Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k

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Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k
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Weave your way through the ancient trails in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex. This ever-popular event visits historic woodland, trails, quiet country lanes and some Norman churches along the route. Come for some truly mesmerising sights and a finisher's medal.
30k and 15k
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Sun, 10 Sept 2023
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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
Sunday, 10 Sept 2023
30k: 9:30 am15k: 9:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Rye Ancient Trails 30k & 15k
£26 - £30
£22 - £26
Route information
Terrain: Mixed (trail, road, gravel)
Elevation: Undulating - 1600ft
Route Type: Loop
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 1600ft of climbing throughout, this race is designed to prove a formidable challenge however, with both a 15k and 30k route this event really is open to all.
The Rye Ancients Trails 30k & 15k raise 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
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 scheduled 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.
Age Requirements
All runners for the 15k must be aged 16 or over and those for the 30k must be aged 18 or over.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop area at registration for you to leave your essential items. Please note that everything is left at its own risk.
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.
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