Hike a marathon along the stunning South Downs Way from Brighton to Eastbourne, taking in spectacular views of the finest unspoilt coastline from the chalk cliffs of Seven Sisters Country Park.
|Min. fundraising pledge:||£250|
|Min. fundraising pledge:||£250|
Free Macmillan walking top
A clearly marked route
Regular refuelling stops with snacks and drinks
Free buffet lunch and hot food at the finish
Finisher's medal and bubbly
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Loved almost every minute of the day, so proud of what we all achieved. Thank you to Macmillan for the incredible organisation and thank you to the group that has supported each other. First timer but not the last.
Julie Smith, South Coast Mighty Hiker, 2019
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The registration fee for the marathon is £25 which you pay online upon completing the registration form. The registration fee is non-refundable.
We ask everyone to pledge to raise £250 to support people living with cancer. Click on Your Hike in the navigation bar where we have lots of useful information and resources to help you get started.
The deadline to register for the South Coast Mighty Hike will be updated when we confirm the date for 2022.
It is possible to transfer between the full marathon and half marathon distances. Please know that if you request to transfer to the lower distance the £5 difference in registration fees will not be refunded.
Transferring between distances is not possible if the request is made less than 2 weeks before the event as registration will be closed or if the event is sold out.
If you wish to change from the half marathon to the full marathon, we will ask you to pay the £5 difference in registration fees.
If the event is full, and you would like to take part, you should fill out your details by clicking through at the top of this page, and you will be added to the waiting list.
The waiting list works on a first come first serve basis, and will offer out places when a participant has to drop out for any reason. When you get to the top of the list and a place becomes available for you, you will be emailed with an invite to register. You must use the link in this email to register within 7 days, or the link will expire. If you no longer wish to take part, you can decline the invite and the place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.
We absolutely appreciate supporters are motivated to join our Mighty Hikes because of very personal connections to Macmillan. With this in mind, we recommend you join the waiting list as soon as possible, which will give you the best chance of securing a place on the event. We believe this is the fairest way to guarantee everyone has an equal chance of being invited to join the event.
There is a 10% discount on the registration fee for teams of 5+. The discount code is generated when you complete the registration form which you need to enter in the promotional code box before proceeding to payment.
The Team Captain will receive a unique registration link in their confirmation email which can be forwarded on to any new individual who wants to join the team. Please note that the team start time may not be available if all places have been filled.
Yes, you will need to raise the minimum fundraising amount of £250 for each member of your team. You can, however, choose to split the total in any way you like between the team if some people are comfortable raising more than others.
The start location for the hike will be updated when we confirm details of the 2022 hike.
The finish location will be updated when we confirm details of the 2022 hike.
See the provisional marathon route from the 2021 hike on this Google map.
The hike routes listed are provisional and subject to change.
Parking locations will be updated when we confirm details of the 2022 hike.
Transport details will be updated when we confirm details of the 2022 hike.
Start times will be updated when we confirm details of the 2022 hike.
The Event Village will be open between 5pm and 7pm on the Friday evening before the event, and will re-open on event day.
This will be open for the information desk, shop, kit swap and registration.
We ask everyone to arrive 45 minutes before their start time and no earlier.
We estimate that the fastest walkers will finish in 7.5 hours while the slowest walkers could take around 12.5 hours. Due to venue restrictions we have to start closing our finish area at 10pm.
Therefore, when you choose your start time, please select an earlier wave if you consider yourself a slower walker and a later wave if you consider yourself a faster walker.
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