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South Coast Challenge

Action Against Hunger, South Coast Challenge

South Coast Challenge 2019

Event Details 

Dates: Saturday 31st August  - Sunday 1st September 2019. 

Main Start Location: Princes Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7LL 

This fantastic Challenge takes on some of England's finest scenery as a Walk, Jog or Run. An Eastbourne start, up the infamous Beachy Head, through the Seven Sisters Country Park and along the South Downs Way. A Brighton midpoint, Devils Dyke, stunning views, sunset & sunrise all lie ahead before the Cathedral spire of historic Arundel comes into view and a welcome finish line after 100km and an amazing personal journey.  

Most of the 2,000 challengers will be walking at their own pace, many will jog parts, and some will run the whole course. You can sign up as an individual or as a team, and there’s half & quarter distance options also. However you take it on, you'll be supported through day & night and rewarded with an overwhelming sense of achievement.  

With some training and determination anyone can conquer The South Coast Challenge. So why not take on the challenge for Action Against Hunger?

Quarter Challenge 

If you want to experience the beauty of the challenge but are not sure about the Half or Full options then you can take on the Quarter Challenge which is the first 23km of the route from Eastbourne to Alfriston starting on Saturday 31st August 

Registration Fee £40 and £175 Minimum Fundraising Target 

Half Challenge 

There are two options for you if you'd like to take on the 50km, you can either start in Eastbourne and make your way to Hove or to start in Hove and to finish in Arundel. Both start on Saturday 31st August. 

Registration Fee £60 and £275 Minimum Fundraising Target

Full Challenge  

If you are taking on the full 100km route, yoh have two options. You can either take on the continuous event starting early on Saturday 25th August or you can take the camping option where you camp overnight after completing the first half and start again early on Sunday 1st September. 

Registration Fee £80 and £425 Minimum Fundraising Target 


When you sign-up to take part in this challenge Action Against Hunger will be there to help with fundraising by providing you with a welcome pack including fundraising guides, training tips and t-shirts for fundraising and a technical tee for the event itself. 

One of the reason we have partnered up with the South Coast Challenge is that they have a great reputation for the support they provide on the day including: 

  • Covered Rest Stops   
  • FREE meals + snacks & drinks  
  • Fully signed route + maps  
  • Pace walkers, medics, massage 

If you would like to know more about this challenge and speak to someone at Action Against Hunger please call David Copsey on 0208 293 6196 or email on runandchallenge[at]


South Downs with walkers on the route
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South Coast Challenge

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