Winter Chase 2019
23 November 2019
We’ve finally been able to return to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve for another variation of our most popular run. We are absolutely in love with reserve as are many of you, but we have struggled to find a suitable base until now. The nature reserve had 360,000 visits in 2017 and is one of the largest and most important wildlife sites in England, set in an exceptional coastal and wetland landscape and home to 4,500 varieties of plants and animals including more than 300 rare or endangered species.
We Run They Run I Run present: Winter Chase!
We’ve worked closely in the past with Sussex Wildlife Trust and in particular Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, this year, part of your entry fee will go directly towards the fund to build the brand new visitor centre at Rye Harbour. Additionally you can add you own donation on the entry form or via their website:
Starting at the Sailing Club, you will head towards the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve road, then shortly after you will turn right on to the gravel path that takes you through the reserve. Emerging back out on to the tarmac, you will run past the Mary Stanford Lifeboat House. Shortly after you will see our famous cone at which point you can turn and head back to HQ! In the distance you will see Gran’s Hut with it’s bright red roof, and the sight of 26 wind turbines (1 per mile?!). You will never quite reach these landmarks though as you will turn left off the tarmac and retrace your steps over the gravel path and eventually back to HQ where you can have a well earned rest at the aid station.
You can visit our aid station at the end of each lap, do as many 4.4 mile laps as you want in 6 hours. Let us know when you have finished and we’ll write down your time and distance, and give you your bespoke medal. If you start your last lap before 3pm, you can finish it. Free tea, coffee and a bite to eat. Of course, being winter, prepare for cold weather and strong winds! As with most of our events, it is a low key, friendly affair limited to just 100 runners.
Registration open from: 08:00:00