We are pleased to accommodate two event options for children. We have a 500m children’s fun run/walk which is free but not timed, and a Golden 1 mile event which is timed (entry fee £5 on the day – please register early). This is a very competitive race and not suitable for young ones who need their Parents to run with them! Starting 15 mins before midday just before the flagship event the Poppy Half Marathon. You do not need to register for the 500 meters event, just gather on the start line!. Every child will receive a finishers medal and the chance to run in front of 100’s of cheering adults!

Please note races are for runners only. Unfortunately due to the numbers of runners and course format it is not suitable for wheelchairs, buggies or runners with dogs.

We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday 13th November 2021
11:45 pm start

De La Warr Pavilion
East Sussex
TN40 1DP

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Registration opens in the De La Warr – For all runners, collect race numbers, timing chips and any ordered T-Shirts or bobble hats. Registration in the main hall of De La Warr Pavilion (closes 12:15pm).

5km Race Start (60 mins Cut off) Min age 13 yrs.

10km Race Start (Cut off 12:00pm, 90 mins)

Kids 1 mile Youth Run & 500m fun run. No registration needed for 500m just turn up. All Kids will receive a finisher’s medal in both the 500m Fun and competitive 1 mile.

Memorial Service, National Anthem, Last Post, 2 minutes silence.

Poppy Half Marathon (ASAP after the Memorial Service). Cut off is 3hrs 30 mins and the Half Marathon course is cleared at 4 pm.

The 1 mile Course


Car Parking

There is plenty of parking around Bexhill town and the seafront, and it is free. There is a limited amount of parking in the De La Warr car park which is fee paying. We would advise parking around the town and seafront and walking the short distance to the De La Warr Pavilion.


There are toilets inside De La Warr Pavilion and also a bank of porta-loo toilets outside around race start. Public Toilets on the prom to the East (500 mtrs) and the West (500 mtrs) of the start line.

Chip Timing

Timing chip and strap can be collected at registration, please fit around your ANKLE or onto your shoe. Please make sure it is secure. Chips will not read on the mats if they are in your hand, wrist etc. Chips are handed back in after you cross the finish line. Your official race finish time ticket will be available.

Drinks and fuel

You’ll pass water stations at 5km/8km/13km/16km. Please carry any additional water/fuel if you need a different race nutrition strategy.

Post race snacks and drink will be available after your race in the Marquee outside DLWP.  Plus the DLWP café will be open all day for athletes and spectators.

Run with care

Races are held on the promenade, with a small section on South Cliff Road. Some sections will have runners heading in both directions so do make sure you keep to the LEFT throughout the run. The half marathon is 3 laps so lead runners will catch the slower runners, again please keep to the left and be aware. We would request you don’t use MP3 players during the run, as it stops you hearing marshals and instructions on the course. The courses are laps based on the promenade and not suitable for wheelchairs, buggies or dogs etc. Don’t forget the Promenade is open to the Public.


Medical cover will be onsite race day, if you have any issues requiring medical assistance notify the nearest race marshal.

Please ensure you are fit and healthy before starting your race, and you are fully aware of the physical exertion you are about to attempt!


We take pride in our memorabilia and merchandise and we’re keen to promote it alongside our races. All proceeds go to charity so why not invest in our branded rucksack or beanie and give back to a great cause. We also have bespoke designs created each year for our race t-shirts and medal.



The results will go live quickly after the event on the UK Sports Timing website, we will also endeavour to post them up on this site under the results page too.



All race photos will be uploaded to the website for you to download as soon as possible after the race.


De La Warr Pavilion

Thank you to the De La Warr Pavilion for allowing our race to be based from this iconic listed building. The restaurant is open from around 8:30am throughout the day for coffee, tea, cakes etc.  Please be respectful inside and out of the area.


Thank You

A big thank you for entering the event and supporting our Charity.  Also a big thank you for helping us build the biggest sporting event in Bexhill.

Our generous sponsors

With special thanks to our businesses and organisations who have kindly donated to help make this event happen…