The race enjoyed a stunning debut in 2019 when, despite torrential rain, almost 400 hardy souls took to the undulating tracks, trails and roads around the picturesque village of Madehurst, nestling in the heart of the South Downs near Arundel. We can't wait to return to this fantastic course in 2022.
It is a rare opportunity to run this scenic route – much of it is on private land – and the race is sure to be popular once again this year.
New for 2022: There will be a FREE children's race taking place before the main event!
Although the course is challenging in parts, it is ideal for runners of all standards – from experienced athletes to those with limited race experience and first time runners. And, of course, you have the choice of running 10k or 5k.
In addition to a commemorative mug for all race finishers, there are prizes for leading runners and teams in the 10k.
The Chosen Beneficiary - Dementia Support
Founded in 2014, Dementia Support is a young, unique charity based near Chichester, that provides complete dementia services in one community-based hub, known as Sage House.
The first of its kind in the UK, Sage House opened in 2018 and provides a full range of accessible dementia services including Wayfinding advice and emotional support, NHS Dementia Assessment, wellbeing activities, Day Breaks respite care, personal care including assisted bathing and dementia friendly hairdressing, Smart Zone technology area for independent living, and an accessible Community Café.
For the 2022 event, we have chosen Dementia Support, who run Sage House, to be our Charity of the Year. If you would like to run in-aid of Dementia Support and raise money towards the life changing services at Sage House then you can set up a Just Giving Page here: Dementia Support - JustGiving
Entry Limit: 500
Please note that, as all of our races are licensed by UK Athletics, we will adhere to any Covid guidelines that are in place at that time.
A copy of our Participants Code of Conduct can be viewed here.
A copy of our Spectators Code of Conduct can be viewed here.
On Site Parking
Baggage Drop Off
The Course The course is a single lap for the 10k with 5k runners doing a shorter loop of an undulating route around the trails and paths and roads around Madehurst and South Downs.
First Aid St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. Results should be available on our website www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as you cross the finish line. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after the race has finished and final results will be published as soon as is practical on the day after the race.
Trophies and awards will be sent in the post after the event.
All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results by email as soon as possible on the first working day after the race.