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Half Marathon
Sunday 26th May 2024
Welcome to the UK Ultra Seven Sisters Half Marathon

The Seven Sisters Half Marathon is a beautiful route in a stunning location, through the South Downs National Park. It is an achievable, point to point trail race that is a great option for first time trail runners and, also a great way to prepare for marathons/longer events later in the year. Runners will start in the stunning location of Rathfinny Wine Estate before hitting the trail and following the route to the seaside town of Eastbourne. The views are spectacular and the course is a combination of grass trails with a few farm tracks and forest paths dotted throughout with 2300 feet of elevation. There are some hilly sections, but also flat parts too. The terrain is very runnable and not technical.

Permit: Our permits are granted through ARC. Permit Number ARC/240326

Lady in pink running
Start Location
Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston, BN26 5TU
Finish Location
Helen Garden, Eastbourne, BN20 7XL
Start & End Times
09:15- 4.30pm
Minimum Age
20 years old
13.1 MILES
Elevation Profile
2,300ft ascent & descent
99% trail, 1% tarmac
Entry Fee
*Instalment Payments Available
Shaun Smyth
Tiffany Carson
Male Vet (40+)
Nathan Peach
Female Vet (40+)
Tiffany Carson

Entry details:

Entries are available on a first come, first served basis and once it is full, they will be closed. No waitlist will be in operation. No qualifier is needed in order to participate. Entries will close 2 weeks prior to the race or once entry limits are reached.

Refund Policy:

Anytime until March 30th you are entitled to a 70% refund and 50% after until April 28th. After this no refunds will be given. The only exception to this is pregnancy in which case you will be entitled to full refund at any time. If you can no longer make the event, there is the option of deferring your place to 2025 or transferring it to another runner. This can only be done up until 2 weeks before race day and, not after. Pregnant women will be able to defer their place until 2026. Please email neil@ukultra.co.uk if you wish to do either of these.

Elite Entries:

Elite Entries: We want highly competitive races at the sharp end of the fields and, welcome elite runners to come and compete for wins and course records. We do reserve places for elites and have packages in place to help. These are decided on an individual basis by the Race Director. If you are an elite runner and would like to take part then please email neil@ukultra.co.uk.

A runner up at Beachy Head with the town of Eastbourne in the background
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What is included?
  • A fantastic, fully signed and way marked route through the South Downs National Park
  • A bespoke UK Ultra finisher medal
  • Bespoke male and female winner trophies
  • Downloadable free race photos
  • Live chip timing
  • Food and drink at the finish line
  • Prizes for all male and female winners in vet categories
  • Event insurance
  • First aid and medical cover
  • 15% discount at the Langham Eastbourne. Please see accommodation page.
  • Free shuttle bus from finish line to local hotels and Eastbourne Train Station

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