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!
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).
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.