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27 May 2023 - 28 May 2023

London 2 Brighton Challenge

London 2 Brighton

Now in its 11th year, 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels and ages will take on a classic capital to coast route, testing their grit over the Bank Holiday weekend. Most will walk, but many will jog or run the full 100km, and with half and quarter distance options there’s a challenge for everyone.

A Richmond start by the Thames – then the North Downs and wonderful Surrey and Sussex countryside to halfway at Turners Hill. The 100km route heads up and over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes into view.

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London 2 Brighton

When: 27 & 28 May 2023

Where: Richmond, West London

Distance: 100km, Half Challenge, Quarter Challenge

Registration fee: Depends on joining option (see below)

Fundraising target: Depends on joining option (see below)

Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, T-shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement.


Challenge Options

Full 100km Continuous – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May
Richmond > Brighton: With 1,500m of climb, you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views, varied scenery, and some great off road trails. Finishing at Brighton Racecourse.

2 Day Daylight 100km – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May
Richmond > Tulley’s Farm > Brighton: This option breaks the 100km into halves with 56km on day 1 and 44km on day 2. You’ll experience the full route in daylight and get some sleep overnight before finising at Brighton Racecourse.

1st Half Challenge 56km – Saturday 27 May
Richmond > Tulley’s Farm: A varied route with ~760m of climb. Setting out along the Thames, explore some of London’s suburban areas before heading up and over the North Downs and into rolling countryside.

2nd Half Challenge 44km – Sunday 28 May
Turners Hill > Brighton: If you want to support someone taking on the 100km Challenge you can join them at Tulley’s Farm on Saturday or just start the 2nd Half early Sunday morning for a trek through Sussex countryside, over the South Downs and on to the Brighton Racecourse finish.

1st Quarter Challenge 25km – Saturday 27 May
London > Oaks Park (Sutton): Taking you from leafy Richmond and along the Thames past Kingston. It is a scenic, varieed, and fairly flat route all the way to Oaks Park, near Sutton – where a BBQ lunch & celebration awaits! 


Joining Options

1. SELF FUNDING

You pay the full cost of the event place – fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

Full Challenge 100km
£198 – fee paid online & no fundraising commitment.

Half Challenge 56/44km
£129 – fee paid online as & no fundraising commitment.

Quarter Challenge 25km
£79 – fee paid online & no fundraising commitment.

2. SPONSORSHIP FOR CHARITY

Pay a low registration fee and fundraise for SANE.

Full Challenge 100km
£45 – registration fee PLUS at least
£595 – charity sponsorship

Half Challenge 56/44km
£30 – registration fee PLUS at least
£395 – charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge 25km
£15 – registration fee PLUS at least
£245 – charity sponsorship

3. MIXED FUNDING for charity

Pay half of your event place cost and fundraise a smaller minimum target for SANE.

Full Challenge 100km
£110 – registration fee PLUS at least
£330 – charity sponsorship

Half Challenge 56/44km
£72.50 – registration fee PLUS at least
£220 – charity sponsorship

Quarter Challenge 25km
£45 – registration fee PLUS at least
£135 – charity sponsorship

If you would like to help people with mental illness by participating in this event, go to Ultra Challenge: London 2 Brighton. Here you will find more information on fundraising, creating a team, and their Covid Protection Promise.


Why join Team SANE?

As a valued member of Team SANE you will receive:

  • A T-shirt or running vest to wear with pride
  • Dedicated 1-to-1 fundraising support and advice
  • A SANE thank you certificate once completed
  • A discount on future SANE challenge events
  • A discount in the SANE shop

Want a quick and easy way to start raising money? Set up an online fundraising page and in a just few clicks, you’ll be on your way to reaching your sponsorship goal.

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