Look-ahead list for races in and around Sussex and surrounding counties

October 2017:

Day Date Dist Type cost Race
Sun 1st 5M Trail £8 Lewes Downland 5M. Popular undulating run on the Downs to the West of Lewes
Sun 1st 10M Trail £15 Lewes Downland 10M.The longer and more undulating course with a 2.5 hour cut off. A Sussex Grand Prix race
Sun 1st 10K MT £12 Eastbourne Tempo 10K. The route is two laps along the flat Eastbourne promenade
Sun 1st 38M Ultra MT £45 Downslink Ultra. A point to point ultra marathon starting at St. Marths’s Hill church and mostly following the Downslink bridleway all the way to Shoreham
Sun 1st Half Marathon Road £34 Kingston Half Marathon.The route covers 5 miles through the historic Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames before crossing over Kingston Bridge and heading up the iconic three mile stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames. The race then reaches Hampton Court Palace before continuing through Thames Ditton and back towards Kingston for the famous Market Place finish
Sun 1st Half Marathon Road £23 Tonbridge Half Marathon. The race starts at West Kent College and is run over a pan-handle shaped out and back course, accurately measured on roads and lanes to the south of Tonbridge town. Most of the course has complete road closures
Sun 1st 10K Trail £16 Titsey Trail Race. The single-lap run start from Limpfield Chart Golf Club (nearest postcode RH8 0SL) and is almost entirely off-road along tracks, footpaths and bridleways through the woodlands of Limpsfield Common and the High Chart of Surrey and Kent. Most of the land is owned by the Titsey Estate or National Trust. The first two kilometres are flat(ish), followed by some quite stiff(ish) drags (through autumnal woodlands!) up to the wooded plateau of the High Chart
Sun 1st Half Marathon Road £35 Basingstoke Half Marathon. Half Marathon town based route run over closed roads
Sat 7th Marathon MT £36.75 Its a Numbers Game (day-1). The first of a weekend double from Phoenix Running. The course is a 6.6 mile out and back loop along the Thames tow path at Walton on Thames. There is a 6 hour time limit
Sat 7th 21M MT £25 South Downs Run & Trek . Walk or run 21 miles along the South Downs Way from Devils Dyke and finishing at the St. Barnabas House hospice in Worthing. This is a charity fund raising event and participants are required to raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship
Sun 8th Marathon MT £36.75 Its a Numbers Game (day-2). Day 2 uses the same format and course as the first day and if you run both days there is mega blingage to be earned. As well as the standard finishers medal you also get a mega medal which is the same size as a normal running number and accommodates your running number used
Sun 8th Half Marathon Road £22 Sussex Half Marathon. Hilly road based half marathon run over a single lap course
Sun 8th Marathon Road £32 Sussex Marathon. Two laps of the half marathon course so a tough marathon, one of the hilliest road based marathons in the UK
Sun 8th 10K MT £20 Portsmouth RNLI 10K. A fast and flat 10K run along Southsea prom
Sun 8th 8M MT £22 Pieces of Eight. A flat, fast run along Southsea seafront run at the same time as the RNLI 10K. Eye patches and parrots optional though fancy dress strongly encouraged. Watch out for the Octopus…
Sun 8th 5K Obstacle £44-49 Monsters Mud Run. A challenging 5K run in East Grinstead through the West Sussex countryside with many muddy obstacles on the way. You will be taken on a journey across muddy fields, up steep hills, through woods, washing off in river crossings, navigating through mud pits, fighting your way through deep muddy bogs, over obstacles with many more muddy surprises along the way
Sun 8th 10K Obstacle £49-54 Mud Monsters 10K. The 10K option with more mud and water
Sat 8th 20k Obstacle £59-64 Mud Monsters 20K. For the bonkers…two laps of the 10K route
Sun 8th 10M MT £27 Chichester 10M. Runs through and around the city and then heads out to the Trundle, but without going all the way up to the very top and around the Trundle fort
Sun 8th MT Half Marathon £29 Chichester Half Marathon. As the 10 mile route but includes the rest of the climb to the top of Trundle Hill and round the hill fort
Sun 8th 8k MT £25 Rise Undercliff Run for Women. The Rise 8k is an out and back fund raising run for women only along the undercliff walk from Saltdean to Brighton Marina and back
Sun 8th 10K MT £15 Heron Way. The Heron Way 10k Trail Run is a mainly off road race starting and finishing at Heron Way Primary School and taking in the paths of St Leonard’s Forest. All proceeds are in aid of Heron Way PTA
Sat 14th Up to You Trail £39.95 Eeyore Expedition. First of a weekend of Winnie the Pooh inspired events in Ashdown Forest. It is a lapped course of 5.24 mile loops. Do as many or few laps within the 6 hour time limit. [Event Full]
Sun 15th Up to You Trail £39.95 Piglet Plod. The second day at the same location and same 5.24 mile loop format
Sun 15th 10M Road £31 Bright 10. There aren’t many local 10 mile road races and this one is becoming increasingly popular. There’s a short undulating section at the out and back above the marina otherwise it is a fast and flat course
Sun 15th 10K MT £14 Worthing 10K. A fast and flat 10k from near the Rowing Club to Goring Green and back. Make sure you do your own timing….just saying
Sun 15th Half Marathon Road £28 Maidstone Half Marathon. A hilly rural course taking in the challenging lanes in and around the villages of Boughton Monchelsea, Loose and East Farleigh
Sun 15th Marathon Road £33 Maidstone Marathon. Two laps of the half marathon course with a 6 hour time limit
Fri 27th Up to You MT £39.90 I’ll Be Back Run. Another in the Phoenix Running movie themed events where fancy dress is encouraged! Held in Nonsuch Park, Surrey, run as many or few of the 3.3 mile loops as you wish within the 6 hour time limit. Super blingage guaranteed
Sat 28th 10K Trail £28-32 Beachy Head 10K. A great scenic if hilly 10k race starting and finishing at St Bedes school in the shadow of beachy head itself, the first lung busting climb
Sat 28th Marathon Trail £45-50 Beachy Head Marathon. An ever present event in the marathon calendar. Popular event with a 10 hour time limit and hot food afterwards. For the purists, the course is a little short at around 25.9 miles though it is and always has been accepted as a marathon event finish by the 100club
Sun 29th 10K MT £15 Hove Prom 10K. A fast and flat two lap 10K race along Hove prom and hosted by Arena 80. A Sussex Grand Prix race (note: same day as WSFRL Steepdown)
Sun 29th 10K MT £17 Crawley 10K. The course is undulating and uses the paths, footpaths, trails and road in and around Tillgate Park. The start and finish are both located on the track at the K2 stadium
Sun 29th Half Marathon MT £29 River Thames Half Marathon. A fast and flat course which is mostly traffic-free. Basically it is an out and back from Walton bridge to Hampton Court and back, but with an annoying loop at the end (of ~2.5 miles) where you pass through the start/finish area to complete the loop… There is a 2hour 45min cut off time

November 2017:

Day Date Dist Type cost Race
Fri 3rd 5M MT £20 Ghost Race 666. A night race around a park in Portsmouth. Medal and toffee-apple to all finishers! Head torch required!
Sat 4th Half Marathon MT £28 Thames Meander Half Marathon. A flat scenic riverside trail half marathon starting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre HQ in Kingston
Sat 4th Marathon MT £35 Thames Meander Marathon. A flat scenic riverside trail marathon starting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre HQ in Kingston, but running in the opposite direction to the half marathon runners
Sun 5th Half Marathon MT £20 Meon Valley Half Marathon. Tough but scenic half marathon around the hills of the western weald near Meonstoke
Sun 5th 10M Road £22 Regis 10. Brand new flat 10 mile road race in Bogner on closed roads. Shame its the same day at the WSFRL GunPowder Trot race
Sat 11th Half Marathon MT £32 Poppy Half Marathon . Multi-lap course run along Bexhill Seafront (so could be windy)
Sat 11th 5K MT £14 Poppy 5K run. Single lap course run along Bexhill Seafront, (also could be windy)
Sat 11th 5K MT £22 Poppy 10K run. Two lap course run along Bexhill Seafront, (also could be windy)
Sat 11th Marathon MT £39.90 Remembrance Day Marathon. Four 6.6 mile laps along the River Thames at Walton on Thames [Event Full]
Sat 11th 10K Obstacle £20 Spider Hill. If the names not enough to scare you (its actually a place near Aldershot), how about the description: A single lap route which has a gentle run out to a steep climb. The course then heads up and out into the open through a series of climbs and a couple of marshes to the 5km point. After this comes the water! Through the first cooling marsh and then through Alligator Swamp followed by Swan Lake. Drop downhill onto the Muddy Mile with two steep climb outs and a great view from the 8km point. Next up: Duck Pond. Once you’re through this there’s a wee bit more wet before a very steep short hill and into a fast descent onto another couple of testing hills before heading back to the finish. Whilst this is a very wet course the water sections are all depth tested. The race course will never go through water deeper than waist height !!
Sat 11th Marathon Track £35 The Velathon. The chaps at Sussex Trail events bring back the Velothon marathon for the true nutters. The Preston Park Velodrome is Britain’s oldest cycling track, the 579m circuit was first constructed in 1877. You will be doing 73 lovely laps…
Sun 12th Up to You MT £39.90 Ty-RUN-osaurus 2017. Lapped course along the Thames tow path at Walton on Thames. Run as many or few of the 3.28 mile laps as you wish within 6 hours
Mon 13th Up to You £39.90 Tricera-TROT 2017. Lapped course along the Thames tow path at Walton on Thames. Run as many or few of the 3.28 mile laps as you wish within 6 hours. The medal interlinks with the previous dinosaur medal
Tue 14th Up to You MT £39.90 Di-PLOD-ocus 2017. Lapped course along the Thames tow path at Walton on Thames. Run as many or few of the 3.28 mile laps as you wish within 6 hours. The third in the series of interlocking dinosaur medals
Sat 18th Up to You MT £39.80 Day at The Movies – Charity Run 2017. This special ‘Day at the Movies’ Run will be held on Saturday November 18th 2017 with all profits going towards our funding of two London Marathon charity spaces for the Ray’s Of Sunshine Charity (giving children with life-limiting or terminal illnesses their lifetime wishes). Whether you missed out first time round, or you just fancy another run with us, we’re putting on a special ‘Day at the Movies’ charity run, where (subject to availability) you can choose the medal you want from a list of our past themes. So, medal availability will be on a first come, first served basis. You can tell us which medal you want when you enter. There will be three extra fields to fill out on the entry system, where in order of preference, you’ll put your top 3 medal choices
Sun 19th Marathon MT £32.40 Phoenix Winter Riverside Marathon. Another flat marathon along the banks of the Thames at Walton on Thames. Another multi-lap event on a different 4 lap course (6.6miles)
Sun 19th Half Marathon Road £22 Mid-Kent Half Marathon. Small half marathon event on non-closed undulating rural roads around Tonbridge
Sun 19th Marathon Road £32 Mid-Kent Marathon. Final details not posted yet. Possibly 2 laps of the half marathon route
Sun 19th 10K Road £tba Brooks Brighton 10K. Popular event that usually sells out ahead of the close date. Fast and flat, this year it is being held entirely on roads
Sun 19th Half Marathon MT £20 Gosport Half Marathon. A two lap course using road, pavement and cycle paths
Thu 23rd Up to You MT £39.90 Timelord on the Thames 1 – 2017. TV Program themed run where fancy dress is definitely the order of the day. Who will you come as? From 5km to ultra, you can complete as many, or as few laps as you like of a 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the Thames within the 6 hour time limit
Sat 25th 5K MT £15 Muddy Mo Run. A 5K run in Stanmer Park in support of Movember
Sat 25th 10K MT £18 Muddy Mo Run. Two 5K laps of Stanmer Park in support of Movember
Thu 30th 5K MT £20 St Andrews Day 5K run. The last in the series of Patron Saint day runs at Southsea. 5K and 10K options
Thu 30th 10K MT £20 St Andrews Day 10K run. The last in the series of Patron Saint day runs at Southsea. 5K and 10K options

December 2017:

Day Date Dist Type cost Race
Sat 2nd 5K MT £tba Running Sisters Christmas Cracker Chase 5K. **Details not yet posted** Annual 5K run along Worthing Prom hosted by Worthing Running Sisters
Sat 2nd 10K MT £tba Running Sisters Christmas Cracker Chase 10K. **Details not yet posted** Annual 10K run along Worthing Prom hosted by Worthing Running Sisters
Sun 3rd Marathon Trail £37 Mouth to Mouth. A Sussex Trail Events point to point race starting at Shoreham, run up the Adur, along the South Downs Way and back down the Arun
Sun 3rd 10K Road £tba Crowborough 10K. No details posted yet. A Sussex Grand Prix race
Sun 3rd 9M Trail £12 Downland Devil 9. Now hosted by Run Academy Worthing, the Downland Devil 9 takes place as usual at Church Farm in the hamlet of Coombes. A testing trail race over the surrounding downs
Sun 10th 10M MT £tba Mince Pie 10. **Details for 2017 not posted yet** Perennial favoutite this 10M run start and finishes in Peacehaven and runs across the downs between Peacehaven and Saltdean which includes one killer hill. Mince Pie to all finishers!
Sat 16th 10K MT £10 Brighton City Race. Something a bit different being an orienteering style race around the streets of Brighton, starting at 6:30pm. The main event is a 10Km race between checkpoints located around the seafront and city centre. The competition will visit many of the city’s top attractions as well as the famous Brighton Lanes. Headtorch required… obviously
Sat 16th 5M MT £16 Christmas Pudding Dash. This multi-terrain 5 mile race takes place in and around the undulating fields and trails surrounding the village of Pett, near Hastings. It will include plenty of mud and hills to help you earn your Christmas Puds and other festive goodies. Plus, all finishers will receive a special commemorative festive medal and a glass of warming mulled wine
Sun 17th Half Marathon MT £25 Portsmouth Waterside Half Marathon. Flat but tough out and back half marathon around the bay
Sun 17th Marathon MT £35 Portsmouth Waterside Marathon. Flat but tough out and back all the way around the bay to the end of the old ‘Hayling Billy’ line and back. Strict 6 hour time limit on this event due to tide times. You could get your feet wet if you take that little bit too long. If you have not reached half way by the 3 hour mark then we will have to pull you out of the race. The sweeper will also pull you out if you are having trouble on the return leg. The return can be much harder if there’s a SW gale blowing and the path is churned up with sticky mud after 400 runners have been over it
Sun 17th 50K Ultra MT £40 Portsmouth Waterside Ultra. Equally flat and tough ultra. Strict 7 hours 30 min cut off for the Ultra
Thu 28th 50K/45M Ultra MT £36 Winter Cross. Blow away the Christmas cobwebs with three or four out and back loops of different terrains and challenges awaiting you on the Winter Cross Ultra. The 50K has three different loops passing though the race HQ at the end of each loop, useful to add or discard layers! The 45M route adds a fourth out and back and thankfully flat loop. The challenge is to start and finish within the time from dawn till dusk on one of the shortest days of the year
Thu 28th Marathon MT £32.40 Phoenix End of Year Marathon. A lapped route of 6.6 miles (aid station at the 3.3m turnaround) along the Thames Tow Path starting from the Weir Pub at Walton on Thames
Fri 29th Up to You MT £36.75 Frozen Phoenix (day1). The Frozen events are 6 hour timed events. Complete as many, or as few laps on 3.28 miles of the out and back, course along the beautiful river Thames as you like. Epic bling for this one. Do the following day for a double or do the End of Year as well for a triple!
Sat 30th Up to You MT £36.60 Frozen Phoenix (day2). As above and exactly the same format
Sun 31st Up to You Trail £40 Fowlmead End of Year Challenge. A bit of a road trip from Worthing (being near Deal), but if you’ve nothing on for New Years Eve, spend the day doing as many or few 4.37 mile laps as you wish within the six hour time limit

Sussex Grand Prix races: SGP Race Calendar for 2016/7

For details of these and all races in Sussex, check out the Sussex Races web page. The site also has links to race results and all Sussex running clubs


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