Are you ready for one of the toughest charity challenges in the UK?

The incredibly beautiful South Downs Way shows just how beautiful the South East of England can be.

The 100-mile long trail stretches between Winchester and Eastbourne taking you along tracks of chalk, flint, grass, gravel and occasionally concrete and tarmac.

The undulating trail that reaches a height of 886 ft means you’ll be ascending a total of 12,400 feet along a journey that typically takes 8 or 9 days to complete.

We’re throwing down the gauntlet with a challenge to walk the trail in under 30 hours or cycle it in under 9 hours!

You could take part until the end of November on a date that suits you. What’s more, you’ll know that every step will help to ensure that some of the most troubled young men in our communities get the support they need to turn their backs on crime and build a life that is good for them and good for others.

South Downs Trailblazer

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Join a #TrailblazeForCommunity today!

Registration fee: Free entry

Suggested fundraising target: £500

There’s just a few rules:

1. You have until the end of November 2020 to complete your challenge – it doesn’t have to be done in one go.
2. Minimum age 18.
3. Send us evidence of your completed challenge.
4. Please adhere to social distancing and government guidelines while completing your challenge https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

You can track your distance and join our Strava Running Club and get yourself on the challenge leader board! You can track your run using your smartwatch or usual tracking app. Alternatively, you could sign up to RunKeeper, Garmin Connect or Map My Run.


As a charity, we continue to feel the full impact of Covid-19 and need your support more than ever. Please help our frontline care team help more patients and their families by asking your friends and family to sponsor you while you stay fit and healthy, too.

Fundraising Pages

Create your very own fundraising page and share it across your social media. We’d love to see your photos and remember to tag them with #TrailblazeForCommunity.

It’s also an excellent way for you to choose which Abandofbrothers community you would like your fundraising to benefit.