20km UTMB Badge
20 mile race
Runner information
Sunday 26th May 2024
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Schedule

Sunday May 26th, Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston, BN26 5TU

Registration opens: 7.30am
Registration closes: 8.45am
Race start: 9am

Registration/race start will take place at Rathfinny Wine Estate and will be open from 7.30am. https://w3w.co/relations.schematic.sleeps

There will be no parking at the start line unfortunately, so runners can either be dropped off, or use the bus service in place from the start line. Runners can meet at the finish line area in Eastbourne at 7am on race morning where there will be buses in place to transfer everyone to the start. The bus will leave at 7.15 am. This will cost £7 and places can be booked during the sign up process or via the link at bottom of this page. It is roughly a 30 min drive away. The closest train staion is in Seaford which is about 4 miles away.

Finish Line Bags

Runners will have the choice of leaving their finish line bag at the start area in Rathfinny where it will be safely transported to the finish line ready for your collection, or to leave it at the finish line if using the bus service, where it will be kept safe until your return.

Aid Stations

Location
Amenities
Alfriston, Mile 5
Toilets Available
Food & Drink
Jevington, Mile 9
No Toilets
Food & Drink
East Dean, Mile 15
Toilets Available
Food & Drink

There will be 3 very well stocked aid stations along the route which are listed below. Aid stations will carry a wide range of food and drink. They will cater for everyone’s needs including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free:

  • Bananas
  • Watermelon
  • Crisps
  • High 5 energy drink and gels
  • PB, jam, cheese, ham, marmite sandwiches
  • Homemade vegan/gluten free lemon drizzle cake
  • Skittles and jelly babies
  • Coke
  • Soreen
  • Chocolate
  • Salted nuts
  • Homemade flapjack
  • Sausage rolls
  • Water

Cutoffs

All runners must be finished by 7pm. There are, no cut off times for this race along the route other than at the last aid station in East Dean where everyone must have left by 6 pm.


Crews, pacers and supporters

There are no crew or pacers allowed at the event. Supporters are welcome along the route but please not at the aid station locations.


Mandatory Kit

We will be introducing a mandatory kit list for Health and Safety reasons. All runners must carry the following at all-times:

  • A foil-blanket
  • A fully charged mobile phone containing both the Race Director and Medical team’s numbers. These will be made available in the lead up to the event and at registration also.
  • Waterproof jacket

All runners must wear a GPS tracker that can be collected at registration. We recommend to wear an ultrarunning vest or waist pack where the tracker can be easily attached. If you do not have one of these then a waist belt can be borrowed at registration where the tracker can be attached. We appreciate that runners prefer to run as light as possible however, in terms on Health and Safety and, also those following the races online, it is something we will be including in all our races going forward.

It is not mandatory but we do suggest you bring a foldable cup as the race will be cup less.

Shuttle Bus

There will be no parking at the start line unfortunately, so runners can either be dropped off, or use the bus service in place from the start line. Runners can meet at the finish line area in Eastbourne at 7am on race morning where there will be buses in place to transfer everyone to the start. The bus will leave at 7.15 am. This will cost £7 and places can be booked during the sign up process or via the link below. It is roughly a 30 min drive away.

https://ukultra.eventrac.co.uk/e/south-downs-10150/products/20-mile-bus-ticket-2061#anchor