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South Downs Trek

South Downs Trek
Sunday 20 August 2017

A South-watering Experience! The South Downs Trek is the exhilarating one day marathon walk offering 26.2miles of stunning views and beautiful countryside starting from Lewes and finishing in the seaside town of Eastbourne.

Our team of experienced walkers will encourage and guide you along the way and our support crew will be available at Alfriston to refill your bottles and provide free tea, coffee and light refreshments. Rail fare to and from Eastbourne will be included in the £25 entry fee and all walkers will be awarded a commemorative medal and technical t-shirt.

Download the South Downs Trek flyer
Download the South Downs Trek flyer


We will be organising a variety of training walks and runs to help you get ready for this event. Details of 2017 training programme will be available later in the year.

If you fancy an even bigger walking challenge, why not take on the Three Peaks Challenge!

Or try our Y2Y North Downs Marathon Trek across the North Downs with 26.3, 13.1 or 5 mile walking or running routes.


Money raised from all our events this year will help us create a brand new, disability sports, fitness and wellbeing facility, designed to inspire and support people of all ages and ability to be more active and healthy.

This will be a centre of excellence for families, those suffering from learning and physical disabilities, people with emotional and mental health issues, the elderly and people recovering from chronic illness. The purpose-built, fully accessible facility will offer a wide programme of disability sports, rehabilitation and preventative health activities, delivered by specialist, friendly staff and inspiring volunteers. Our aim is to create a wonderful culture of inclusivity, where everyone feels welcome and is empowered to create healthy, active and fulfilling lives.

Read more about the Inclusive Sports facility.

There is no minimum sponsorship for this event, but we hope you will be inspired by what we are planning to build and raise as much as you can. Our specialist team is on hand to help you every step of the way and remember every penny you raise will help make a difference to a life in the community.

The best way to fundraise is to set up your unique Virginmoneygiving fundraising page. If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download your official sponsorship form

Alternatively, you can make a donation to YMCA East Surrey to help fund this important community facility.

Click here to donate

Read more about our tips on fundraising or speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help you as you raise money to raise hope and opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged adults, children and young people across East Surrey.




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Find out more

Please contact our Challenge Events team for more information.

T 01737 779979
E challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk