The Surrey Hills Challenge is excited to confirm that, following the success of the inaugural event this year, the 2017 event will take place on Sunday 24th September. The series of running and walking challenges will return to the beautiful landscape of the Surrey Hills, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) raising awareness and funds for the Community Foundation for Surrey and the Surrey Hills Trust Fund.

People of all ages and fitness can participate in four different running and walking challenges. The Greensand Way will form the backdrop to the event where the super fit can face the ultimate challenge with ‘The Ultra’, a 60km run, ‘The Half’, no ordinary walk (or run) in the park of 21km, ‘The Ten’, a fast and furious 10km or ‘The Five’, a family challenge 5km event.

All four routes encompass some of the most picturesque views across the Surrey Hills along the Greensand Way and are designed to test participants’ stamina and strength.

Registration is now open for participants to enter individually, as a group or as a family. Prices are as follows:

  • The Ultra, 60km – £80
  • The Half, 21km – £35
  • The Family Ten, 10km – £55
  • The Ten, 10km – £25
  • The Family Five, 5km – £35
  • The Five, 5km – £15

A new category has also been added for those who enjoy Canicross and want to compete in the Half, Ten and Five.

Early Bird discount of 10% is open to everyone that registers before 31st January 2017. Simply use the code SHCEB10 at the checkout.

As well as support from our dedicated Events Team before and during the event, participants will also receive a medal, chip timing, aid stations, professional first aid cover, car parking, WC facilities and sports massage.

The event is to raise funds for the Community Foundation for Surrey and the Surrey Hills Trust Fund. Fundraising isn’t compulsory but we are encouraging everyone to take up the additional challenge to fundraise and support local communities. A suggested fundraising target to aim for is £250 per person.

The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local need. They have already supported over 2,000 local projects by awarding grants to fund local community and voluntary groups who are making a difference to the quality of local community life.

The Community Foundation established the Surrey Hills Trust Fund to exclusively help local projects and community groups within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Those raising funds by participating in the Surrey Hills Challenge will enable the Trust Fund to help local projects conserving the AONB and support the people who live, work and enjoy the area.

The Surrey Hills Challenge will take place on Sunday 24th September 2017. Registration fees per person for ‘The Ultra’ (60km) is £80, ‘The Half’(21km) £35, ‘The Ten’ (10km) £25 for an adult and £55 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 15 and under) and ‘The Five’ (5km) £15 for an adult and £35 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 15 and under). A booking fee of £2 per registration is applicable. The event is open to everyone. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. For more information or to register visit the website or call 01483 542221.