Race to the King

Event Details

  • 23-06-2018 to 24-06-2018
  • South Downs Way
  • Registration Fee: £39
  • Fundraising Target: £425
  • You will be required to raise £212.50 of your fundraising target by the 12 May 2018 to cover costs of your participation.

Register Your Fundraising


Location: Gaston Farm, Arundel, BN18 0RS – Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, SO23 9LS
Distance: 52 miles
Registration: £39 (non stop) / £59 (weekender, inc. camping)
Minimum fundraising: £425

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, sizes 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


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: 01725 514106

Email: events@helpforheroes.org.uk

Saturday 23 June: staggered start times 0800 – 0845, Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RS

Base camp - midway point and Day 2 start address: Hundred Acres Farm, Compton, West Sussex, PO18 9NN

Sunday 24 June: start times between 0600 – 0700

Finishing at Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS

Route Overview

Starting at the Slindon Estate near Arundel and finishing at Winchester Cathedral. The route takes you along the South Downs Way, an ancient path along a ridge of chalk hills. Not only does the route offer breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, there are also numerous historical sites along the way to pique the interest.

Route Highlights

  • The Devil’s Jumps
  • Beacon Hill
  • Queen Elizabeth County Park
  • HMS Mercury
  • Old Winchester Hill
  • Beacon Hill
  • Winchester Cathedral
  • Cheesefoot Hill
  • St Catherine’s Hill

The Help for Heroes Events Team will work closely with you throughout your fundraising journey and share helpful tips and advice every step of the way. You will receive a comprehensive fundraising guide to help you get started, along with monthly fundraising ideas straight to your inbox!

It’s not just about sponsorship from friends – you can plan events throughout the build-up to your ride to help boost your fundraising total.

Where does my money go?
The suggested fundraising target for this challenge is £425, of which £212.50 must be received by Help for Heroes by Friday 12 May 2018 to cover the cost of your participation. Thereafter all fundraising will enable Help for Heroes to continue providing direct, practical support to our wounded Servicemen and women.

Ideally, we would like your fundraising to have reached £390 within six weeks of the challenge finishing. The Help for Heroes Events Team will be on hand to guide you every step of the way to help you reach and smash that target!

Fundraising such a lot of money sounds daunting, where do I start? 
Once you register we will send you our comprehensive fundraising guide to help you get started and continue to support you throughout your challenge journey. From top tips to newsletters, we will do our best to help you become a fundraising champion!


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