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Run to the Sea Brighton

Brighton, East Sussex

NCN 2, Brighton, BN41 1, United Kingdom

Sat 14th May 2022

1 race


Organiser's Description

A multi-terrain route from Horsham to Brighton seafront, second to none for scenery and views. The 50km point-to-point course will take you through a mixture of terrain, including wonderful trails and rolling downs before reaching the seafront promenade.

Although 50k is a challenging event, with great organisation and a friendly atmosphere, this is also great for beginners


  • 50km

    Early Bird

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00



  • 50km

    Early Bird

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00


What's Included

Amazing scenery
Fully signed course
Medical support
Personal Nutrition Drop
Chip Timing
Race memento
Chunky Medal
4 feed stations at approx 10km intervals

How to Get There

We recommend parking at the finish end of the run in Hove, and using our pre event shuttle service to the start at Christ's Hospital.


There are several pay & display car parks in the vicinity of the finish line; make sure to use those with a long enough maximum stay!


Race Start: Christs Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0LJ
Race Finish: Hove Lawns, Brighton BN3 4GP (the grass section between King Alfred Leisure centre car park & Lexs cafe)

The point to point course starts at Christ's Hospital School near Horsham. The finish line is at Hove Lawns.

Course Details

From the stunning start line at Christ's Hospital we follow the Downs Link Path, slightly downhill, to halfway at Upper Beeding before a dramatic change of terrain. The 2nd half starts on the South Downs Way where rolling hills and incredible views see you enter the northern outskirts of Brighton & Hove. The final 5km cuts through the green spaces of Hove before the seafront finish at Hove Lawn.

Race Information


Registration will be at THE START Christs Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0LJ from 6:30-8:40am

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


There will be a staggered start between 7:00am – 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 should arrive no more than 30 mins before your exact time slot and not approach the start area until 10 mins prior. Be sure to stay distanced from other runners & crew at all times. Full details in your RACE GUIDE


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.

It is your responsibility to stay distanced, according to the current government guidelines, from other runners and other users of the paths & trails at all times


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


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 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) 11hrs (from 7am)


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.


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

Team Entry

Each runner enters individually, giving the team or club name - NB each team member must enter the club name exactly the same (including caps) in order to qualify for the team prize. We cannot amend team names after the event.
We award a prize to the first team or club with 5 runners over the line. You do not have to run together. You must enter your team name either at registration, or via your entry confirmation link up until 21 days before race day. We cannot add or amend a team name to an entry after this point

2021 information for reference


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Who's In

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Allie Hearne

Kelly Mulcahy


Damon Kerry


Nick Grogan


Brighton, East Sussex

14 May 2022