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

Date: Saturday 11th June, 2022

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.    New for 2022, this event is now DOG-FRIENDLY with a canicross-only wave, medals for doggies that cross the finshline and a separate canicross prize category!  Scroll down for more information. Half Marathon Sta…

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.   

New for 2022, this event is now DOG-FRIENDLY with a canicross-only wave, medals for doggies that cross the finshline and a separate canicross prize category!  Scroll down for more information.

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 2022 to prevent congestion at the stile after 3.5miles and to maintain social distancing before the start:

9:55am-        Canicross Wave

10am -         Wave 1

10.10am -    Wave 2

10.20am -    10Km

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

To view the route or download a GPX route to your own device, follow the following link:

HALF MARATHON ROUTE PROFILE

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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 the base of Butser Hill.

To view the route or download a GPX route to your own device, follow the following link:

10KM ROUTE & PROFILE

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Time Table

09.55am: Canicross Wave Start for Half and 10K Start and Queen Elizabeth Country Park

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

10.10am:  Wave 2 Half Marathon Start at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

10.20am:  10km Start at Queen Elizabeth Country Park


PRICES

Half Marathon: Up to 30 Apr £32 (£35 Canicross entry) / From 1 May £37 (£40 Canicross entry)

10km: Up to 30 Apr £22 ((£25 Canicross entry) / From 1 May £27 (£30 Canicross entry)

Entry prices include all registration platform fees 

Entries for both events close on Wednesday 8th June at 12:00pm or when we reach our max capacity. (No entries will be taken after this time).

Entry Fee includes:

  • Medals to all finishers
  • Finish drinks and energy snacks 
  • Free race photography by digital download
  • Chip timing
  • 3 water stations en route
  • Full medical back up
  • Baggage storage
  • On site toilets
  • Canicross entries include bespoke medals for both runner and your dog.

A prizegiving ceremony will take place as soon as possible after lead runners finish. Prizes will be wooden trophies and Alton Sports Gift Vouchers.

Half Marathon prizes

First 3 Male & Female

First male & female masters in the following age groups categories:
40, 50, 60 

First, second and third canicross teams

10K prizes

First 3 Male & Female

First Male & Female masters in the following age groups categories:
40, 50, 60 

First, second and third canicross teams


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CANICROSS ENTRANTS.

You can only run with your dog if you add a dog to your race entry during the registration process. 

All dog entries will start in a dedicated Canicross wave at 09.55am, 5 minutes ahead of the runner only waves to allow maximum enjoyment for all our race entrants. 

Dogs MUST be kept on a harness at all times on course and in the race village.

Please carry any snacks and water your dog may need while out running the course.

Please make sure you clean up after your dog. There will be designated dog poo bins.

For more guidance on Canicross, check out the advice from our friends at Dogfit:

Appropriate canicross kit: www.dogfit.co.uk/canicross-kit (use discounr code DFR5 for 5% off at www.dogfit.co.uk)

Advice about Canicross safety and etiquette: - CHECK OUT THE DOWNLOAD IN OUR PDF SECTION

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