You can be part of the Three Forts Challenge.  Run on your own course!  '3FC Virtual Event'  -  available until end of September 2021.

Race medals and special Covid commemorative 2020 / 2021 technical t-shirts for all who complete a half or full marathon.  Just register and run on your own or with friends on a day and course of your choosing. Or, compete on a series of days to complete your distance.  You can submit your time and route details to the website and we will send you your medal and T-shirt. Help running events get back on track!

You will be supporting fundraising for Ferring Country Centre, a local charity, who help adults with learning difficulties.  Use the ENTER NOW bar below.   


“THREE FORTS VIRTUAL CHALLENGE”   -   A suppliment to the 2021 Race

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A safe and successful 3FC event was held on 23 May 2021.  You now have the oportunity to take part in a Virtual 3FC.  We will send medals and T-shirts to all that help support the main event by running their own marathon or half marathon.  

Mike Airey, 3FC Race Director, on behalf of the 3FC committee

Three Forts Challenge   -   2022 event  -  Entry system goes LIVE on 1 Sept 2021

Known as "The Tough One" the Three Forts Marathon (27.2 miles) includes a total of c. 3450 ft of climb with stiles and rough tracks underfoot. The route runs northwards from Hill Barn to Cissbury Ring, then eastwards towards Coombs then to Botolphs and the River Adur crossing. The route then goes to Devil’s Dyke and back to the River Adur. It continues on the South Downs Way to Chanctonbury Ring, where it swings south-west to Findon Park Farm. It stays on public bridleways to Cissbury Ring and back to Hill Barn.  The Marthon has a strict 6 hour time limit.

The Half Marathon, with a total climb of c.1450, takes a shorter route to Steyning Bowl and picks up the last part of the Marathon route. The map shows the route in more detail and can be used in conjunction with the appropriate OS map.

All runners and who complete the course will receive a 3FC medal and special 2022 technical T-shirt.  

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