Are you ready to take on the chal­lenge of the Sur­rey Hills?

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THE Sur­rey Hills Chal­lenge, fea­tur­ing five walk­ing or run­ning events with five dis­tances for peo­ple of all ages and fit­ness, takes place this week­end.

The routes en­com­pass some of the most pic­turesque views across the Sur­rey Hills along the Green­sand Way.

Sun­day will see the su­per fit tak­ing on the 60km Ul­tra and a new 40km run or walk in the hills, as well as 21km and 10km events.

For fam­i­lies there is a 5km chal­lenge event.

All routes fin­ish at Den­bies Wine Es­tate in Dork­ing.

The 60km route starts in Hasle­mere at 6am and fol­lows the Green­sand Way and weaves to­wards the Devil’s Punch Bowl, a large nat­u­ral am­phithe­atre through Na­tional Trust land.

The route is al­most en­tirely on foot­paths with some road cross­ings and short stretches on road. Along the 60km route are six themed aid sta­tions to help mo­ti­vate the com­peti­tors.

The 40km route starts in Wit­ley and be­gins at 8.30am, fol­low­ing the Ul­tra Route along the Green­sand Way to­wards Win­ter­fold. Just af­ter Pitch Hill those on the Ul­tra and Forty chal­lenges are joined by the 21km Half par­tic­i­pants who de­part from the Duke of Kent School at 9am be­fore head­ing to­wards Hurt­wood.

All three chal­lenges head to­wards Holm­bury Hill be­fore com­plet­ing the high­est sum­mit in South Eng­land, Leith Hill, be­fore de­scend­ing from the North Downs into Dork­ing, for the fi­nal stretch and fin­ish.

The two fi­nal chal­lenges, The Ten and The Five, weave through the vine­yards of Den­bies be­fore head­ing out on to the North Downs. The Five loops around through the North Downs woodland be­fore the homeward stretch opens out onto stun­ning views across Den­bies and Box­hill.

The Ten is a hilly and tech­ni­cal chal­lenge to walk or run which, branch­ing off from The Five, heads out on to Sur­rey farm­land and into Dork­ing woods be­fore tack­ling the North Downs Way.

The Ten re­joins The Five at Ash­combe Wood along with the Ul­tra, Forty and Half chal­lengers as they be­gin their de­scent down into Den­bies where the fin­ish and Race Vil­lage are lo­cated.

The Race Vil­lage is where medals and prizes are awarded and re­fresh­ments and entertainment will be avail­able from 10am un­til 6.30pm.

The event is to raise funds for the Sur­rey Hills Trust Fund. Fundrais­ing but a sug­gested fundrais­ing tar­get to aim for is £250 per per­son.

Reg­is­tra­tion is now open for par­tic­i­pants to en­ter in­di­vid­u­ally, as a group or as a fam­ily. Prices are as fol­lows: The Ul­tra, 60km – £80; The Forty, 40km - £55; The Half, 21km – £35; The Fam­ily Ten, 10km – £55; The Ten, 10km - £25; The Fam­ily Five, 5km – £35;

The Five, 5km – £15. A new cat­e­gory has also been added for those who en­joy Cani­cross and want to com­pete in the Half, Ten and Five.

The event is open to ev­ery­one. Par­tic­i­pants un­der the age of 16 must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult or guardian. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter visit www.sur­rey­hillschal­lenge.com or call 01483 542221.

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