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

Following requests, the event is OPEN until 23:59 Thursday 28 April. Spaces available in marathon and half marathon. Mike 3FC Race Director.

UPDATE:  ALL Race Numbers will now be issued on the day.


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 2022 technical T-shirt.  

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



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