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Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon

Quick facts

Location Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Distance Marathon

About Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon

The Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathons in the UK. Formerly known as the Seven Sisters Marathon, it is popular for its scenic and challenging route through the South Downs National Park countryside. Great for runners, joggers or walkers looking to get fit.

The Beachy Head Marathon runs in good weather which makes the stunning scenery on route even more beautiful.

The Beachy Head Marathon is a popular race. Having been voted one of the top ten marathons by runnersworld.co.uk it attracts a lot of interest. Runners from all over the UK and from several other countries typically take part.

The Beachy Head Marathon is a long established fixture in the race calendar and attracts over 1,500 runners including overseas participants.

The marathon covers a 26 mile course that includes 300 steps and 14 gates, passing through Jevington, Alfriston, Litlington, Friston Forest, the Cuckmere Valley and Seven Sisters, including Birling Gap and Beachy Head. With live music at key points along the way, there will be plenty of viewing points for spectators to cheer entrants on around the course.

Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Marathon

  • 42.195km

10K

  • 10km

Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon Route Map

Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon Route Map

Start:

St Bedes School, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne

Eastbourne,gb

Highlights

The marathon route crosses the East Sussex countryside providing a challenging, but scenic and journey through the South Downs countryside.

Overview

The race starts and finishes at St Bedes School, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne. On the outward half it makes its way past Willingdon Hill, through Westdean Forest, past Longman Windover Hill and Bostal Hill before making the return stretch. After Cradle Hill and a return to Westdean Forest runners will come to Beachy Head Road, with the finish line in site. Then, the exhilaration and cheers of finishing.


Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon Trivia

Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 m (530 ft) above sea level.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.