Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k

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£22.00 - £30.00Free injury protection
Weave your way through Rye and its surrounding ancient trails in this superb event. This 15 and 30k route will be over mixed-terrain and is great for seasoned runners and newcomers alike. Come for the historic sites en-route or for the bespoke finisher's medal.
15k, and 30k
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Sun, 11 Sept 2022
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Rye, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Rye Sports Centre, The Grove, Rye TN31 7ND, UK
Start times
Sun, 11 Sept 2022
9:30am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k
£22.00 - £24.00
£28.00 - £30.00
Route information
This event commences and ends in the picturesque Sussex town of Rye, before runners head out on a circular route into the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This race certainly provides a challenge, however it will be well worth it for the epic views and the extensive historical landmarks for example, the Norman Churches of Rye, Iden, Beckley, Northiam and Peasmarsh.
With over 1500ft of climbing throughout, this race is designed to prove a formidable challenge however, with both a 15KM and 30KM route this event really is open to all.
The Rye Ancients Trails 30K & 15K raises money for the Oliver Curd Trust.
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What's included
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Prizes for top 3 male and female runners
  • Prizes for 1st placed male and female in Vet categories
  • Fully marshalled course
  • Bag drop
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Distance marked
  • First aid on-site
  • Chip timed
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How to get there
Rye Sports Centre, The Grove, Rye TN31 7ND, UK
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By Car
The Race Headquarters will be at the Sports Centre. There is on site parking, which will be well signposted as you come into Rye.
*Please take note of any local parking charges that may be applicable.
By Public Transport
There is a railway station in Rye (Sussex), and the Sports Centre is located behind the railway station.
There are limited bus services available for the area.
Event day logistics
09:30 Race start
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the schedules race start time so that you have enough time to complete the registration process.
Race Packs
Entrants who have entered in good time will have their race packs sent in the post 10 days before event day.
Those who have entered in the 10 days before race day will collect their race pack at registration on the day of the event.
If your race pack hasn’t arrived, head to the registration desk at race HQ and you can be issued with a new one.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
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Nice Work
Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Spectator Info
There are a number of fantastic vantage points for Spectators across this course. Details of which can be found below:
  • The Globe Inn, Rye (Opens from 8am)
  • The Bell, Iden
  • The Cock Inn, Peasmarsh (Opens from 11am)
  • Will's Bakery, Northiam (Open from 10am)
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag at the Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k?
Yes, there will be a bag drop facility provided at the Race HQ.
Where can I access my race time for the Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k?
Results will be posted as soon as possible after the event on Nice Work's website. An email with their time will be sent to all runners who've provided a valid and legible email address.
Can you park at the Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k?
There is ample parking at the Race HQ, which is located at the Sports Centre behind the railway station. The parking will be signposted as you drive into Rye.
23 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
Did the 30k in 2021
What a great race! amazing route, lots of enthusiastic and encouraging marshals, food stations with JAFFA CAKES and the welcoming sight of the Curious Brewery Land Rover serving free, cold beer at the finish line... keep up the good work, I will be back next year
Did the 30k in 2021
Loved everything about it from the Town Crier starting us off, the stunning scenery, good cameraderie of runners to the brilliant marshalls and helpers. Where else would you get bread pudding en route and a free pint at the finish ? A must experience. Thanks all.
Did the 30k in 2021
Such a fantastic course through wonderfully historic countryside. This is what off road running is all about.Ok, so there are hills…but the views from the tops are glorious.Thanks for such a well organised event.
Did the 30k in 2021
Only my second trail race, but enjoyed this one! Only bad point was seeing the 30km sign and being told you had another Km to go!!
Did the 30k in 2019
This is my second time great course scenic challenging well organised water stations good. God finish area.
Emma J
Did the 15k in 2019
This is my second year running the race and I couldn't recommend it more highly. It takes in the best of English countryside in late summer - running through apple orchards, past vineyards, stables and through fields of sheep and cows. The course is challenging and varied enough to mean I was never bored and the kilometres fly by faster than I was expecting. My only advice is that you will have a bit of waiting at the start to get over stiles - if you're midway through the pack and not rushing for a pb, it's not a bad chance to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery!
Peter H
Did the 30k in 2019
Great race in stunning countryside, helped by the weather this year. Very nice atmosphere, definitely a race not a fun run but very friendly with lots of encouraging fellow runners. All the support (drinks, snacks and marshals) you could need and a great welcome at the finish (with more refreshments and facilities). Nice to be given a beer at the end for those that wanted too.
Olwen C.
Did the 30k in 2019
Enjoyed the variety the course offered - fields, orchards, trails, woods. The course was undulating but no killer hills thankfully. Many, many stiles so if you want a rapid run then make sure to start near the front of the pack. The course was well marked out with ribbons and signs but I would also suggest that ground trip hazards are better marked next year. Thank you - will be back next year!
Annette l
Did the 30k in 2019
A great challenging course , perfect for BeachyHead training. The marshalls were all fantastic and friendly. The water stations were spot on every 3 miles, cant fault it.
Did the 15k in 2019
Great event on nice trail with really good scenery. The route was very well signed so no chance of missing a turning, lots of helpful marshal's on the course, aid stations every 5k and a great finish location that was close to parking, easy to access and great for spectators. Overall, a really well organised, fun event.
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Recent Questions
Melanie de Matos
Are there water stations or should we bring/carry our own water?
Liam Burke
Hi Melanie, there will be water stations approx every 5k.
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