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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Promenade, Littlehampton. The course is run entirely on tarmac paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

The Littlehampton Prom parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.
  • You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
  • Runners pushing buggies are welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Littlehampton Prom parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.

For more information, please see our Support page.

Course Map

Course Description

This is a flat course, entirely on tarmac, encompassing two laps of the promenade parallel to the beach.
Marked by the yellow marker on the map the course starts next to the Pier/Coastguards Station, participants then head east along the promenade with the sea on your right turning just before where the promenade narrows into a single pavement opposite the Littlehampton leisure centre, then back towards the start in a clockwise direction. Participants complete one more lap before heading into the finish tunnel which is located near the start line.
There may be Saturdays where it is deemed unsuitable to run from a health and safety perspective or other events taking place on the promenade. Please keep a close eye on our news page and/or Facebook page for updates.

Facilities

Public toilets are located within Harbour Park. The opening hours are (as of 10/02/2019), 1st October - 31st March 08.00 - 17.00, 1st April - 30th September 08.00 - 20.00.
There is Harbour Park which has rides and amusements. There is a children’s playground located near the East Beach Café on the promenade.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts next to the Pier/Coastguards Station.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: No.700 run by Stagecoach stops opposite Littlehampton train station.

Train: The nearest train station is Littlehampton.

Getting there on foot

From train station: Turn left towards the town centre, when you get to Sainsbury's bear right, follow the road past the shops, then cross into Pier Road and along past Harbour Park to get to the seafront.

From bus stop location: Turn left towards the town centre, when you get to Sainsbury's bear right, follow the road past the shops, then cross into Pier Road and along past Harbour Park to get to the seafront.

From car park if not at venue: You will find the starting point of the parkrun behind and to the right of the Harvester restaurant on the seafront.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is BN17 5LL (West Green car park).
You can approach Littlehampton via the west on the A259 or the east on the A259 or the north on the A27.

From town: Head towards the Littlehampton seafront, there are signposts ('The Sea') from the roads around the town centre.

Parking: There is the West Green car park (BN17 5LL) next to Harbour Park and on street parking at South Terrace, you will find the starting point of the parkrun behind and to the right of the Harvester restaurant on the seafront, the car park charges are as follows (as of 11/03/2020);
£1.50 - Up to 1 hour, £3.20 - Up to 3 hours, £7.40 - Up to 10 hours.
The parking charges are between 08.00 - 18.00 hours every day including weekends and bank holidays.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Harvester - please come and join us!