Twilight Chase


7 August 2021 – 4pm


Briefing Video

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7 August 2021 > 16:00 > Rye Harbour Sailing Club > as many 4.4 mile out and back laps as you want in 6 hours > £34.00/£32.00 + fee

We’re returning to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve for Twilight Chase.

It’s a great opportunity to see how far you can go without the pressure of a fixed distance race.

We are absolutely in love with reserve as are many of you. The nature reserve had 360,000 visits in 2017 and is one of the largest and most important wildlife sites in England, set in an exceptional coastal and wetland landscape and home to 4,500 varieties of plants and animals including more than 300 rare or endangered species.

We’ve worked closely in the past with Sussex Wildlife Trust and in particular Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, once again this year, part of your entry fee will go to the Trust.

There a couple of changes to the event. We expect the venue to be busier than normal due to people holidaying in the UK. To lessen our impact:

  • We will implement a rolling start
  • Encourage car sharing
  • Be aware the paths are shared, we don’t have exclusive use.

Starting at the Sailing Club at 4pm, you will head towards the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve road, then shortly after you will turn right on to the gravel path that takes you through the reserve. Emerging back out on to the tarmac, you will run past the Mary Stanford Lifeboat House. Shortly after you will see our famous cone at which point you can turn and head back to HQ! In the distance you will see Gran’s Hut with it’s bright red roof, and the sight of 26 wind turbines (1 per mile?!). You will never quite reach these landmarks though as you will turn left off the tarmac and retrace your steps over the gravel path and eventually back to HQ where you can have a well earned rest at the aid station.

Sunset is at 8:32, we hope to have another epic sunset as we did in 2017. Head torches will be compulsory after dark.

*You can visit our aid station at the end of each lap, do as many 4.4 mile laps as you want in 6 hours. Let us know when you have finished and we’ll write down your time and distance, and give you your bespoke medal. If you start your last lap before 10pm, you can finish it. Free tea, coffee and a bite to eat. Of course, being summer, prepare for hot weather, though it can still be breezy and cool off significantly after dark! As with most of our events, it is a low key, friendly affair limited to just 100 runners.

Entrants from 2020 have been automatically transferred and emailed on 20/4/2021. Goodwill voucher claims must be submitted by 27/4/2021.

*Some details of how the aid station and lap counting will work are to be finalised as we need to ensure the event is Covid secure.

***Twilight Chase is a cup free event. Please bring your own re-usable cup, bottle or hydration pack.***

Venue Information

Rye Harbour Sailing Club, The Point, Rye Harbour, East Sussex. TN31 7TU

If using sat-nav, be sure to head towards Rye Harbour Sailing Club on the west of the Rother.


There is a large car park at the end of Harbour Road, though there is some ambiguity around the closing time of the car park. In the past the car park has been closed but not locked at 8pm. Please check the signage. The nearest post code is TN31 7TY. There is on road parking, but please be very considerate of residents, and make sure you leave space for emergency vehicles. Please do not slam doors!

We strongly encourage car sharing at this venue.

Please do not drive into the sailing club, this is area is for volunteers parking only and your vehicle may be at risk from the tide.

Run HQ

Registration will be in the Sailing Club, The closest post code is TN31 7TU. Registration opens at 15:00. Numbers are collected on the day, ID will be required. Nothing is posted. Final instructions will be emailed by the Wednesday before the event. Our aid station will be near the start/finish, you will be able to access our aid station* at the end of each lap. There are no other water points on the course so if you feel you will need more, please carry your own.

You will be issued with a wristband at the end of each lap for lap counting.*

There is room leave bags. We will not be monitoring bags though so please don’t leave valuables.

*Some details of how the aid station and lap counting will work are to be finalised as we need to ensure the event is Covid secure.


There are toilets in the sailing club, and public toilets adjacent to the car park on Harbour Road.


***Subject to change***

The route follows grass, tarmac and gravel paths through Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. There is a short section of pebbles you will encounter twice on each out and back lap. There is a short section of road you need to negotiate at the start and end of each lap, however it is very quiet and will be marshalled. Each lap is 4.4 miles, so for a marathon you will need to complete 6 laps.

Briefing & Information

The run briefing will be 15 minutes before the start next to start/finish. 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, a permit for this run has been applied for from the Trail Running Association. If you complete marathon distance or further, this run will count towards membership of the 100 Marathon Club.

Aid Station

The aid station is near the start/finish, and will be stocked with fruit, cake, crisps, nuts, sweets, biscuits, water and squash! You are welcome to bring your own drinks/supplies.
***Twilight Chase is a cup free event. Please bring your own re-usable cup, bottle or hydration pack.***
On the entry form we ask if you are vegan or vegetarian. This is so we can tailor the aid station to our runners, although it is mostly vegan. If you have any vegan or vegetarian suggestions for the aid station, let us know and we’ll do our best to provide them.

*Some details of how the aid station and lap counting will work are to be finalised as we need to ensure the event is Covid secure.


At the finish, ring the bell and collect your We Run They Run I Run medal. We all love a good medal so there is a beautiful large bespoke medal for Twilight Chase!

Back in race HQ grab a free slice of pizza, unlimited tea and coffee will be available while you wait for your friends to finish. You can also help “clear up” the aid station!!!

Entry Form

Date: 07/08/2021
Start Time: 4:00pm
Course/Time Limit: as many 4.4 mile laps as you want in 6 hours
Entry Fee: £34/32 + fee

Booking fee applies
Terms and age limits apply


On the day entries may be available if we have not sold out at £40. Exact money or card payment accepted.

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TRA_Logo_PMS_v2This event is held under UK Athletics rules. 2020 TRA Permit : 3542.
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