Next races: July - Gravel Hill 5 (and Midnight Marathon)

Midnight Marathon (28th July 2018)


A run through the South Downs on a Summer's night, on a way-marked and signposted course with no cutoff time with a one-off collector's medal and technical T-shirt awaiting you at the finish.

Where:       Queen Elizabeth Country Park, PO8 0QE
When:        28th July 2018 21:00

  • Night race on way-marked good quality trails
  • Chip-timed start and finish
  • Aid stations every 7k and well stocked
  • Bespoke one-off event finisher's medal 
  • Free parking available
  • Results on Runbritain

Enjoy the excitement of night running in the South Downs in the Summer.   

Starting with a signed route for a couple of miles within the country park, then on the public way-marked South Downs Way, with multiple water/feed stations along the way, this is a great way to run at night with others on a course that is simple to follow.  

Under a full moon with a clear sky you can see a night view for miles around - the stars above, the headtorches along the hilltops and the lights of the villages below.

Even though this is a summer event, it can still get cold at night, so please wear or carry appropriate clothing.  In addition, all participants will be required to take a head-torch with spare batteries, and recommended to take a backup light source and carry a mobile phone. 

You may take all night to finish it, but as a rough guide, we would expect the fastest finishers to be back just after Midnight and everyone to be finished by 4AM.

For those that will take over 8 hours, there may be an early start at 8PM.

After the finish, relax undercover with soup and bread rolls (including fully vegan option) before heading home.

We expect around 200 entrants, so plenty of people around without it spoiling the night running experience.

Permit:         TRA permit TBA
Race run under UK Athletics rules