Follow in the Footsteps of Royalty


The perfect first ultra. 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: 21st June 2025
  • Venue: West Dean Gardens
  • Cut-off: 25+ hours
  • Price: from £30
  • Courses:
    • 100km non-stop
    • 50km Coastal Loop
    • 50km Castle Loop

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Enter for as Little as £30

Every year, Race to the King raises thousands for good causes via charity fundraiser participants.

Whether you’re taking on a 50km challenge or tackling the full 100km route, you’ll benefit from reduced entry fees starting at just £30 when you commit to fundraising for charity.

Your charity of choice will part-fund your place and will provide you with all the support and materials to help you reach your target.

Explore the 100k Course

The full 100k course at Race to the King consists of two 50km loops: a flat and fast Coastal loop around Chichester harbour, followed by the undulating Castle loop along the South Downs ridge.

Both loops start and finish at West Dean Gardens, giving you access to your drop bag and supporters at the halfway point.

Steeped in history and designed to cater both to seasoned runners seeking a fast 100k race and first-timers just hoping to finish in one piece, Race to the King’s spectacular course is truly fit for royalty.

     Date: 21st June 2025

     Route: Two loops from West Dean Gardens

     Distance: 102.7km

     Elevation: 1550m

Explore the 50k Coastal Loop

The 50k Coastal loop at Race to the King is truly the perfect first ultramarathon. Flat and runnable without skimping on scenery, it offers spectacular views around Chichester Harbour, passing through the ancient fishing village of Bosham before gently climbing back onto the South Downs.

     Date: 21st June 2025

     Route: One loop from West Dean Gardens

     Distance: 50km

     Elevation: 500m

Explore the 50k Castle Loop

If you’re looking for more of a challenge, the 50k Castle Loop at Race to the King is the ideal ‘next step’ on your ultra journey. Following an undulating course along the South Downs Way, the route passes by Arundel Castle before returning to West Dean via the Monarch’s Way, with spectacular views of the Weald to the North and the coastline to the South.

     Date: 21st June 2025

     Route: One loop from West Dean Gardens

     Distance: 52.7km

     Elevation: 1040m

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