7 Feb

Surrey Hills Challenges You To Run

Surrey Hills Challenge 2016There is something for everyone at the second Surrey Hills Challenge on Sunday, 24 September, 2017. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as Surrey Hills is crossed by the Greensand Way, between Haslemere in Surrey and Hamstreet in Kent, but competitors will be relieved to hear the entire 108 miles will not be necessary in this event.

Haslemere is the start point for the 60k ultra-marathon finishing at Dorking, taking in the beautiful landscape of Surrey Hills and raising awareness and funds for the Community Foundation for Surrey and the Surrey Hills Trust. Shortly after the start competitors will negotiate the famous Devil’s Punchbowl at Hindhead.  
 
The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local need. They have supported over 2,000 projects by awarding grants to fund community and voluntary groups making a difference to the quality of community life.
 
The series of running and walking challenges also includes a half marathon, plus a 10k and 5k. The 13.1 mile run joins the ultra-marathon at the Duke of Kent and includes tough climbs of Holmbury Hill, Leith Hill and Bury Hill. The shorter runs feature one or two laps of Hurtwood and are both family friendly events. Even man's best friend has not been forgotten as the three shorter runs include a Canicross category.
 
Entry fees range from £80 for the ultra to £15 for the 5k and there are family bargains for two adults and up to three children in the 10k (£55) and 5k (£35). All standards are welcome and every participant will receive a medal, chip timing, aid stations, professional first aid cover, car parking, WC facilities and sports massage.
 
Full details and entries are available at the Surrey Hills Challenge website.