The Rye Harbour Ekiden Relay

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Try something new this summer with the Rye Harbour Ekiden Relay, the only Ekiden relay event in Sussex. Based on a traditional Japanese concept, each team member runs a variety of distances to complete a half marathon in total, set in 6 stages. All levels of abilities are welcome to participate.
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Where and when
Location
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Harbour Road, Rye TN31 7TT, UK
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Rye Harbour Ekiden Relay
Junior Ekiden Relay
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1km
£20.00
Ekiden Relay
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13.1mi
£50.00
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Ekiden Relay:
This epic and unique event is a fantastic opportunity to grab some friends and enter for an epic night of running and fun in the picturesque Rye Harbour Nature Reserve starting and finishing close to the entrance of the reserve.
In teams of 6, each runner will complete one of the 6 stages of 5k, 2.5k, 7.5k, 2.5k, 2.5k, 1k, in order, totalling the distance of a half marathon. Not just a test of speed, but also of tactics, as you determine who is best suited to complete each leg.
Kids Ekiden Relay:
Before the main event, there will be a Kids Ekiden relay. In teams of 5, each member will run 1km on an out and back course starting from the event village.
This event promises to be an epic evening of running, with great music, new friends, and a bar & bbq for runners and spectators.
What's included
  • Chip timing
  • Music
  • Bar & BBQ for all participants and spectators
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Awards for winning teams, and category awards such as Best Dressed, Best Team Name etc.
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How to get there
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Harbour Road, Rye TN31 7TT, UK
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Address: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU
Parking:
The Race Headquarters will be located on the green outside of the caravan park. There is on site parking for Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, which will be well signposted as you come into Rye Harbour Village. Please take note of any local parking charges that may be applicable.
Train:
The closest railway station is Rye (Sussex), but it is around 2.5 miles from there to the race HQ. You may wish to run, walk or cycle, but there are limited bus services available for the area.
Event day logistics
Schedule:
17:30: Kids Relay Event Start
18:30: Kids Relay Ends and Adult Relay Starts
21:30: Cutoff time for Adult Relay
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration
Facilities:
  • Onsite Parking
  • Bag Drop
  • Toilets
  • First Aid
  • Refreshments
Ages:
Adult Relay: Min age - 9 years
Junior Relay: Min age - 3 years
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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
The park is a great place for spectators, and with a bar & bbq available, there is no reason not to join in the fun.
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No required kit, however, there will be prizes for Best Dressed so why not come up with a clever costume for you and your team.
FAQ's
Does every member have to run each leg in the Rye Ekiden Relay?
No, each member of the team will only run one of the legs so choose wisely.
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Is the Rye Ekiden Relay suitable for runners of all abilities?
Yes, the event is perfect for all runners, and promises to be an awesome, fun-filled experience.
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Can my team for the Rye Ekiden Relay dress up?
Yes, costumes are welcomed and encouraged, as there will be prizes for the most creative teams.
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