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After last year’s event happened virtually, RISE is working towards putting on a successful 8K Undercliff Run for Women on 3rd October 2021, alongside the iconic white cliffs between Saltdean and Brighton Marina. This event is one of the most popular fixtures in Sussex’s race calendar and has been the cornerstone of our fundraising for over a decade!

Please be assured we will be closely monitoring government guidance every step of the way, to ensure that the event is safe for everyone involved.

However, we recognise that things can change rapidly and we don’t know what the future will hold. To that effect, we would like to assure you that in the event we have to cancel due to Covid-19:

  • We will again offer the 8K as a virtual event – more information below
  • You will get a £10 refund on your entry fee (which of course you can donate back to RISE!)

Will the event be the same as it usually is?

We have had to make changes to the format of the event to keep everyone Covid-safe. We are currently working on an event plan to ensure that we can implement social distancing recommendations and all necessary measures to ensure it meets the government’s safety guidelines. This is likely to include the following changes, but we will communicate with you every step of the way so you know what to expect.

  • Removing as many touch points as possible, such as the inflatable start and finish gantry, on site catering and bag drop marquee
  • Having a pulsed start, so runners line up and start in small groups every 10 seconds
  • Ensuring runners wear face masks at the start and end of the event
  • Supplying appropriate PPE for staff and volunteers
  • Asking participants to bring their own water for during the run, with one small bottle of water provided at the finish

Whilst we recognise that these factors may change the dynamic of the event, we do need to ensure that your safety is prioritised. And we are determined to do everything we can to make sure the 14th annual 8K Undercliff Run for Women DOES go ahead along the white cliffs, raising money to support survivors of domestic abuse!

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help out at our annual Women's 8K Undercliff Run!

We need help throughout the event, from sweeping the Saltdean undercliff to make it free from debris and safe for running, to helping at the start and finishing lines, handing out medals, and clearing the event away at the end of the day. Volunteers will have the opportunity to tell us their time availability and physical ability before the event to help us cover all necessary positions. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact us directly at [email protected] or [email protected] - we appreciate any time and help you can spare and couldn't run our events without you!

*please note - under-13s cannot volunteer at the 8K, and under-18s must have parental consent*

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Want to join our lovely team of volunteers? Click here to sign up, or scan the QR code below!

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The minimum age to enter is 15 on race day; no maximum age.

  • As well as the winner, there will be prizes for other categories including best fundraiser and best fancy dress
  • The event is measured and marked out