Start of the Beachy Head Marathon, Eastbourne
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Terms & Conditions

The Beachy Head Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2019/2020 is organised and administered by Eastbourne Borough Council, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TW (“we” or “us” which expression includes our employees, event officials, authorised agents, sub-contractors or volunteers).

Travelling to the event

By signing up to take part in this event you accept complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while you are travelling to or from the event, during the event, or while on the premises of the event save to the extent any injury or accident which is caused by our negligence.

Personal health and fitness

You understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous, and you should not enter and participate unless you are medically able and properly trained.

We recommend that you consult your doctor prior to undertaking training for a marathon/Half/10K. It is your responsibility to make sure you are medically fit and capable of running the Beachy Head Marathon/Half/10K. We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to stop any runner from taking part if we deem them unfit to run, including mid-race removal from the course where necessary.

By entering you also agree for your personal details to be shared with our medical team

Medical treatment while attending the Beachy Head Marathon/Half/10K

By entering this event, you are confirming that should you require any medical treatments during your attendance at the event, whether before, during or after the actual run, they may be administered by the events’ official medically qualified personnel.


You must not under any circumstances give your race number to anyone else. Amongst other potential problems, doing so may cause problems of identification for the event medical services in the case of any accident or injury. Any attempt to do so will result in immediate disqualification of the individual(s) concerned and ejection from the event.

Standard Wheel Chairs, bikes, stilts, roller skates skate boards, buggies, etc

Participants are not permitted to use any of the above or similar in the event and those attempting to do so will be prohibited from starting and may be forcibly removed from the course mid-race where necessary. Likewise, anyone attempting to start or join the race in any outfit that we, in our absolute discretion, deem unsuitable and/or dangerous to other competitors or spectators, will not be allowed to start the event or, if on the course, may be forcibly removed from the event. We regret that standard wheel chairs will not be allowed due to health and safety reasons.

Cancellation of the event

We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to cancel, delay or postpone the event due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances out of our reasonable control. In such cases we will endeavour to inform participants as quickly as is possible.

Finisher’s Medal

Only those who finish the Beachy Head Marathon/Half/10K will be entitled to a Finisher’s Medal. Please do not ask for more than one as marshals have been instructed to only issue one per person and of course your receiving more than one, may deny another finisher from receiving one or more of these items.

Use of Image

By taking part in the event you grant full permission to us, as organisers of the Beachy Head Marathon/Half/10K, and any third parties authorised by us to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings or any other record of this event that may include your image. If you wish to be removed from any photos, please contact us on

Collection and use of information

Your personal information will only be used by us and any appointed third parties for purposes in connection with the event and any subsequent events that we may organise or administer. By entering the event you grant full and irrevocable permission for us to pass any medical details you have given us to the medical teams operating on the day of the event.

Race Numbers

The race number you will be given relates to your alphabetical position (with exception to race number 1, gifted to the previous year’s winner). Please complete the relevant medical details on the back of the race number if you have any medical condition or are taking any medication(s). Under no circumstances are you allowed to sell or give your race number to someone else and any attempt to do so will result in your entry being cancelled.

Music while running

iPods, MP3 Players or similar electronic music players can be worn, however you will be held strictly and solely liable if found to be responsible for harm to yourself or any third party or parties or damage to any property whether yours or that of a third party, as a result of your wearing any personal music playing device.

Race Ejection

We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to refuse to allow you to participate in the event either at the start or to continue participation at any point along the route of the event, should you be deemed to behave inappropriately or give cause for concern that your continued participation may cause offence or injury to yourself, any spectators or other competitors. This includes the wearing of any clothing or visual messages that may cause offence. Failure to comply with any instruction from race officials and marshals will result in ejection from the race and may also result in you being reported to the police.

Change of postal address, email address or telephone number(s)

If your postal address, email address or telephone number details change, then you must update your details online. If this is not done, we cannot guarantee that you will receive all race communications. You can access your online account by visiting:


By entering you accept that Deferrals, Refunds and Registrant Transfers are not available. Category transfer closes on 1/9/2020 or before if either race category sells out.


Participants accept that Marathon/Half/10K running is only for persons with a high degree of physical fitness and who have undertaken a lengthy and appropriate training regime. It is your responsibility to seek appropriate medical advice prior to participation. Participation in the event is entirely at your own risk and by entering the event participants acknowledge that we shall not be liable for death, injury, loss or damage arising from participation in the event save to the extent that it is caused by our negligence.