The Dunstable Downs Challenge Events are held annually. The Half Marathon, 20 Mile and Marathon races all start at the same time from Creasey Park Community Football Centre in Dunstable and then take you on a scenic, rural trail run, across the stunning Dunstable Downs and surrounding areas. Run mainly on public footpaths and bridle ways with occasional sections on quiet country lanes, the course is a self-navigated route which you must familiarise yourself with beforehand.

There are great facilities at our Race HQ including a secure baggage area, changing and shower facilities. We put on a huge spread of post-race refreshments in the clubhouse including sandwiches, cakes, teas and coffees with Vegan and Gluten-Free options.

All runners receive a medal tailored to the distance race they have completed and there is an opportunity to purchase a finishers t-shirt when you sign up. There is a small selection of t-shirts available to purchase on the day. Any profits from this merchandise is donated to our ongoing club charity The Willow Foundation.


I thoroughly enjoyed the day, easy to follow instruction, excellent course and the volunteers were incredible too

2017 20 mile participant

A great local race – small but I liked the cosy vibe. Very well organised. Loved the Tribe bars – better than the usual syrupy bars that get handed out. A very happy runner after my first half marathon trail race. Thank you!

2017 Half Marathon Participant


2017 photos by Adam Langford – CLICK HERE