Online Entry Open at Raw Running

This is a stunning and picturesque run on the South Downs.  The venue for the event will be at ‘Cowdown’, a private farm on top of the downs close to Washington, West Sussex (RH20 4BA). Choose either the 10km or our popular 10-mile trail run and see some of the best views around stretching out to sea at the Rampion Wind Farm and the Norths Downs and Surrey Hills.  Whilst 8am is not actually a dawn start, it’s earlier than some of our other runs to avoid the midday sun at this time of the year. Canicross has grown significantly for this event as it’s ideal on the wide open trails and bridleways. Humans & dogs both get medals!

Part of your entry fee will go towards supporting our favourite charity, Chestnut Tree House. They are a children’s charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions throughout West & East Sussex, Brighton & Hove and South East Hampshire.

Protein Ball are one of our partners and will be at the event and to keep the kids entertained while you’re out running you can explore the countryside or take advantage of the free face painting!

Competitor race numbers will be posted out the week before the event. There is no need to register on the day.  The registration marquee will be in the main event field (Cowdown) which is where car parking and the start and finish are located.  Portable toilets will be also be at this location.

All runners receive a bespoke medal and unlimited race photographs from Sussex Sport Photography. We’ll also have free face painting for the kids


Thank you for a splendid morning. I loved the route, scenery, marshals, & organisation. Also chuffed with my result.  Will be back next year and will bring more runners!
1st Trail run yesterday and I’m still buzzing! Thanks for this one, looking forward to next year!
Highden Estate

Highden Estate – Start

Canicross Dawn on the Downs

Canicross Dawn on the Downs

Highden Estate 1 mile

Finish chute

Race venue – Cowdown

Canicross champ!

Foxy Ladies Running Club


(10km) Individual runner £23 | (10 mile) Individual runner £25

(10km) Individual Canicross £25 | (10 mile) Individual Canicross £27

(Min age for runner is 15+yrs on day of race)

Humans & canines get a bespoke medal, free photos and canines also get a treat & water!

Prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male / Female overall, Vets (O40), Supervets (O50), Vintage (O60) & Juniors (U18).

Canicross prizes awarded to the first three overall in each race.

Race Details:



Download Race Itinerary and Information TBC for 2022

10km run map & 10 mile run map

Marshal & Water Points Maps |10km | 10mile

Download Map Race HQ Location

Download Map A24 to Race HQ