The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club, Seaford. The course is run entirely on concrete 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 Seaford Beach 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.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or 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 also 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.
  • 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.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Seaford Beach 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

Out and back flat route along the concrete promenade. Start from the sailing club and head east. Run around Martello Tower, then turn around at the final row of beach huts just before Splashpoint. Head back west to the sailing club. Please keep to the left at all times along the run. When going out, at approximately 2.3k bear left and follow the footpath inland around Martello Tower. When coming back, at approximately 2.7k bear left and use the path on the coast-side of Martello Tower.

Facilities

Public toilets are located in the Buckle car park.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts from the sailing club.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: From Brighton or Eastbourne, take the 12 or 12A bus to Hill Rise bus stop. From here, the start line is 0.5miles away (10mins walk).

Train: Bishopstone train station is 0.5miles away (10mins walk) from the start line.

Getting there on foot

The promenade is easily accessible from anywhere in Seaford. Simply head to the seafront and head west until you reach the start/finish area by the sailing club.

Getting there by road

Buckle car park sat nav: BN25 2QR.

Brighton is approximately 25 minutes drive away. Lewes is approximately 20 minutes drive away. From all directions, leave the A259 at the Buckle bypass onto Marine Parade. Continue for 0.5 miles and the Buckle car park is on your left.

The Buckle car park (BN25 2QR) is free, has public toilets, and is a short walk from the start/finish. If the Buckle car park is full, there is free parking further along the promenade (Marine Parade) to the east of the start/finish area and the Buckle.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club - please come and join us!