The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Uckfield Rugby Club, Uckfield. The course is run entirely on trail 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 Uckfield 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 Uckfield 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

Single lap, out and back with a turn around loop starting and finishing at Uckfield Rugby club. The route is all off road mainly in a deer park. Buxted Park is a beautiful, natural park with great views, historic buildings and interesting landscape. There will be alternative routes as cows grazing may not make certain routes usable in the summer and there are is a short stretch which can be particularly muddy in the winter so we have variants that can avoid this area.

Facilities

We will be able to use the toilets at Uckfield Rugby Club.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts at Uckfield Rugby Club.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Brighton and Hove Regency Routes 28 and 29 go from Brighton via Lewes to Uckfield and from Tunbridge Wells. Route 28 has a stop in Nevill Road which is close to the rugby club. Route 29 - alight at the stop on London Road and walk down Browns Lane.

Train: From the north you can take the train on the Uckfield Line. It is just under a 3 mile walk from the railway station to the Uckfield Rugby Club. You can follow the directions for car above by turning right into Browns Lane or take the earlier right hand turn into Southview Drive and then turn right at Downsview Crescent to Browns Lane, turn left onto Browns Lane and then right into Nevill Road (signposted URC) and then take the third turn on the right Oakwood Drive (signposted URC). Brighton and Hove Regency Routes 28 and 29 go from Brighton via Lewes to Uckfield and from Tunbridge Wells. Route 28 has a stop in Nevill Road which is close to the Rugby club. Route 29 Alight at the stop on London Road and walk down Browns Lane.

Getting there on foot

From town centre walk up the high street and take the right hand turn into Southview Drive and then turn right at Downsview Crescent to Browns Lane, turn left onto Browns Lane and then right into Nevill Road (signposted URC) and then take the third turn on the right Oakwood Drive (signposted URC).

Getting there by road

Sat Nav is TN22 1LX.

oming from the south on the A22, take the B2102 to the town centre and turn left at the traffic lights. Carry on up the high street and turn right into Browns Lane, go down Browns Lane and when the road goes round to the right take the left turn into Nevill Road (signposted URC) and then take the third turn on the right Oakwood Drive (signposted URC).

From the north on the A26 turn left at Five Ashdown, straight across the cross roads. When you reach the junction turn left onto London Road and then take the next left into Browns Lane and follow the directions as above.

Parking is available at the rugby club. Extra parking is available in Uckfield College’s car park (off Downsview Crescent).

Post Run Coffee

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