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South Downs Trail Half Marathon & 10km, QE Park Petersfield

Date: 12th June, 2021

After the disappointment of having to cancel the 2020 South Downs Half Marathon and 10K due to the COVID pandemic, we are delighted that the 2021 race will be returning on June 12th. The South Downs Trail Half Marathon and accompanying 10K are two of the classic trail runs in the South of England. They both start and finish at QE Country Park and run out to join the South Downs Way on a network of Bridle Paths through beautiful downland and forested countryside.    As the race will take place …

After the disappointment of having to cancel the 2020 South Downs Half Marathon and 10K due to the COVID pandemic, we are delighted that the 2021 race will be returning on June 12th.

The South Downs Trail Half Marathon and accompanying 10K are two of the classic trail runs in the South of England. They both start and finish at QE Country Park and run out to join the South Downs Way on a network of Bridle Paths through beautiful downland and forested countryside.   

As the race will take place before all COVID restrictions are due to be lifted on June 21, we will be operating the race with some COVID restrictions. All race packs will be sent out in advance, there will be two wave starts for half marathon and different one for 10K to separate runners across the course, face masks should be worn before the start, we would encourage runners to leave their clothes and baggage in their cars, there will be additional toilets and hand santiser stations at the start/finish area and a single goody bag, including the medal, will available for be for pick-up by each runner after crossing the finish line. 

Half Marathon

Starting at Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Petersfield the half marathon follows a route through the Country Park then across fields to the Village of Chalton before picking up the Sussex Border Path, bringing you to the South Downs Way. The route then returns running west for 4 miles on the South Downs Way back through QE Park to the finish.

We are planning to have two wave starts for the half marathon in 2021 to prevent congestion at the stile after 3.5miles and to maintain social distancing before the start:

10am - Wave 1

10.15am - Wave 2

Waves will be split on estimated times on the entry database to give two even waves.

HALF MARATHON ROUTE PROFILE

 

10km Trail Run

Taking in the first 2.4miles of the half marathon route, the course will divide and run on the Staunton Way up to where it joins the South Downs Trail as it enters QE Park at the Buriton Gate, the route then returns to the finish along the same route as the half marathon (South Downs Way). Essentially the route is a gradual climb up to halfway then a downhill return to the finish at Butser Hill.

Start time 10.30am.

10KM ROUTE & PROFILE

 

Time Table

10.00am:  Wave 1 Half Marathon Start at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

10.15am:  Wave 2 Half Marathon Start at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

10.30am:  10km Start at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

PRICES

Half Marathon: Up to 30 Apr £30 / From 1 May £35

10km: Up to 30 Apr £20 / From 1 May £25

Event Tech T-shirt £10

Please note: The event entry platform provider Active Training World will take an admin fee of 6% of the entry fee.

We anticipate that some social distancing requirements will be in place in 

 

 

medals to all finishers

Goody bag to all finishers

3 water stations en route

Full medical back up

Baggage storage

On site toilets

 

A prizegiving ceremony will take place as soon as possible after lead runners finish. Only 1 prize per person.

Half Marathon prizes

First 5 males & females

First male & female masters in the following age groups categories:
0-40yrs, 0-45yrs, 0-50yrs, 0-55yrs, 0-60yrs, 60+ yrs

10km prizes

First 3 male & females

0-40yrs, 0-50yrs

All masters age group prizes will be mailed after the event

 

 

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