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The Half


  • What?

    A challenging 21km that you can walk or run.
  • Where?

    The 21km route leads you through Surrey's glorious countryside. It starts and finishes at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking.
  • When?

    26th September 2021
    Registration from 07:00
    Event Brief: 08:15
    Event Start: 08.30
    Cut Off: 19:00
  • How much?

    Single entry £35
  • What do you get?

    As well as support from our dedicated Events Team before and during the event, participants will also receive:
    • Medal
    • Chip timing
    • Aid stations
    • Professional first aid cover
    • Car parking
    • WC facilities
  • Participant Pack

    The pack will be available shortly.



The Surrey Hills Challenge Half is for those that want to test their stamina and strength, but are not quite ready for the Ultra or Full. The 21km circular route starts at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking at 08:30. The Half route is almost entirely on footpath with some road crossings and short stretches of road surface. Sturdy trail shoes are advisable to ensure good grip as you travel up and down the rolling hills of Surrey. The footpaths in places are narrow, with loose gravel, roots and the usual obstacles you would expect to find. There are stiles and gates to navigate and some road crossings where you’ll be helped across by volunteers.

The route heads out north from Denbies and around Norbury Park woodlands before heading South towards Ranmore Common. You'll follow a scenic trail that cuts across fields, up and down hills, through hamlets, along ridgeways and woodlands before joining other routes through the vineyards back to the finish. There’s so much to look at and so many variations in terrain that you’ll never lack conversation topics between yourself and your fellow athletes!

Along the 21km route will be two aid stations offering drinks. Each aid station is managed by experienced volunteers, many of them runners themselves, and medics who will be checking your progress offering advice and support. You’ll never be left behind - this is an event for everyone.

You’ll finish at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking, where medals and prizes are awarded and is also the main hub and meeting point for all our participants and their supporters. With refreshments and entertainment available from 08:00 until 16:00, it is the heart of the challenge. You can view the route in more depth and download the GPX by clicking here.


SHC Half Sept 2019