Sign Up For The Beachy Head Marathon
With the London Marathon just gone, for those who have the running bug, its time to sign up for the Beachy Head Marathon or 10k. Taking place on 25 October, the marathon is Eastbourne’s top sporting fixture and a favourite amongst runners.
The Beachy Head Marathon is a scenic gem, with subscribers to Runners World regularly voting it as one of the most iconic events in the country. The marathon covers 300 steps and 14 gates, passing through Jevington, Alfriston, Litlington, Friston Forest, the Cuckmere Valley and Seven Sisters, including Birling Gap and Beachy Head.
Senior Head of Tourism and Leisure, Tracey McNulty said “The Beachy Head Marathon and new last year; 10k, are a huge success in the Eastbourne events calendar. Whether walking, jogging or running, the route takes participants on a stunning scenic route!”
With live music at key points along the way, there will be plenty of viewing points for spectators to cheer entrants on around the course with the easiest accessible for spectators being at the Seven Sisters Country Park and Birling Gap.
The 26 mile marathon is extremely popular for its scenic and challenging route through the South Downs National Park Countryside. The race is also great for runners, joggers, walkers, for those who want to get fit or to enjoy the stunning views.
Last year, a new additional 10 kilometre race was added and it will return again this year. Hill runners can enjoy a shorter version of the marathon with a route comprising of breath taking views and challenges.
Organisers are delighted to announce this year’s official charities; Eastbourne and District Mencap, St Wilfrid’s Hospice Eastbourne and Run 4 Cancer.
Both races start and finish at Bedes School on Dukes Drive on 25 October 2014. The Beachy Head Marathon starts at 9am with runners returning from 12-6pm. The 10k race will start shortly after the marathon.
Beachy Head Marathon entry fee is £33 and the 10k is £13.
Entries for the Beachy Head Marathon and the 10k are separate and runners can enter at www.beachyheadmarathon.co.uk
22 April, 2014
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