“THREE FORTS CHALLENGE IS ON IN 2021”

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We are happy to announce that both races, Marathon and Half Marathon will go ahead on 2nd May 2021.  Our team are working hard behind the scenes to ensure this event will be run according to UKA guidance in a COVID safe way.

 All entrants from last year will be entered automatically and we will be limiting the number of entrants in each race so hurry if you would like to book your place.

We will open for entries on 1st September 2020; however, we have reduced the maximum number of entries in each race to 300.  Entry fees are unchanged at Marathon £40 and Half Marathon £36. 

The marathon is particularly tough and has a 6-hour limit so those who are without marathon experience, should consider entering the half-marathon.  

Mike Airey, 3FC Race Director, on behalf of the 3FC committee https://www.threefortschallenge.org.uk/


Known as "The Tough One" the Three Forts Marathon (approximately 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 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.

The routes will be clearly signposted and marshals will be placed at key places. In addition, there are 8 Aid Stations spaced along the route providing refreshments and support to entrants. The start/finish is on the Recreation Ground at Hill Barn, Worthing.

There are changing and toilet facilities at Hill Barn and refreshments are available (food and drink). We will have a massage service available at the finish for those in need. All runners and walkers who complete the course will receive a medal. Souvenir sportswear will be available.

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