Eastbourne Smile Mile

It is with regret that we have cancelled the Eastbourne Smile on Friday 2nd July 2021, due to lack of interest. Sorry to disappoint you.

We have initiated the refund process with Active.Com so your registration and processing fees will be returned to you in the next few days.

While we endeavour to provide events that are fun, different or unusual, it seems on this occasion there is a reason mile races are few and far between!

We hope to see you soon at one of our other events.


A rare chance to run the mile!
Flat out and back seafront mile.
Limited to 80 runners, separated into 2 heats of 40 runners.
Manually timed by experienced XC timers, no medals or prizes to keep costs down.
Just bring a smile and have a blast!

Venue Information

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

There are minimal facilities here. There is free parking after 6:00pm, free public toilets and a free public water fountain. Please bring your own bottle or cup. We are unable to provide a secure bag drop.


Registration will be in the undercover area next to the toilets from 6pm until 6:50pm. Numbers are collected on the day. Nothing is posted.

Registration closes at 6:50pm regardless of which race you are in.


A simple, out and back course along Eastbourne seafront.
Run south-west for half a mile, turn at the cone and head back to the start.

The turn is a sharp 180 degrees, take care as you turn and push out the other side.

The course has been officially measured by AUKCM and we are awaiting the measurement certificate.

We do not have exclusive use of the path, please be considerate to all seafront users.

Briefing & Information

A briefing video will appear here the week before the event. Any additional information may be announced on the day. This event will be held under UK Athletics rules, a full Run Britain Road licence has been applied for.

The entrants will be split by the estimated times given upon entry.

Race 1 will start at 7PM
Race 2 will start at 7:15PM

Please wear your bib number on your front, it must be on show at all times or you will not get a result.

Phoenix Medical Services will be in attendance.

Final instructions including confirmation of your race and number will be emailed on the Tuesday before the event.


Eastbourne Smile Mile
Date: 02/07/2021
Race 1 Start Time: 7:00pm
Race 2 Start Time: 7:15pm
Entry Fee: £9/£7 + booking fee


Terms apply. Open to ages 14 up.

If you have not received your registration emails, please check your junk email folder and contact us.
When you enter you will be subscribed to our mailing list for this event. We recommend you stay on this list to receive your pre-run emails.

run britainThis event is held under UK Athletics rules. Full RunBritain Road Licence 2021-4187.  The course has been accurately measured, certificate number 21/126.
Risk Assessment
Medical Risk Assessment
COVID-19 Risk Assessment


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