Take Part


Whether you’re after a fun new challenge or a seasoned runner looking to Discover your potential, the Discovery Run has a route…and challenge…for everyone. All abilities and all ages are welcome, and your start time will be allocated based on the distance entered and your estimated finish time. Do you want to Discover the course with friends or family? Just ensure you enter the same race distance and estimated finish time, and you shall be on the start line together.

Discovery 5km – A great way to get into running or to complete a new challenge in a stunning setting. Min. age 15 years old.

Discovery 10km – Step-up to the challenge or use as a training run for a longer distance event. Min. age 15 years old.

Discovery Half – Discover your potential or perhaps your limits over this 21km route! Min. age 17 years old.

Canicrossers can discover the trails with dogs. Simply select the option to ‘run with a dog’ on your entry form, and you will be allocated a start time with fellow canicrossers. For more information, see our FAQ.


Round up your school friends or running club buddies to take on the Discovery Youth 5km, a run exclusively for 8 – 15 year olds.

Discovery Youth– take part in your own race without Mum and Dad. Perhaps you want to challenge your brother or sister, or enjoy the Discovery with your best friend?

If you are a school or running club looking to enter a group of 10+ individuals, please email us info@thediscoveryrun.com


Children as young as 4 years old can take part in our Discovery Fun Run. This 1.5km loop is ideal for those looking for a fun challenge and to enjoy the atmosphere of a much bigger event!

Discovery Fun Run – open to children aged 4 – 12 years old. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent / guardian, and there is no charge for accompanying adults.


In addition to the spectacular scenic courses around Petworth Park, all Discovery Run finishers received:

  • Race pack including timing chip
  • Training support and advice
  • Fully signed and marshalled route
  • Drinks stations
  • Technical T-shirt
  • ‘Discovery’ goodie bag for all finishers
  • Bespoke finisher’s medal
  • Free parking
  • Access to the Sports Festival Zone
  • Professional medical back-up