Read below for answers to any questions you may have about the event!

What if my running pack doesn't arrive, or I've lost my running number?

Not to worry! Send us an email, [email protected] – turn up on the day, from 8:30am at the Information Tent with some ID, and we’ll give you a new number.

I now find that I can’t run on the day, what shall I do?

Please let us know as soon as you know. We can probably use your place for the ‘waiting list’.

Is there an age limit?

Runners must be aged 15 or over.

Can I walk the route?

We welcome walkers.... although we start to dismantle everything from 12.30pm.

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Can I run with my dog?

The venue and route is open to the public, and as such, even if your dog is very used to running with you – the potential dog distractions and delights make this an unsafe route for runners with dogs.

You can run with a buggy – although we ask that you start at the back of the pack!

Can I enter on the day?

We may sell out before the event! If this happens, send us an email, [email protected] with your name, mobile no and we will put you on the waiting list – and if we get cancellations we will go through the waiting list. If we have registrations on the day, the fee will be £35 (£25 registration and £10 donation) – cash or cheque only.

What time does the 8K start?

The 8K starts with a warm up at 9.45am.

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I’m a relay runner – what happens on the day for us?

Relay teams need to meet up at the information tent, section RELAY soon after 9am, where you decide which order you are running in. No 1. runner will be given the baton. Gather your No 2, 3, and 4 runners – where we can identify you and take you to your KM starts.

Or you can walk to your designated start KM. We will have a van picking up the water station equipment, if you want a ride back, do hitch a lift.


Yes, special 2019 8K medals are for all, including relay runners – make sure you get one.

Are there toilets on route?

There are portaloos at the start, public toilets at the top of the beach opp the junction of Saltdean Park Road, and at Rottingdean (c1KM) and Ovingdean (c2&6 KM)

Is there a baggage drop?

Yes! On your running number there is a tear off Baggage strip. Please use this and securely place on your bag. Please place any loose clothing, in a black bin liner – we’ll have some of these – and use your Baggage strip.

Important: Do not leave anything of value in your left baggage, but if you put your mobile phone in your bag, please put on silent. Thanks.

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How many water stations have you got?

There are three – 2KM, 4KM, and 6KM. If you are also happy to carry a water bottle with you it would be a good idea.

Can we park near the start?

There is lots of available parking; there are free car parks in Saltdean Park Road, on the north side of the A259 (turning down beside the Lido).  There is safe access to the beach/start via an underpass by the Lido, 10 min walk to the Start.

Do I have to raise money for RISE?

We ask that you raise, or donate just £20. The registration fee only pays for the event, donations and sponsorship directly go to help support some of our most vulnerable people in our community.

Many people add their donation as they register – whilst others use the page that Race Nation automatically makes when you sign-up. If you would prefer a paper sponsorship form.... just email us requesting one [email protected] For more information see our fundraising page.

Thank you in anticipation for your support.

Can I get a cuppa and something to eat?

We will have Nic and Bens catering unit to keep us well supplied with drinks and snacks – Bacon butties are at the top of the list!

Can family and friends come and cheer me on?

Of course, the more the merrier! If any of your friends and family would like to volunteer on the day please contact [email protected]

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Ill or injured?

You should not run if ill or injured for your own safety. You cannot give your number to someone else in your place. This is for insurance reasons.

Can I run with my friends?

Feel free. You sign-up as a team, or there is one race start so you can line up with your friends and go around together.

What do I wear?

Comfortable clothing and footwear is important. If you intend to jog or run, we recommend you wear footwear designed for that purpose, otherwise you risk injury. However, fancy dress is welcomed! Please note – no skateboarding, rollerblading, cycling, inline skating, dog sledding, etc will be allowed on the course for health and safety reasons.

Do you need events volunteers?

Yes please! Get in touch at [email protected] if you're interested.

Thanks so much for getting involved and we'll see you on the day.

Love, the RISE team.