The race start and location of race parking is at Matterley Bowl. The race start location is in the natural amphitheatre that sits within the grounds of the Matterley Estate. Signage will direct cars to the Bowl, off of the A31, opposite the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. The nearest postcode is SO21 1HZ.
Parking is available on site and is free of charge.
The race finish is at Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, BN21 2UF. The ground is behind Eastbourne District Hospital, but there is no access through the hospital itself. The Sports Park is adjacent to Sussex Downs Vocational Sixth Form College and Park College. It is clearly marked on Cross Levels Way. Parking is free of charge.
For runners coming from further afield, the nearest airport is Southampton which is 30 minutes drive from the race start. London Gatwick is the closest major international airport around 1 hour and 30 minutes drive away.
The nearest rail station to the start is Winchester which is around 4 miles or 12 minutes in a taxi/ car from the start point. The nearest rail station to the finish is Hampden Park (Sussex) which is 1.5 miles from the finish. Eastbourne Station is 2 miles from the finish.
There are plenty of options for accomodation in both Winchester and Eastbourne.
There is camping at the startline, which is free of charge. Tents can be pitched from 1600 on Friday and must be cleared before 0530 on Saturday. There are plenty of options for hotels in Winchester which can be found by entering Winchester Hotels into google or other search engines. Taxi's from most hotels within Winchester city to the start line on race morning will take around 15 minutes. We STRONGLY recommend you pre-book a cab as availability is limited and many runners choose this option.
The closest hotel to the start line is the Holiday Inn which is within walking distance of Matterley Bowl.
The race finishes in Eastbourne and there are a number of hotels in close proximity.
The Langham Hotel a lovely Eastbourne establishment is owned by the family of our 2016 SDW50 and SDW100 winner Neil Kirby. Because of their close affiliation with the race, they are offering rooms to runners at 10% off of standard rates. To book, please visit their website here and use the discount code SDW
For a budget option, The Premier Inn at Eastbourne is just over a mile from the track.
A shuttle bus will leave from the finish at Eastbourne Sports Club at 1215 on Sunday following the race finish. The shuttle will make one stop only, back at Matterley Bowl for runners to collect their vehicles. Competitors who wish to take the shuttle can do so at a cost of £30 and tickets can be purchased during registration, or subsequently, by heading back to your registration via the email you receive confirming your entry to the event.