South Downs at Night Challenge

When: 20 - 21 April 2024 or 26 - 27 October 2024

Location: Brighton to Eastbourne

Distance: 42km (Marathon trek)

Registration fee: £40

Fundraising target: £345 (self-funder option available)

The link below will take you to the Charity Challenges website to book your place.

Find out more and join the team in April

Find out more and join the team in October

RSPCA Training TopTake on the South Downs at Night Challenge

Take on this night-time trek through the South Downs National Park. You'll start at Brighton and follow part of the famous South Downs Way.

Walking through the night you'll push yourself to the limit whilst you complete a marathon 42km distance. 

You'll take in the sights of the famous white cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.  At dawn, you can enjoy breathtaking views across the South Downs as you finish your trek in Eastbourne.


  • Trek the South Downs National Park overnight
  • Watch the sunrise over the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters
  • Negotiate rolling hills and cliff tops
  • A marathon distance trek, at night
  • Enjoy a celebration breakfast after your challenge

How we'll support you

We'll be there to help you every step of the way. If you join Team Animal you'll receive:

  • Team Animal trekking t-shirt made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Dedicated fundraising support from our friendly events team.
  • Fundraising materials to help you reach your target.
  • Helpful training advice for your trek.
  • A Facebook page to chat with your fellow trekkers.
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