Eastbourne 5

Eastbourne 5

12 February 2023, 9am
Eastbourne Seafront
5-mile chip timed, fully licensed road race
Entries from £10

Sunday 12th of February 2023 09:00:00 AM

The Eastbourne 5-mile road race will return in 2023. It’s fast and flat along Eastbourne’s promenade. A perfect distance as you build up to half marathon season. The race will be chip timed and the course has been accurately measured. A full UKA licence has been awarded. All finishers receive a bespoke medal. Entry is via Let’s Do This. No booking fee – what you see is what you pay!

New Entry Categories for 2023

In an attempt to further reduce our environmental footprint and give value for money we have 3 entry categories for 2023.

Regular Entry Fee: £17/£15 UKA – Category SOLD OUT

The standard entry category. You will receive the 2023 medal.

Saver Entry Fee: £14/12 UKA – OLD MEDAL

If you still like a medal but aren’t particular about what it looks like and just want recognition for completing the run.
You will receive one of our previous years’ medals, it may have an old date on the ribbon.

Just Run Entry Fee £12/10 UKA – NO MEDAL

There are a growing number of people that have an abundance of medals and just want to run! This great value option also helps the environment.

Venue Information

Sovereign Water Works, Prince William Parade, Eastbourne BN23 6RT

There are minimal facilities here. There are free public toilets. We are unable to provide a secure bag drop.


Parking is pay and display. The charge was £1.50 for up to 4 hours when we last checked. There are 3 car parks in the immediate vicinity with a total of 99 spaces, Sovereign Park West Upper and Lower, and Sovereign Park East. We do not have exclusive use of these spaces so please car share or use an alternate means of travel as parking is limited. If parking on the street, please be considerate.
There are also pay car parks within ideal warm up distance at The Sovereign Centre (0.5 mile) and Fisherman’s Green (1.0 mile).
Eastbourne railway station is 2.5 miles away.


Registration will be in the undercover area next to the toilets from 8:00am. Numbers are collected on the day, ID will be required. Nothing is posted. Final instructions will be emailed on the Thursday night before the event once online entries have closed.


There are public toilets at the start and at Fisherman’s Green (if you are parking at that end).


A simple, 3 lap out and back course along Eastbourne seafront’s lower promenade. The start, finish and turnarounds will be marked with cones. The course will be signed and marshalled.

  • 3 simple, out and back laps.
  • Start at Sovereign Water Works, keeping left, head south west on the promenade.
  • At 0.83 miles turn left to take the pedestrian switch back ramp down to the road, and turn immediately right and back up the access ramp, back up onto the promenade.
  • Keeping left, head back towards the start.
  • At the end of your 1st and 2nd laps, round the cone, a marshal will direct you to turn and repeat.
  • Once you have completed 3 laps, keep left to avoid the turning cone and cross the timing mat to finish.

Briefing & Information

Please watch the video, and listen out for additional information on the day. This event will be held under UK Athletics rules, a full licence has been issued.

We do not have exclusive use of the path, please be mindful of other seafront users. Be careful around dogs that may be on extending leads. Keep to the left as a general rule, overtake on the right.

Everyone has a right to enjoy their race, please be respectful when overtaking or lapping.

Please wear your bib number on your front, it must be on show at all times, and particularly at the finish.

The race will be chip timed by NETiming. Please keep the finish area clear to allow others to finish. Only the start and finish time will be recorded, please keep count of your 3 laps / 5 miles.

There are no water points on the course. If you feel you will need water during the run, please carry your own. There will be water available at the finish. Please bring your own cup or bottle.

Phoenix Medical Services will be in attendance.


Date: 12/02/2023
Start Time: 9:00am
Distance: 5 miles
Time limit: 2 hours

Regular Entry Fee: £17/£15 UKA – New medal design

Saver Entry Fee: £14/12 UKA – OLD MEDAL

Just Run Entry Fee £12/10 UKA – NO MEDAL

No booking fees, what you see is what you pay!
Minimum age: 15
Terms apply

On the day entries may be available if we have not sold out at £20. Exact money or card payment accepted.

If you have not received your registration emails, please check your junk email folder first, then contact Let’s Do This.
When you enter you will be subscribed to our mailing list. We recommend you stay on this list until after the event to receive your pre-run & post run emails. (But hopefully you will stay subscribed longer😊)

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This event is held under UK Athletics rules. Full licence: 2023-44862. Our licence allows runners aged 15 and over. The course has been accurately measured, 21/127.

Risk Assessment
Medical Risk Assessment


Would you like to volunteer with us to help make Eastbourne 5 a success? Choose from one of our volunteer rewards below, and we’ll get back to you to confirm details. Roles include course marshal, medal giver-outer, water boy or girl, registration etc… 😊

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    Course Records

    F: 32:18 (2022)
    M: 25:24 (2022)




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