The Steyning Stinger is a multi-terrain marathon. It was first run in 2002 and usually takes place on the first Sunday of March each year. There is also a half marathon race.
The 20th anniversary event is now due to take place on the 6th March 2022, with entries due to open in November 2021.
The undulating / hilly race takes place the South Downs between Steyning, Storrington and Shoreham-by-Sea. The route covers countryside and roads, including four hills (or ‘stings’) up towards the top of the Downs. Walkers, joggers and runners can take part.
Steyning Stinger Free Breakfast
There are several drink stations en route, one approximately every three miles.
All runners get a “free” breakfast at the end of the event at Steyning Grammar School.
Up to 500 people can take part. You must be over 18 and can’t run with a dog!
The start time is between 7.30 a.m. and 8.30 a.m.
Steyning Athletics Club
Book your place through the Steyning Athletic Club
Stay in Steyning
Rosebud Holiday Cottage provides cosy, comfortable local accommodation for up to 3 people. A lovely place to unwind after the race.
Many keen hikers are guests at the cottage. You will find local maps and walks guide books there. The South Downs Way is within a mile away and country footpaths start almost on the doorstep!
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