2024 Beachy Head Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Beachy Head Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Beachy Head Marathon is one of the UK's most popular off-road marathons, famed for its stunning route along the South Downs National Park, starting and finishing in the coastal town of Eastbourne. This challenging course takes runners across breath-taking landscapes, including the dramatic cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, as well as through picturesque Sussex countryside and villages. Despite its rigorous terrain, featuring steep climbs and descents, the marathon attracts a wide range of runners, from experienced trail enthusiasts to those looking to take on a unique and memorable challenge. The Beachy Head Marathon is celebrated not just for its natural beauty and tough course, but also for the camaraderie and spirit of adventure shared among its participants.

Date: 

Sat
Oct 26
2024

Location: 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Hilly

Website: 

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Elevation gain: 

1181

Number of participants: 

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How to train for Beachy Head Marathon: Beachy Head Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Beachy Head Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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