Follow the Paths of Kings

Follow in the footsteps of royalty along the spectacular Monarch’s Way and South Downs Way in this unique and inclusive figure-of-eight ultramarathon.

     Date: 15th June 2024

     Route: Loops from West Dean Gardens

     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 on the Monarch’s Way through 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: Choose from two different loops taking in coastal trails and the South Downs National Park.
  4. Fun for the whole family: Bring the family to cheer you on and explore the impressive gardens and sculptures of the West Dean Estate.
  5. Effortless logistics: Looped routes make this the ideal race for ticking off your first 100km.

Explore the 100k Route

Designed to challenge the most experienced ultra enthusiast, 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 West Dean Gardens and out towards Arundel Castle and the heights of the South Downs.

     Date: 15th June 2024

     Route: Two loops from West Dean Gardens

     Distance: 102km

     Elevation: 1551m



Explore the 50k Coastal Route

As you set off on your memorable journey running through the ornamental gardens of West Dean 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!

     Date: 15th June 2024

     Route: One loop from West Dean Gardens

     Distance: 50km

     Elevation: 479m



Explore the 50k Castle Route

Setting off from Basecamp, you will pass by 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 and breath taking views in every direction, before ending your journey back at the West Dean Estate.

     Date: 15th June 2024

     Route:One loop from West Dean Gardens

     Distance: 52km

     Elevation: 1075m



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