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South Coast

South Coast

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South Coast

Hike details

Date: 06 Jun 2020 Registration Fee: £25
Location:
Brighton and Hove, Brighton Racecourse
Min. fundraising pledge: £250
Distance: 26 miles Terrain:Hilly
Hike difficulty icon Registration Fee: 25 Min. fundraising pledge: 250
Distance: 26 miles Terrain: Hilly

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Hike 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. 

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The Mighty Hike experience

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As a Mighty Hiker you'll receive:

As a Mighty Hiker you'll receive:

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Free Macmillan walking top

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A clearly marked route

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Regular refuelling stops with snacks and drinks

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Medical assistance

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Free buffet lunch and hot food at the finish

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Finisher's medal and bubbly

Need help with fundraising and training? We’ve got you covered.

Mighty Hikers' stories

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 2019 hiker

Julie Smith, South Coast hiker 2019

Logistics

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Registration

How much is the registration fee?

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The registration fee is £25 which you pay online upon completing the registration form. The registration fee is non-refundable.

How much do I have to raise?

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We ask you to pledge to raise £250 to support people living with cancer. Don’t worry we’re here to help, visit our fundraising zone for inspiration.

When do I have to sign up by?

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The deadline to register for the South Coast Mighty Hike is midnight on Friday 22 May or when the event sells out.

 

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Team Registration

Is there a discount for teams?

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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.

How do I register a team?

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  1. Appoint a Team Captain who will complete the first online registration. N.B. the Team Captain will receive essential information about your team registration so must be someone who can easily access their emails and is happy to coordinate the team.
  2. Make sure the Team Captain has a list of all the names and email addresses of the people in the team before registering. Once the Team Captain has completed the first online registration, each team member will receive an invitation email to complete their own online registration.
  3. The Team Captain can pay the registration fee for as many members of the team as they like or just themselves. If the Team Captain doesn’t pay your registration fee you will be asked to pay this when you complete your own registration form.
  4. On the booking form, the Team Captain will choose the start time which will be reserved for the whole team.
  5. The Team Captain will also choose their parking and shuttle arrangements; however, this does not apply to the whole team. Each team member will be asked to choose their personal parking and shuttle arrangements upon registration.
  6. Once the Team Captain has completed the team registration, all members of the team will receive an invitation email with a link to their own registration form.
  7. Please complete your registration and booking form as soon as possible. We will hold your team start time but parking is allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
  8. The Team Captain will receive a confirmation email each time a member of the team completes their registration, which will allow you to monitor who has and has not joined the team.

How do I add more members to my team?

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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.

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Location

Where does the hike start?

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The hike starts at Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, BN2 9XZ. See it on this Google map.

 

Where does the hike finish?

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The hike finishes at Helen Gardens, Western Seafront, Eastbourne, BN20 7XL. See it on this Google map.

 

What is the route?

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See the route on this Google map.

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Transport

What parking is available?

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Free parking is available at the start at Brighton Racecourse and you can book this through the registration form. Complimentary shuttles will be running from the finish at Helen Gardens back to Brighton Racecourse until 10pm.

Can I get there by public transport?

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It’s a 10-minute taxi ride from Brighton Station to the start at Brighton Racecourse. Complimentary coaches will run from the finish at Helen Gardens to Eastbourne Station until 10pm (10-minute drive).

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Timetable

What time does the hike start?

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The hike will start in waves 20 minutes apart, between 7.20am and 9.40am.

What time does registration open?

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Registration will be open between 5pm and 8pm on Friday 5 June and will re-open between 6.20am and 9.10am on Saturday 6 June.

What time should I arrive in the morning?

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We ask everyone to arrive one hour before their start time and no earlier.

How long does it take to complete the hike?

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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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Registration

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Team Registration

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Location

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Transport

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Timetable

Got Questions?

If you need more info, check out the FAQs on the About page,

email hiking@macmillan.org.uk

or call us on

0300 1000 200

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