Entries are flooding in for the 9th Eastbourne Half Marathon which returns to Princes Park on Sunday 3 March and with just two weeks left to go; runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are urged to join in once more!
Already entries have topped last year’s success which saw over 1400 people complete the race, including entries from Belgium and Italy. Following some impressive runs in recent years, the record for completing the course currently stands at 1 hour and 11 minutes, so organisers are inviting runners to see if they can take on the challenge and beat the current record in this year’s charitable race.
Taking in a 13 mile route along Eastbourne’s fantastic seafront, the course includes a mile-long hill in Meads and the scenic Sovereign Harbour. Younger runners can also join in the challenge with a 1km race for under 12’s and a 2km race for under 17’s, making it a great family event and everyone receives a medal at the end!
The event which is sponsored by Reid+Dean, kicks off at Princes Park on Sunday 3 March at 10am and has become a popular run for fitness fans, with many raising money for local charities with a target this year of £10,000. Now in its 9th year, the event attracts runners from all over the UK, and includes live music along the route.
Since launching the event, The half Marathon has raised an amazing £110,000 for local charities and this year the event is proud to support ‘Chestnut Tree House’ and ‘Regain’ along with many other local charities. This is in addition to local charities benefiting from the many individual runners raising sponsorship.
Both junior and senior races will start at Princes Park; 10am start for the main event whilst junior events will both take place during the main event at 10.15am and 10.30am, with juniors crossing the finish line in an exciting end at the main gantry.
Organisers are looking for volunteers to help marshal the event. This would entail giving up a few hours in the morning of the race, from 9.am – 1.00pm or whatever time volunteers can spare. It is a great way to get involved with the event by; supporting the runners, helping to ensure their safety and helping towards raising funds for many charities.
To volunteer or sign up for the race visit www.eastbournehalf.co.uk or call 01323 734645