Beachy Head Marathon - Photo by Graham Huntley
Beachy Head Marathon - Photo by Graham Huntley

Beachy Head Marathon & 10K: Saturday 27 Oct 2018 - Start 9am

Beachy Head Marathon - Sussex Sports Photography

The Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathons in the UK. Formerly known as the Seven Sisters Marathon, it is popular for its scenic and challenging route through the South Downs National Park countryside. Great for runners, joggers or walkers looking to get fit.

The 10k run will set off just after the marathon with a route comprising of breathtaking views and challenges.

Start/Finish from Bedes School, Dukes Drive, Eastbourne BN20 7XL.

2018 Earlybird Entries Open Now!

One of the biggest off-road marathons in the UK returns on 27 October 2018 for its 17th year and is expected to attract global entries from as far as Australia, America & South Africa!

The challenging event, set against the stunning backdrop of the South Downs National Park, will see thousands of runners take part, and will also feature the 10k run for a consecutive fifth year!

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Marathon - 26.2 miles

Saturday 27 October will see the arrival of thousands of runners from around the world to Eastbourne for the Beachy Head Marathon, set within the stunning South Downs National Park and taking in the sights of the UK’s highest chalk sea cliff.

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Introduced in 2013, the annual Beachy Head 10K also takes place on Satuday 27 October and has grown every year and become a firm favourite for 10K runners looking to experience the cross-country course and also with those looking at taking their first steps in the running world!

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If you have a question regarding the Beachy Head Marathon or 10K event then the best place to look is our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) section as this has answers to many questions already asked by entrants and so we hope you find it useful.


Beachy Head Marathon & 10K Race Information

Beachy Head Marathon route


Whether you are looking for an iconic personal challenge or raising money for charity, you can look no further than the Beachy Head Marthon & 10K.

The marathon covers a 26.2 mile course that includes over 300 steps and 14 gates, passing through Jevington, Alfriston, Litlington, Friston Forest, the Cuckmere Valley and Seven Sisters, including Birling Gap and Beachy Head. Whilst the 10K event takes a shorter looping route across the Downs to Belle Tout and back.