Trackstar Venue

By | 23rd April 2017

With all the facilities in pretty much one place, the track seems an ideal place to hold a marathon! However, there are a couple of things we need to be clear on before the day. Please see the graphics below.

  • The main sports park building contains toilets, showers, changing, our registration and kitchen area. Bags can be left in here, but we are not monitoring them.
  • Registration will not open until 8:30am – as the building will not be open until then!
  • The marathon will start at 9:30am
  • The start is where you would find the 200m race start on a track. Well, 5 metres in front to be precise! The start is not ‘chipped’ you will cross the timing mat for the first time after 195  metres.
  • The timing point (and eventually finish!) is the main finish line where all track runs finish, whether 100 metres, 10000 metres or a marathon!
  • The official water station is on the corner neareat the building, adjacent to lane 6. You will pass this every 400 metres!
  • Alongside the back straight, runners can place their own table with their own supplies, adjacent to lane 6. You will pass these every 400 metres!
  • Toilets are inside the main building and there is also a block accessable from outdoors during the run. If you need to use the facilities, or exit the track for any reason during the race, you must leave and rejoin at the designated point, which will be clearly marked on the 100 metres straight. This is a serious point – don’t risk DQ!
  • Related to the above – please don’t gather or let your spectators gather around the gates / doors or toilet route. Runners will want to be in and out as quickly as possible.
  • Our photographer will be trying to capture photos of all of you during the early stages when you still look fresh! When the first finishers come in, she will be taking photos of finishers with their medals just past the finish line.
  • There is a small grandstand for spectators, and plenty of room around the track  for spectators. If you wish to spectate from the field, please don’t be crossing the track every 5 minutes, and please make sure you don’t obstruct the view of the timers by crossing near the timing point.
  • Core Running (Hastings) will be setting up a pop up shop for those last minute items you forgot to pack!
  • Chris Field Massage Therapist will be in attendance for the day, and be available before and after the run. He also recommends his services in the days leading up to, and after the marathon, details to follow soon…
  • Tea, coffee & cake will be served from the kitchen in the main building

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  • The car park is free and there are plenty of spaces
  • Please come through the main sports park entrance. Once inside, the toilets are through the doors on the left. Registration / the track is straight on from the main entrance


Access to Eastbourne Sports park is easy

  • Use the A22 if you are coming from out of town, and head towards the A2280 Cross Levels Way
  • If you are staying in Eastbourne, depending on which end, you can use the A2290 or A2021 to get to A2280 Cross Levels Way
  • The post code of Eastbourne Sports Park is BN21 2UF. It is on the A2280, Cross Levels Way
  • The nearest train Station is Hampden Park. It is easily within walking distance, but please check rail services
  • St Wilfrids Hospice has a Cafe open to all, and is open until 5:30pm (They are used to runners, it’s our parkrun cafe!)
  • There is a Sainsbury’s superstore within walking distance