Take the ultimate test at Beachy Head Marathon

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Get yourself fit for this challenging outdoor event and discover the stunning South Downs National Park countryside along the way.

With 300 steps and 14 gates, passing through rolling South Downs countryside and steep Seven Sisters cliffs, this is one marathon challenge to saviour.

You’ll pass through pretty villages, forest, the meandering Cuckmere Valley and the UK’s highest chalk sea cliff at Beachy Head, and it all starts and ends on Eastbourne seafront with live music and a great atmosphere.

If running isn’t for you, then cheer on the challengers who come from all over the world, enjoy a gentle walk and explore some traditional smugglers’ country pubs and historic villages.  Hire a bike and weave your way through Friston Forest or tuck in at a tearoom with a classic Sussex Cream Tea.

This year's Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon takes place on Saturday 27 October with a 9am start time.

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