14/05/2017 > 09:30 > Eastbourne Sports Park > 26.2 Miles – 105.5 laps > £34 / 32 (UKA)
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A departure from our usual style of event, but with the same underlying friendly, encouraging ethos, We Run They Run I Run present the Eastbourne Trackstar Marathon! By choosing something we’d quite like to have a go at ourselves, we are hoping to appeal to likeminded runners, who want to run a challenging but fun marathon on a standard 400 metre athletics track.
“That’s a lot of laps!” I hear you say. “Yes,” we say, “105 laps and 195 metres to be precise!”
To help us keep count, we are using the chip timing services of our friends at Nice Work, who organise and provide services to well over 100 UK runs.
The lapped format is great for spectators, and you will be allowed to leave your own supplies on a table, accessible each lap.
Entry is strictly limited to 80 participants. This is due to the constraints of running on a track. This should allow the event to be a success without overcrowding. In an ideal world this allows for 5 metres of track each – but bear in mind you will be running at different speeds!
We ask that you are considerate to all other participants, and just because someone isn’t going as fast as you, doesn’t mean they’re not on course for their own goal. If you need to walk at any point, please move to the outer lanes.
There will be a 7 hour cut off. The event is using a Run Britain MT license.
There is a free car park at Eastbourne Sports Park.
**Chips & numbers collected on the day from 8:30**
Registration will be indoors in the clubroom at Eastbourne Sports Park. Go through the main entrance, continue straight through to the next set of doors. The building opens at 8:30am.
There are vending machines for snacks. We have access to the kitchen where will provide tea and coffee for finishers.
Toilets & Changing
There are toilets, changing facilities, and showers in Eastbourne Sports Park.
Starting at the 200m start line, you will complete 105.5 laps of the standard 400 metre athletics track.
Briefing & Information
The run briefing will be 15 minutes before the start on the track. It is important you listen to the briefing in case of any changes or venue specific information. This event will be held under UK Athletics rules, we are in the process of applying for a Run Britain MT license. If you complete the marathon this run will count towards membership of the 100 Marathon Club, as long as we have 25 finishers. It may not count for GFA.
We strongly recommend you read the information available on the Runner’s Medical Resource website.
As with all events, take note of the weather forecast. If it likely to be hot, consider bringing a hat and wearing suncream. If it is cold or wet, consider approprirate layers.
A full risk assesment has been carried out for Eastbourne Trackstar Marathon, awaiting final review.
We will be providing a basic aid station for the run, that will consist of water and jelly babies. If you need specific fuel, there will be space for you to leave this, and it will be accessible to you each lap.
Hopefully, you won’t be too dizzy! The Nice Work team will inform you when you’re on your last lap. At the finish collect your bespoke Eastbourne Trackstar Marathon medal. We all love a good medal, remember, quality not size counts!
Back in race HQ free unlimited tea and coffee will be available, while you wait for your friends to finish.
Entry is provided by Nice Work.