RUN TO THE SEA BRIGHTON RACE INFORMATION
START & FINISH VENUES & PARKING
Race START: Christs Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0LJ
Parking at the START: Limited parking at the school - please car share if you can or be dropped off wherever possible. Cars must be removed from site the same day - no overnight stay
Race FINISH: Hove Lawns, Brighton BN3 4GP
Parking at the FINISH: See website here - remember to check maximum duration!
REGISTRATION & BAGGAGE
Registration will be at THE START Christs Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0LJ from 7:15-8:40am
Entries on the day - we can take entries on the day providing we are not over-subscribed (please email us to find out)
Baggage Drop will be at THE START - This is a FREE service for you to get a few essentials transported from the start to the finish. You will need to take your things with you to the start to put into a small bag before taking to the baggage van. Your bag must be labelled with the label provided and must be small - we cannot take large bags.
There will be a staggered start between 8:00am – 9:00am. Times will be pre-allocated.
Groups of socially distanced runners will be started off at intervals. You can choose your approximate start time and your exact start time will be confirmed before race day. You can arrive 30-40 mins before your time slot and go to the start area 10 mins prior. Full details in the Race Guide on the race webpage
ROUTE & TERRAIN
The 50km course starts at Christs Hospital School and immediately joins the Downs Link until 22kms. From 25km -37km you will be following the South Downs Way. After leaving the South Downs the approach to the finish is on pavements & promenade.The first half of the route is predominantly flat, in fact slightly downhill overall; the second half is on rolling downs therefore hilly/undulating, before finishing along the flat seafront promenade. The terrain should be mainly firm underfoot, but can also be wet & slippery in places if we have a lot of rain beforehand.
There are four checkpoints/feedstations on the course. It is mandatory to visit each checkpoint even if you don't require food/water. You may also have your own personal nutrition delivered ahead of your arrival to checkpoints 3 & 4, which can be dropped in the box at the start - this is a FREE service. Full details in the Race Guide on the race webpage
Yellow/black arrows & red/white tape for the whole course. For the first 22kms you can also follow the Downs Link signs. From 25km-37kms you can also follow the many South Downs Way signs until the course diverts at 37kms. You will be sent the final GPS file for the route in the week before race day – make sure you use the final version as changes could be made. There will be a google map version of the route made available, showing checkpoints and any public toilets along the route
The cut-off time is 10hrs - this is taken from the latest start time at 9am. If you start earlier, you get more time! Each checkpoint will have it's own cut-off time and you will be required to retire if you fall behind this time. For individual checkpoint cut-off times please see the Race Guide on the race webpage
The cut off time for the finish is 6pm, therefore 10hrs (from 8am) 9hrs (from 9am)
We operate a PRE-EVENT bus service from Hove Lawns, Brighton (the finish) to Christ’s Hospital School (the start). Buses can be booked (£7) at registration or afterwards until 3 weeks before race day.
You will be pre-allocated a bus according to your chosen start time. All bus information will be sent by email to those who have booked one week before race day
There is no event transport provided after the event back to the start.
There will be toilets at the start & finish venues and at halfway (Checkpoint 2 ). Note: for those catching the bus - there are NO toilets at the bus pick-up point early in the morning, so please be sure to go before you arrive to catch the bus