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Arun River Marathon

20-May-2018 Littlehampton, Sussex, UK (England)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
43KM / 27Miles
1 Day - 200 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Beginner  

Entry From £33 GBP

The Arun River Marathon, part of the River series starts at 9am from the Littlehampton Marina in West Sussex (UK). The race proceeds up the river Arun, passing the historic castles of Arundel and Amberley onto the South Downs Way and then returns back to Littlehampton Marina.

The route will be fully marked by the organisers.

A maximum number of 200 runners will have six hours to complete the run with three aid stations located along the route. There will be a free breakfast after the race and a medal for all finishers.

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Jay Mccardle

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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Paul408

05:30 27-05-15

Brilliant race. Well organised and friendly aid stations. Would prefer an extra water station. It was a long hot run from last water station for last 7 miles.
Would recommend this as a great race. Loved the off road and even the big hill.
Will be back next year. Also a Fareham Crusader.

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@irunoffroad

06:54 23-05-15

Great event, 27 miles of true off road challenge. I agree another feed station between 20 and 27 would help. Loved the whole route, a mix of changing terrain but all scenic. Feed station crews very helpful and friendly. We (Fareham Crusaders) had 6 running, more next year I reckon. Many thanks.

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UltraLuke

09:18 22-05-15

The second year running Arun River and still a very enjoyable, friendly local event. Stunning scenery and route along the river bank and up onto the South Downs Way. The volunteers and organisation is smooth, cheery and with a welcome. Jay, Chris and Danny put on a great show for Sussex Trail Events. See you at the next race!

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JanLavis

01:18 22-05-15

A great event. Superb organisation. Aid stations perfect with cheery and helpful volunteers. Everything spot on. Well done Jay, Chris and Danny

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greenymj

10:05 22-05-15

Great low key value for money race, cracking route and organisation. maybe an additional CP after Arundel on return as could have done with additional hydration. Will be back next year :-) #runhappy

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Duncs

09:48 21-05-15

Lovely scenery and a nice mixture of terrains. Free breakfast at the end was great

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JimmyD

08:28 21-05-15

Great race from the always fun Sussex Trail Events.

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ewan0810

03:36 21-05-15

Extremely friendly and enjoyable race. Perfect for the first time trail marathoner as well as experienced runner. Course well marked and aid stations well stocked. I'll definitely be returning.

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