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  • Date

    Sun 16th Aug, 2020

  • Time

    10:30 run start | Trains at 09:12

  • Distance

    18.8km / 11.7 miles

  • Start/finish

    Dorking → Dorking

  • Trains

    London Victoria → Dorking (57mins)

  • Average pace

    6:00min/km (9:40min/mile)

  • Elevation

    Hilly (515m)

  • Group size


  • Bag drop


  • Dogs allowed


Leith Hill tower has got to be one our our favourite places to run to in Surrey.

The surrounding trails are full of delights and the views along the Greensand Ridge make the hills worth it.

This run is just over 21km with around 500m of elevation gain.

We will be stopping for a breather half way on the top of the tower.

If you would like to download the route to your watch or app use the files below.


This run has a pacing level of Medium.

  • Average pace

    6:00min/km (9:40min/mile)

During our medium paced runs the lead runner will average 6:00min/km (9:40min/mile)*.

For these runs it's important you have some experience running off road and are confident completing the distance at this pace.

*This pace will vary dependent on the terrain/elevation, so there are times when we go faster, slower & hike.

3 / 5

This run has a difficulty level of 3.

  • Elevation

    515 metres

Level 3 runs are undulating throughout and/or has more technical terrain.

Our difficulty level reflects the amount of elevation you will encounter on the route and a measure of how tough/technical the terrain is.

Please note: This itinerary assumes you are travelling via train from central London however we welcome runners from anywhere!

If you're driving, see below for parking details.

Meeting points

London Victoria

There will be no meeting point in order to minimise social contact. Please board the train on our own or in small groups.

Route start

Meet outside the main entrance of Dorking station. The guides will be there from 10:15.

Please meet the Runaway team at the meeting point 15-20mins prior to departure.

There is a car park at Dorking Station.

If pubs have reopened we will aim to have some post-run drinks in a local pub beer garden.

It's unlikely we will be able to have a group lunch together, so please arrange this yourself or bring some post run snacks.

If we can reserve an area we will, however we don’t formally book a table as this often requires a deposit/exact numbers. If the chosen pub/cafe is full or busy we will try somewhere else.

Chris Bradley

Chris is the founder of Runaway and an ultra marathon runner.

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Caitlin Jones

Caitlin is an integral part of the Runaway team and an experienced trail and ultra runner.

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Trail running shoes

Wear appropriate shoes for uneven terrain & muddy conditions!


Carry at least 500ml of water with you.


You're unlikely to forget this but please remember to fully charge it.


Bring an energy gel, bar or some sugar to help refuel during the run.

Running pack or bag

You'll need something like this to carry everything in.


A sun hat for warm weather or a warm hat for cold weather.


In cold or wet conditions please bring gloves.


Carry a small amount of cash, you never know when it will be useful.

Water reistant jacket

We recommend this one from our friends at Aussie Grit Apparel.

If you have a question prior to the event please email Chris or message us through our Facebook page.

If you need to contact us on the event day itself, please call or text Chris on the number below.