Dawn on the Downs

A stunning and picturesque run on the South Downs from the team at Raw Energy on Sunday July 11th 2021.  The venue for the event will be at Cowdown, a private farm on top of the downs close to Washington, West Sussex (RH20 4BA).  We’ve got a new 10km & our popular 10 mile trail run have some of the best views around stretching as far out to sea as the Rampion Wind Farm and the Norths Downs and Surrey Hills to the north.  It’s not actually a dawn start, mre like 8am, but it’ll be earlier than some of our other runs to avoid the midday sun if it shines.  If our other runs are anything to go by then this is likely to be very popular.

Part of your entry fee will go towards supporting Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.  They are a children’s charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions throughout West & East Sussex, Brighton & Hove and South East Hampshire. The Highden Estate have already donated our event hire fee to the charity which is close their hearts – thank you.

As it’s an earlier than normal start there’ll be complimentary tea and coffee before the race. We’ll also have a coffee barista there and some great food and drinks after the event. Protein Ball are one of our partners and will be at the event and to keep the kids entertained while you’re out running you can explore the countryside or take advantage of the free face painting!

Competitor race numbers will be posted out the week before the event. There is no need to register unless you have forgotten your race number.  The registration marquee will be in the main event field (Cowdown) which is where car parking and the start and finish are located.  Portable toilets will be also be at this location.

Breaking from our Raw Energy tradition, we’ll also be providing bespoke medals, free hot drinks, free face-painting for the kids and as normal, free unlimited race photographs from Sussex Sport Photography


(10km) Individual runner  £18 | (10 mile) Individual runner  £20

(10km) Individual canicross £20 | (10 mile) Individual canicross £22

(Min age for runner is 15+yrs on day of race)

Humans & canines get a bespoke medal, free photos, tea & coffee – canines also get a treat & water! 

Prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male / Female overall, Vets (O40), Supervets (O50), Vintage (O60) & Juniors (U18). 

Canicross prizes awarded to the first three overall in each race.

Race Details:



Download Race Itinerary and Information (TBC for 2020)

10km run map| 10 mile run map

Marshal & Water Points Maps |10km | 10mile

Download Map Race HQ Location

Download Map A24 to Race HQ

Charity Partner:

There are so many ways you can help raise vital funds for our charity partner, Chestnut Tree House, and the Fundraising Team is there to support you. Whether you are taking part in an organised event or putting on your own event, we can help you make it a great success.  We will also be donating a portion of our proceeds to support the Chestnut Tree House.