Dawn on the Downs

This years event will take place as normal if COVID restrictions are lifted the week before the event. A contingency is in place should there be any delays and we’ll consider reverting to the time trial or group starts we used at our Bluebell Run in April. One thing we do have at this fantastic venue is plenty of space and countryside trails for you run along. 

This is a stunning and picturesque run on the South Downs from the team at Raw Energy on Sunday July 25th 2021 at 8am.  The venue for the event will be at Cowdown, a private farm on the Highden Estate close to Washington, West Sussex (RH20 4BA).  Our 10km & 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, more 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. 

As it’s an earlier than normal start we’ll aim to carry on where we left off in 2019, with complimentary tea and coffee before the race. Protein Ball will have some samples at the finish for you 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, the start and finish are located.  Portable toilets will be also be at this location.

All runners with receive a bespoke medal, together with free hot drinks, free face-painting for the kids and free unlimited race photographs from Sussex Sport Photography

Welcome back!

ENTRY: (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)

NHS Staff? Please click HERE for a Special Entry

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:




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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.