton, you will experience a beautiful sunset and sunrise before following the river into historic Arundel where you’ll receive a warm welcome at the finish line after an amazing 100km. Half and quarter route options are also available.

Register your place on one or more of these exciting challenges

ChallengeRegistration feeSponsorship target
South Coast Challenge 100km£80£425
South Coast Challenge 50km£60£275
South Coast Challenge 25km£40£175

Battersea will receive £285 (100km), £185 (50km), £115 (25km) from your minimum sponsorship with the remainder covering the costs of your challenge. Battersea will also receive anything you raise over the minimum sponsorship target and this will go towards the running of our centres.

The route will be split into four stages with rest stops between each and you’ll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on your challenge!

  • Join as an Individual or as a Team
  • Choose a distance that suits you
  • Walk at your pace- 24+ hours
  • Rest stops with free food & drink
  • Fully signed route
  • Medics, massage, and pace walkers
  • Medal, T shirt, glass of bubbly!
  • Training & guides to help you prepare

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the event please contact our Events team on 0207 627 9327 or email

Put your best foot forward

Take part in the South Coast Challenge

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£8 a month could pay for all the care our hand-reared puppies and kittens need.

£12 a month would give frightened dogs and cats the care and treatment they need to recover.

£20 a month would give sick cats and dogs round-the-clock nursing care.

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