Istead & Ifield North Downs Way Run 26th June

13th June 2016

The 33rd running of this popular and successful 30km event, first staged in 1984 from Istead continues to go from strength to strength.  Reported in  Runners World magazine annual poll of the best organised races the NDR was rated 9th overall out of races of any distance held in the UK.  In November 2012 it was described by the magazine as ‘one of the most iconic trail races in the UK and Europe’. 

For the third year running, the event has received the BARR Gold Grading for race organisation and proud holders of the BARR Bill Reynolds award for the most improved race in the UK.  This year’s race incorporates the British Masters trail championships. 

The 2016 NDR will again provide much needed financial support to various local charities.  We pledge a minimum of 50% of any surplus made from operating the run to charities carefully selected by the Race Committee.  Once again, there will be a Children’s Fun Run.  This will consist of a 1km course wholly within the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre.  Medals and refreshments will be given to all children who finish.  The start will be at 11.00am.  This can be entered on the day or by post using the form

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 Jodi Hanagan