Dawn on the Downs

This is a stunning and picturesque run on the South Downs.  The venue for the event will be at ‘Cowdown’, a private farm on top of the downs close to Washington, West Sussex (RH20 4BA).

Choose either the 10km or our popular 10-mile trail run and see some of the best views around stretching out to sea at the Rampion Wind Farm and the Norths Downs and Surrey Hills.  Whilst 8am is not actually a dawn start, it’s earlier than some of our other runs to avoid the midday sun at this time of the year. Canicross has grown significantly for this event as it’s ideal on the wide open trails and bridleways. Humans & dogs both get medals!

Part of your entry fee will go towards supporting Cancer United.  They aim to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of those with cancer from diagnosis onwards, inspiring them to embrace the things they can do and to refuse to be defined by what they can’t whilst also giving support to those close to them. https://www.cancerunited.org.uk/

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 on the day.  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.

All runners receive a bespoke medal and unlimited race photographs from Sussex Sport Photography. We’ll also have free face painting for the kids

Testimonials

Thank you for a splendid morning. I loved the route, scenery, marshals, & organisation. Also chuffed with my result.  Will be back next year and will bring more runners!
 
1st Trail run yesterday and I’m still buzzing! Thanks for this one, looking forward to next year!

 
ENTRY: (10km) Individual runner  £23 | (10 mile) Individual runner  £25

(10km) Individual Canicross £25 | (10 mile) Individual Canicross £27

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

Humans & canines get a bespoke medal and free photos.

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:

ROUTE TO RACE HQ

RACE INFORMATION 2022 NEW

10km run map| 10 mile run map 

GPX Links: 10mile (Click Actions/Export when in file)

GPX Links: 10km (Click Actions/Export when in file)

Download Map Race HQ Location

Download Route From A24 to Race HQ

Charity Partner:

We’re supporting Cancer United this year.  Cancer United aim to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of those with cancer from diagnosis onwards, inspiring them to embrace the things they can do and to refuse to be defined by what they can’t whilst also giving support to those close to them. https://www.cancerunited.org.uk/