Introducing a brand new Challenge to our 2019 event line up: The 50k Hilly Billy Challenge is a one-off Ultra, starting at 8AM and limited to 35 spaces, so sign up to this ultimate challenge before it sells out!

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, with the Hilly Billy Challenge starting at 8AM. The routes 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 Marathon & Hilly Billy Challenge runners receive a FREE finishers t-shirt! There is an opportunity for Half Marathon and 20 Mile participants 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 Keech Hospice Care


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

2017 20 mile participant

“The organisation and set up was just superb. From the well stocked fueling stations, the excellent marking of the course and the buffet at the end it was just brilliant. Felt like a proper ‘runners’ event the whole way through. A real gem of a race”

2018 Marathon participant

2018 photos by Adam Langford – CLICK HERE