Entries for the South Downs will be available after the 31st October 2022. If you want to save the event date to your calendar, you can do so here: Add South Downs to Calendar.
We head to the South Downs for another fun-packed Ultra event in our X-Series.
Whilst the routes are aimed at all levels of runners the emphasis is on taking you Mavericks to your first / fastest / funnest 50km.
With all four routes starting in Slindon Woods, you’ll be running straight out of the college onto trails that weave through the Slindon Estate. All four routes pack a punch with some short sharp climbs that get the legs and lungs burning. The 50km route will take you up and over Glatting Beacon and Sutton Down as well as Upwaltham and Bignor Hill, meaning you’ll clock up over 1000m of vertical ascent.
This is a beautiful route that crisscrosses the East and West Sussex border with woodlands, farm trails and ridgeways to run along. If you haven’t run your first ultra yet... then join us for this one. You won’t regret it.
Bring the families, support crews and cheer squad and relax and enjoy the Maverick event village. Make sure you take the opportunity to test some of the great kit from our headline partners Adidas TERREX.
Please note that this event is not a dog-friendly event and the venue has asked that no dogs are to be brought into the event venue. This includes spectators. Thank you for your co-operation.
We look forward to seeing you all in October.
Ultra: 51 km
Long: 43 km
Middle: 23 km
Short: 12 km
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Rolling Chalky downs, woodlands, and big climbs, perfect for your first Ultra.
We have 4 routes for you to choose from. Please select carefully - the X-Series is not for the faint-hearted. You can expect up to 4 on-course hydration and nutrition outposts provided by Precision Fuel & Hydration. There will also be prizes for the winners of each distance, male and female.
The South Downs cut off times are as follows. These are in place for your safety and apply to the 51km Ultra route only. If you do not get to these points in time you will have to be collected as we don’t believe you will finish the route in time. The below times allow you to complete the ultra in 8hrs 30. Your safety is our priority.
Start: Slindon College (0km), 09:00
OP1: Whiteways (9km), 10:30
OP2: Cadence Cycle Club (17km), 11:45
OP3: Chisel Down (36km), 14:45
OP4: Upwaltham (45km), 16:15
Finish: Slindon College (51km), 17:30
In our quest to make this season plastic-free, we ask that you run with a reusable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.
If for any reason you wish to transfer out from an event we are happy to do this, but once only. You may transfer to any event listed on our website or even change to a higher value event and pay the difference. We cannot action any transfers or refunds for an event that has sold out.
The last day to transfer out of an event is the Monday before event day (5 days before the event), please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the event you would like to move to. We are not able to move you out of an event if you contact us after this day
Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.
In an effort to keep our trails clean and preserve the nature around us, we’re aiming to keep out outposts cup free. Please bring a cup or bottle to re-fill.Get a Maverick Speedcup