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Walk along the famous South Downs Way, with stunning views over the sea to a Brighton mid-point before finishing in historic Arundel.

  • 7 - 8 Sep 2024
  • Eastbourne
  • From £20 (dependent on distance)
  • From £70 (dependent on distance)

Walk up to 100km from Eastbourne to Arundel with other adventurers of all experience levels and ages! Take the full challenge up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the famous South Downs Way National Trail through Brighton and on to Arundel. You choose your distance, the full 100km, 50km or even 25km!

Some of the fun things you’ll get by taking part include:

  • a celebration finish to highlight what an incredible challenge you’ve done
  • a t-shirt and medal to commemorate your event
  • free hot food and stops with dietary requirements catered for so you don’t miss out
  • regular rest stops and support from medics and marshals

I’m in! Sign me up!

How far is the walk?

You choose your distance: 25km, 50km or 100km.

How do I sign up for the walk?

On the sign-up page you’ll see there are a few different sign-up options. Please choose one of the below options when you’re signing up:

  • Full sponsorship for charity: Sign up for a small fee (dependent on route distance) and fundraise in aid of Cats Protection
  • Mixed funding for charity: Pay for half your place cost and fundraise in aid of Cats Protection. We’ll pay the remaining half of your place cost
  • Own place charity fundraising: You pay for your place in full and fundraise as much as you can in aid of Cats Protection
Sign up here!
I’ve not taken part in a walking event before. What support will I get?

It can be daunting to take on a fundraising walking challenge, but sign up today and you’ll be supported from the start including:

  • dedicated support from our Events team, ready to answer your questions and share their top tips
  • a brilliant fundraising pack containing information, top tips and sponsorship forms to help you hit your fundraising target
  • a branded t-shirt to wear with pride during your training and walk
  • access to our Facebook community so you can connect with other cat lovers and exchange ideas, tips and advice
  • a full signposted route with marshals and medics so you can concentrate on those steps
  • access to the Ultra Challenge app which includes training guides, training walks, maps and more!

Why should I take part in the walk for Cats Protection?

Two reasons, both are as important as each other:

  • firstly, to help cats and kittens in need across the country. Your generosity and kindness enables our teams to go on caring for abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens
  • secondly, for yourself! By taking part in this walk, it can be a fantastic and fun way to challenge yourself and mix up your day to day, get fit and raise vital donations for cats in need. We like to think of it as the good kind of nervous. You’re getting out of your comfort zone but you’ll be having so much fun doing it!
I’m not sure I can do this long a route. Do you have shorter distance events?

Yes! We understand that not everyone wants to walk a minimum of 25km and we have lots of shorter distance events available for you, including many 10km options. Choose your event here.

Alternatively, you can do your own local sponsored walk instead. Simply register your challenge with us and we'll support you every step of the way!

Get in touch

If you have any questions, check out our frequently asked questions page.

Alternatively, reach out to our friendly Events team on 01825 741 960 or email

You can protect cats. Join the team and start making an impact today.

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