Winter Twilight Chase 5

We will not be able to hold Winter Twilight Chase 5 in 2020.

We are returning to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve for a different run to our usual 6 hour events. 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 Run They Run I Run present: Twilight Chase 5!
We’ve worked closely in the past with Sussex Wildlife Trust and in particular Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, this year, part of your entry fee will go directly towards the fund to build the brand new visitor centre at Rye Harbour. Additionally you can add your own donation on the entry form or via their website:

Starting on the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve road at 7pm you will run along the tarmac path that takes you through the reserve for an out and back run. At the half way point you will see our famous cone at which point you can turn and head back to HQ for the finish line. When you have finished you will receive your bespoke medal. Of course, being winter, prepare for cold weather and strong winds! This run will start and finish in the dark so a torch is compulsory. As with most of our events, it is a low key, friendly affair. Tea and coffee will be on sale before and after your run.

Venue Information

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


There is a large car park at the end of Harbour Road. The nearest post code is TN31 7TY.

Run HQ

Registration will be in the Sailing Club, The closest post code is TN31 7TU. Registration is open between 6-6.45pm. Numbers are collected on the day, ID will be required. Nothing is posted. Final instructions will be emailed by the Wednesday before the event. There are no water points on the course, but we will have jugs for you to fill your own receptacle at the end.

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


There are toilets in the sailing club, please leave these as you would like to find them!


***Subject to change***

The route is on the main tarmac path through Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.This is a flat course, and totally unlit so a torch is compulsory.

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, our permit number for this run is 3072_3072 from the Trail Running Association.
Phoenix Medical will be in attendance.

Aid Station

Water will be available near the start/finish. You will need to bring your own cup. No water will be available on the course, so if you feel you will need water, then please carry your own.
Please note we are going plastic cup free – please bring your own cup or bottle. We have some stock of cups to use up, but once they’ve gone they’ve gone.


Please ensure your number is visible and on your front. The race will be timed manually by experienced time keepers. It is important you stay in finishing order in the finishing funnel and keep moving.
If the event proves to be a success, we will look to introduce chip timing for future years.

Back in race HQ tea and coffee will be available to purchase, while you wait for your friends to finish.


2019 Results