Butser Hill Challenge 2018
16 September 2018
Butser Hill at 889’ is the highest point on the South Downs, overlooking the town of Petersfield and is the natural heart of the South Downs National Park.
This is a demanding grade B Short Fell run with three steep ascents and descents of Butser Hill. Hopefully the weather on the day will be kind and give the runners the chance to enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.
The event has a whole morning of Junior events ( approx. 1k, 2k, 3k ) for School years 3 – 11 starting at 09:50 culminating in the approx 5 mile senior race at 12.30.
The course is run on the grassy slopes of Butser and provides a challenge even for the serious fell runner. The views across the countryside are stunning when you reach the north side of the hill.
The atmosphere is fun and friendly attracting a wide range of runners of all abilities. . The senior event of 5m attracts runners of all abilities. Last year’s eldest runner was 73.
Founded in 1978 as one of the first major - and toughest - mass runs, this event pre-dated the first London Marathon and was well before both the Great North Run and Great South Run. It has raised in excess of £200,000 for charities over the years
- In 2015 the event raised in excess of£4000 for The Rosemary Foundation
- In 2016 the event raised in excess of £4000 for The Rosemary Foundation
- In 2017 the event raised in excess of £5000 for Fitzroy
For 2018 we have again chosen to support www.fitzroy.org Registered charity number 1011290
Junior ( school yr 3 - 11 ) start at 09:50 medals and trohpies in each year and school teams
Senior 5m fell run starts 12:30
NEW 2018 Specially designed Bespoke medal for all , prizes for individuals in various categories plus Club , School , Corporate and Pub teams
Early Bird discounted Entries until 15th July 2018
Entries on the day will be taken but £4 extra so please enter before .
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Horndean, Nr Petersfield
Registration open from: 11:00:00