Follow the paths of Kings

A South Downs Ultra Marathon steeped in history taking in Chichester coast and Arundel Castle

     Date: 15th June 2024

     Route: Goodwood – Goodwood

     Distance: 100km / 50km

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Top 5 Reasons to Join Us for Race to the King

  1. A route steeped in history: take the Monarch’s Way to the ancient coastal village of Bosham and on to the mighty Arundel Castle
  2. Support fit for a King: race like royalty  with pit stops packed with food and expert support throughout
  3. A wide variety of trails:  South Downs Ultra Marathon has two different loops taking in coastal trails and the South Downs National Park
  4. A family festival like no other: Bring the family for a fun-filled day of entertainment as they cheer you on
  5. Effortless logistics: The Figure of 8 loop makes the simplest possible format to tick off 100km


Designed to challenge the most experienced Ultra participant, whilst providing the perfect entry point for those taking on their first ultra-marathon. The 100KM takes you on a journey to the coast before looping back to Goodwood Racecourse and out towards Arundel Castle and the heights of the South Downs.

     Date: 15h – 16th June 2024

     Route: Goodwood – Goodwood

     Distance: 100km

     Elevation: 4,619ft


As you set off on your memorable journey down to Chichester Harbour and through the ancient village of Bosham, you’ll take in the panoramic views of this coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With rolling hills, luscious greenery and fantastic wildlife through Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, you won’t want your journey to end, even if it is at our fantastic Goodwood basecamp!

     Date: 15th June 2024

     Route: Goodwood – Goodwood

     Distance: 50km

     Elevation: 1,885ft


Setting off from Basecamp and heading through the historic town of Arundel you will witness the impressive Arundel Castle as you meander along the River Arun. As you head towards the finish you will journey across the South Downs Way, where you can expect challenging climbs amongst breath taking surroundings every step of the way, ending back at Glorious Goodwood.

     Date: 16th June 2024

     Route: Goodwood – Goodwood

     Distance: 51.5km

     Elevation: 2,663ft


Amie F.

Five stars

“Brilliant event! A great intro into ultra, as so well supported and signed. Stunning route. Felt like I had all the information I needed in the lead up and the pit stops and organisation on the day were seamless.”

Kylie B.

Five stars

“My first ultra, the whole thing from start to finish was phenomenal, what really stood out was how lovely the support staff were, cheering us on and their words of encouragement were so lovely!”

Sarah H.

Five stars

“Amazing race. So well run, the volunteers are fabulous and the pits stops extremely well stocked. Highly recommended.”

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