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Race to the King

OVERVIEW

Race to the King is the stunning South Downs walk, jog or run, taking you from Arundel to the magnificent Winchester Cathedral.

Along the stunning South Downs Way, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Ancient Weald of Southern England and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

This is a challenge for all, inclusive of all ages, experience and fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, patient plodder or weekend walker – choose to camp over the weekend or take on the full distance in one go. You’ll be inspired with every step you take.

What’s included?
• Training programme tailored to all levels
• Fully signposted route, with regular rest stops
• Hot meals, showers, drinks and sports nutrition
• Bag transport to the finish
• Free personal event photos uploaded on Facebook
• Medical support at pit stops and en route
• Finisher’s medal

FUNDRAISING OPTIONS AND REGISTRATION FEES

Help for Heroes is an official Partner on this great challenge, and can offer you up to 70% discount on your charity registration fee!

  • Double marathon: non-stop - £39 registration fee + £425 fundraising

  • Weekender: 2 days, camping, dinner and breakfast - £59 registration fee + £425 fundraising

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I REGISTER TO COMPLETE THIS CHALLENGE?

The challenge is run by Threshold and you should register directly with them, via the 'Register Now' button. During registration Help for Heroes will already be selected, we will be told about you automatically and will be in touch. 

WHERE DOES MY FUNDRAISING GO?

Half of your fundraising target needs to be received by the Charity no later than six weeks before the challenge. This covers the cost of your participation in the challenge. Anything you fundraise over this amount is the money that Help for Heroes can use to provide lifelong support to our wounded serving men and women, veterans and their loved ones.

What are the guidelines for Covid-19 safe fundraising?

The health and the safety of all our supporters is really important to us. Please keep safe and follow the Government Guidelines including any local lockdown requirements when doing any fundraising on behalf of Help for Heroes.  For full guidelines please check the Institute of Fundraising website to ensure you are familiar with what is required of you, the fundraiser, during the Covid-19 pandemic. You may also wish to check the latest regional guidance for EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

Support and Contact

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Whether you’re after event specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 0300 303 9888

Email: events@helpforheroes.org.uk