Because the undercliff path is an area of such outstanding natural beauty, it’s important that we do all we can to keep it that way.

We’re also committed to reducing our carbon footprint as much as we can, while raising essential funds for our services.

This year we've teamed up with local organisation Clarity Environmental, to make the race as eco-friendly as possible.

We will not be using single use plastic water bottles

We will of course hydrate our runners – but will provide water in a bowser which will be dispensed in recyclable cups. We are also giving out FREE RISE-branded water bottles for you to fill, and of course encourage you to bring your own if you have one.

Promotional materials

Our posters and fliers were all printed on recycled paper, and we are re-using all our signage from previous year's races. If you have picked up one - please make sure you recycle it!

Recycling on the day

We will have recycling bins on site – please dispose of any recyclable materials in these and do not leave any litter behind you! We will also have a designated bin for your banana skins so we can make sure they are composted don’t end up in landfill.

Goody bags

Your goody bag will include a re-usable bamboo straw, courtesy of Friendly Panda, for you to use instead of a plastic straw on nights out or sipping cocktails by the pool. We've also included a 20% off-voucher for Friendly Soap's vegan shampoo bars which come in 100% recycled packaging. You'll also get some of the usual health & beauty related treats but we would ask you to ensure you recycle them when you've finished with them - to keep them out of landfill! We are fortunate enough to have a Garnier-sponsored drop-off location for used beauty products by way of the lovely people at the Green Centre, who have a regular residency at the Open Market. Check out their website for a list of things they will recycle - which you may not even be aware of!

Our goody bags are tote bags are made from 100% cotton in an unbleached ecru colour. These are a great alternative to plastic shopping bags - so please take yours with you when you hit the shops!

Can you help?

  • Please don’t buy a single-use plastic bottle for the event.
  • Please consider taking public transport, cycling or participating in a lift share to get you to the race. Click here for more information about bus times and Brighton Bike Share.
  • Please use the correct bin for refuse / recycling / banana skins.
  • Do not leave any litter behind you!

We will be sending out a request for feedback at the end of the event, and would welcome your comments and suggestions for improving the sustainability of this event going forward. Our future plans include sourcing aluminium or wooden medals, using paper envelopes to send race packs and finding out if participants would be happy to re-use their 8K t-shirts for future events.