For results including prize winners in Excel format please click here

For results in pdf format please click here.  For prize winners in pdf format click here

For photos on the course please click here .  Big thank you to Lauren for taking the photos

Photos taken at the finish are on the Facebook page 

There is no charge for downloading photos 

Entries for 2025 should open in October 

The Weald Challenge is a trail half marathon from the village of Chiddingly, Sussex in June each year. The route is based around parts of the Wealdway and Vanguard Way. This is a lovely run through the beautiful Sussex Countryside and with a relaxed time limit of 5 hours is suitable for a wide range of abilities. There are two checkpoints on the route.

Previously operated by Trail Running Sussex this event has been taken over by Uckfield Runners from 2024 and will be held on 9 June 2024.  

The event is run under England Athletics  Rules - Trail Running Association Permit Number 6445

If you have not received an email with final instructions or seen it on Facebook please click on this link   




Click Here for entries or press the big yellow button.  The minimum age 17 years on day of race.

There will be an early bird discounted price of £32 UKA affiliated, £34 non-affiliated for entries to 31 December 2023. 

From  1 January 2024 the price will increase to £37/£39

There is a limit of 400 entrants.  Since we are only putting on the half marathon we have increased the limit from 345 for the half marathon in 2023 to 400 but please note the event sold out in 2023 so early entry is recommended.  

Deferrals and name transfers must be by 8 May

Please note ther are no refunds.  Deferrals and name transfers are allowed up to 1 month before the event (ie up to 8 May 2024). 


The route follows the Wealdway out and returns on the Vanguard Way.

The routes is marked by red and white arrows an example of which is shown above. 

The route starts with 0.75 miles along a quiet country lane, which will help spread out the field, before the race route continues along bridleways and footpaths. The final 0.55 miles also travels along the quiet country lane back to Race HQ at Chiddingly Primary School. The half marathon race route, apart from the section of road at the start and finish, has a road total of 2.8 miles. These sections of road are small (0.1 - 0.3 miles), as the route passes through local villages, i.e. East Hoathly, Blackboys, and along quiet lanes joining fields, apart from one longer section of road following the Vanguard Way (1.2 miles), on the return to the finish as the route passes through the final checkpoint at 10.2 miles.

Click here to download a pdf of the map

Click here for a description of the route with What3Words locations

There are two checkpoints, Newplace park at 5.6 miles (9k) and Scallow bridge at 10.2 miles (16.1k)

The elevation profile is shown below.


Start / Finish location

The start and finish is at Chiddingly Primary School, Muddles Green, East Sussex, BN8 6HN. Start/Finish location map LINK on Goggle Maps



All finishers will receive a quality bespoke handmade Weald Challenge event coffee mug, AND a quality bespoke Weald Challenge half marathon medal, unless the runner opted into "Meals Not Medals" (please see below).

Time limit

There is a time limit of 5 hours


Yes, again for 2024 we have a "Meals Not Medals" option for our races. which is similar to the "Trees Not Tees" entry option.

'Meals Not Medals' is where rather than receiving the finisher's medal, you choose to help provide a meal to someone in need, through the excellent work of Uckfield Foodbank. Please select the 'Meals Not Medals' option if you would like £4 of your entry fee to be be donated to Uckfield Foodbank.   Uckfield Foodbank, is a local community project which is part of the nationwide network of foodbanks, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Please visit their website to find out more about the great service they provide.

So, select Yes to the Opt in for "Meals Not Medals" question on the online entry form if you DON'T want to receive a medal and wish to donate to Uckfield Foodbank. Select No to the Opt in for "Meals Not Medals" question on the online entry form if you DO want to receive a medal.



The Entry Fee Includes

A great run along an undulating scenic trail route, following two long distance paths: the Wealdway and the Vanguard Way

Water, bananas and oranges provided at the two checkpoints and finish.

A quality bespoke Weald Challenge finishers medal (£4 is donated to Uckfield Foodbank instead if opt in for "Meals Not Medals"

A quality bespoke handmade Weald Challenge event coffee mug

Complimentary filter coffee or tea following the race, served in your handmade winners coffee mug, plus cake to enjoy with it

Free car parking within a field adjacent to race registration and the race start / finish

First aid and medical cover

Prizes to the first three men and women finishers and the first man and women aged over 40, 50, 60 and 70.

Head phones and dogs

The event is run under EA rules so only bone conducting headphones are allowed.

Unfortunately we cannot allow competitors to run with dogs: this can be a risk to other runners and also this is a long event and in June can be very hot so may not be good for the dog.