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The Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon (previously known as the Seven Sisters Marathon) is one the biggest off-road marathons in the UK. The race gains its popularity for its beautiful yet demanding route through the South Downs National Park countryside. Great for any abilities whether it be runners, joggers or walkers. The event day also hosts a 10k run, which will set off just after the marathon with this route also full of its own breathtaking views and challenges.

How to enter the Beachy Head Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. 10k

    Run 10km
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Beachy Head Marathon routes

The marathon covers a 26.2 mile course that includes 300 steps and 14 gates with a 1,318m elevation gain, passing through the picturesque Sussex villages of Jevington, Alfriston, Litlington, Friston Forest, the Cuckmere Valley and Seven Sisters, including Birling Gap and Beachy Head.

Covering a circular route starting from the same point as the Marathon with a smaller elevation gain of 215 metres, heading along the South Downs to Belle Tout Lighthouse before circling back along the stunning coastal route and ending at the start/finish line.

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Raceday Logistics

Race numbers and timing chips are only collected during registration, there will be no posting numbers and chips. Registration is open Friday 25 October from 3pm to 7.30pm and Saturday 26 October from 7.00am and closing at 8.30am for the Marathon runners and 09:30am for the 10k runners. If you want register for friends or family, it is possible as long as you know their name and date of birth. The registration marquee is located on Helen Gardens, adjacent to Bede’s Prep School, Dukes Drive, Eastbourne, BN20 7XL.


Come on down to offer all the motivation you can to the runners, whether it be your family, friends or just want to pop down to spectate a great event, all are welcome.


Want to volunteer at the event?
Please call Julie Paul on 01323 415442 or email [email protected]


Can pay entry on race day?
Unfortunately not. All registrations must be completed online, in advance.

I can no longer participate, can I get a refund?
Unfortunately refunds are not available.

Can I start the race early?
For health and safety reasons we cannot allow early starts. The marathon starts at 09:00 and the 10k at 10:00.

Can I edit my registration details?
You can no longer edit your registration details.

When will I receive the final event details?
Final event details will be sent out to all participants 2 weeks before the event.

Beachy Head Marathon weather forecast

Dangerously windy starting in the afternoon.

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IconModerate wind possible, up to 25mph

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