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The Steyning Stinger Marathon Race

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.

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The undulating / hilly race takes place on 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 Marathon Race 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 Athletics

Local Accommodation

Rosebud Holiday Cottage provides cosy, comfortable local accommodation for up to 3 people. A lovely place to unwind after the race.

Many guests at the cottage are keen hikers. 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! The Downs Link Path and Monarch’s Way also cross the outskirts of Steyning.

Find out more about Steyning

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