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 (the grass section between King Alfred Leisure centre car park & Lexs cafe)

 

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 - sorry, we will not be taking entries on the day

Baggage Drop will be at THE START - at registration you will be provided with a RTTS drawstring bag – this is 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 the drawstring bag before taking to the baggage van. No other bags will be accepted other than the RTTS drawstring bags - this is a FREE service

START PROCEDURE

 

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 your RACE GUIDE

 

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. 

CHECKPOINTS/FEEDSTATIONS

 

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 your RACE GUIDE

COURSE SIGNAGE

 

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

 

CUT-OFF TIMES

The cut-off time is 9hrs - 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 your RACE GUIDE

The cut off time for the finish is 6pm, therefore  9hrs (from 9am) 10hrs (from 8am)

 

BUS TRANSPORT

 

We operate a PRE-EVENT bus service FROM Hove Lawns, Brighton (at the junction of Hove St & Kingsway) TO Christ’s Hospital School (the start). Buses can be booked (£6) 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 to those who have booked before race day

There is no event transport provided after the event back to the start. 

TOILETS

There will be toilets at the start & finish venues and at halfway (Checkpoint 2 )