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Downs Link Ultra

The 5th Downslink Ultra will be on the 1st of October 2017 and will open for entries on the 10th February .


Race Entry for the 2017 Downslink Ultra will be open at 12pm on Friday 10th February on There is also a transport option which is limited to the first 50 this year, the coach will leave the finish area (Shoreham) and travel to the start at a time TBC. Runners can park their cars free of charge for the duration. Cost for this option is £12

Race Entry this year will be: £43/£45 and limited to 200 runners. (please be aware the last four years have sold out).

Race Start 9am

Results for 2016 can be found on our Results Page

Men’s Winning Time 2016:

James Elson  4hrs 16mins 25 secs

Female’s Winning Time 2016:

Katherine Barrett ( Haywards Heath Harriers) 5hrs 39 Mins 19 Secs


The Downslink Ultra is a 38 mile Ultra point to point race from St Martha’s Hill, Surrey to Shoreham- by-Sea, West Sussex using the Downslink footpath and bridleway. The trail crosses the Low Weald and mostly follows two former railway lines. The course is mainly flat after the first section so can lead to some fast running. We believe the Downslink Ultra is an ideal first Ultra for anyone wishing to step up a distance.

Full Race Instructions can be downloaded here:

DownsLink Race Instructions 2016 (word document)

  • The race will have a 10hr Cut-Off
  • Medal ,T-Shirt and Jess’s now famous chilli to all finishers.
  • Please note no Transfers or Refunds.

Route preview:

Read about the race on our report page with several blogs from past runners.