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Race to the King 2023

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Race in the footsteps of Kings!

Race to the King is an ultramarathon that leads runners along a section of the Monarch's Way, through to the ancient coastal village of Bosham, and on to Arundel Castle. Taking in scenic gems along the way, including Areas of Outstanding National Beauty South Downs National Park and Chichester Harbour.

The route is mapped out across two days of 50km distance, and comprised of two loops that forms a figure of eight. If you’d like to register for a 50km distance, you can choose to run either the Saturday or the Sunday loops. Alternatively, if you’re up to the challenge, go the full 100km distance. You can run through the night to complete the course in one go, or you can break it up with a nights rest in between. 

As the exclusive tour operator to this event, we are offering hotel packages as a sanctuary for tired legs. Located near to Goodwood Racecourse where the race Starts and ends. The event basecamp, where food, drink and chill-out areas will be offered, is also located there. 

Choose from our 1,2 or 3 night hotel packages, to ensure you get the rest needed to get you across the finish line. Book with us for great value accommodation, expert support, celebrations, meals, guaranteed race entry and more.

  • Inclusions
  • A choice of 1,2 or 3 night accommodation packages
  • Hotel near to start line with included shuttle access 
  • Welcome dinner & briefing for Friday & Saturday night arrivals
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary 
  • Marathon Tours and Travel Representative

Event Entries

  • 100km 2 days Inc. Camping - £235
  • 100km 2 days Exc. Camping - £145
  • 100km - Non-stop - £155
  • 50km (Saturday or Sunday)- £85
  • Event Parking - £10

Race entry includes:

  • Training plans tailored to your package and level
  • Fully signposted trails for navigation in day and night conditions
  • Routes through heritage sites, AONBs and along National Trails
  • 7 x pit stops throughout the 100km with heaps of food, drink, toilets, medical (and emo-tional) support
  • Route checking and support throughout the event
  • All routes and wave timings planned for minimal bottle-necks
  • Individual chip timing throughout the event
  • Event photographers at all the top spots along the trail
  • Top quality finisher’s medal
  • Live MC welcoming you over the line
  • Finish line photographer
  • Hot meal when you cross the finish line
  • Hot showers for all participants
  • Spectator zones at the finish with food and drink concessions
  • Onward shuttle options
  • Merchandise stand
  • Bag collection

Medical support:

  • Independent event and route risk assessments
  • Rapid response paramedic teams throughout the event
  • Qualified medical personnel at all pit-stops
  • Medical clinics at the basecamp and finish points
  • Centralised event control system for runner emergencies
  • Additional support contingencies for extreme weather events

Food on the trail:

  • Fully stocked pit stops including: cereal bars, chocolate, sweets, fresh fruit, crisps, sand-wiches, tea, coffee, porridge and more
  • A mix of water, squash and flat coke at stops along the way
  • Hot meals at halfway and a hot meal at the finish
  • Cooked and continental breakfasts for those camping overnight
  • Sports nutrition including electrolyte, hydration and recovery products from High5
  • Additional food concessions at the start, halfway and finish for supporters
  • Bars at the basecamp and at the finish
  • Offerings for special dietary requirements throughout
Your Itinerary

Friday 16 June 2023: Arrival day; briefing & welcome dinner 

Travel in your own time to your hotel near to Goodwood Racecourse, where basecamp is located. Check-in for the hotel is available from 3pm, you have free time to unpack and prepare before meeting at reception at 6pm for a briefing on what to expect the following day delivered by one of our Marathon Tours & Travel Staff. Dinner is included this evening, for you to fuel up before the big day!

Saturday 17 June 2023: Race Day 1; Goodwood – Goodwood

06:30  - Start line opens

Head to the start line. If you have already received your Registration Pack in the post, there is no need to re-register when you arrive at the start line. You will be given a starting wave to join. Your start time is determined by your estimated finish time and will be communicated to you approximately 1 month in advance. Set off on your ultra-distance, with 50km of excellent trail & country paths to enjoy. Pass through Chichester Harbor and the ancient village of Bosham, taking in expansive coastal views and verdant hills. You might have the opportunities to spot wildlife as you enter Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, before you return to basecamp at Goodwood where there will be food, bars and relaxing spaces for you to rest. For those 100km, take the opportunity to fuel up, ready to go again! 

Elevation: 1,885ft

Registration open for Day 2 participants between 4pm and 10pm at the Goodwood Basecamp.

Sunday 18 June 2023: Race Day 2; Goodwood – Goodwood 

05:00 - Breakfast available and registration for Day 2 participants

06:00 - 07:00 - Start line at Basecamp open

Day two of the event begins back at basecamp, where another beautiful day of running lies ahead. 51.5km is what’s separating you from the finish line. Explore parts of the South Downs National Park, eventually the welcome sight of Arundel Castle will come into view and signal you’re almost at the end of your challenge. Those who have a hotel booked with us this evening can enjoy a short journey back and restful night in comfort, dinner is available on-site should you not wish to venture far. 

On the Sunday there will be a staggered start between 6am and 7am (there are no designated start times per person).

Elevation: 2,663ft

20:30 - Finish line close

Monday 19 June 2023: Final departures

After a phenomenal weekend of running and adventure, it’s time to check out of your room. Enjoy a final breakfast and say farewell until the next one. You are free to depart in your own time. 

Need to Know

How to book

To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place. You will then be sent an email invite to complete your registration on the Threshold Race to the King website. 

Registration and pack collection

The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 2 weeks prior to the event. No entries will be accepted after this time. If the event is sold out, registration will close earlier.

You will receive your Registration Pack in the post approximately 1 week before the event. In your pack you will get the following items with clear instructions on what to do:

Race number and safety pins (with timing chips attached)

Luggage tag

Accreditation wristband (to be worn at all times during the event)

If you have your registration pack there is no need to re-register when you arrive. If your pack does not arrive please visit the Info Desk. International participants and late registrants will always need to collect their pack at the Info Desk.

Disclaimer

Threshold Trail Series reserve the right to change the itinerary and/or running course without further notice in the event of extreme weather.

By signing up for this event you agree to the Terms & Conditions.

Change & fees

You can transfer your place to another event within our Threshold Trail Series or you can transfer your place to another participant. The new participant will receive an email to claim your registration. Once claimed, the original Entry Fee is refunded to the outgoing Participant (less the Administration Fee). Refunds will be received within 5-7 business days.

You can also defer your entry to 2024 as long as you have not deferred your place before unless there are extenuating circumstances.

The deadline and associated Administration Fees for changes are: Up to 23:59 on the Sunday 6 weeks prior to the Event: £25; Between 6 weeks prior the Event, and up to 23:59 on the Sunday 2 week prior to the Event: £30

Age limits

Participants must be aged 18 years or above by the start of the event to be allowed to enter.

Location

BY CAR

Participant car parking is available at additional cost at the Start, Basecamp and Finish. An event parking permit will be sent to you in your Registration Pack and must be clearly displayed in your vehicle. All cars are left at owners’ risk and must be collected before the car park closes. If you drop out during the event it is your responsibility to make your way back to your car.

There will also be a drop-off and pick-up areas with a maximum wait time of 30 mins. It is free of charge and does not need to be booked.

Shuttle buses will be available between key locations. Exact timings and prices will be available closer to the event.

BY TRAIN

The nearest train station to the start point is Princes Risborough. You can book a taxi to get to/from the hotel. Please note, taxi companies are generally very busy on the weekend of the event so we would recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

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