Lewes AC Easter Fun Runs
The Lewes Athletic Club Easter Fun Runs are held every Easter Monday as part of the West Sussex Fun Run League.
Held at and from the Lewes Athletic Club track at Wave Leisure Centre, Mountfield Road, Lewes, there are three events: The toddlers’ trot, an 800m race around the track for small children (aided by their parents and carers if need be), a 1 mile race for juniors and a 10km race (for over-15s only).
The 2022 event
The 2020 Easter Fun Run was due to take place on Easter Monday 13th April 2020. However as a result of the coronavirus emergency the 2020 and the 2021 events had to be cancelled. The 2022 event is planned to take place on Easter Monday 18th April 2022.
The fun runs are held at and from the Wave Leisure Centre on Mountfield Road, Lewes BN7 2XG.
Please use the track entrance to the rear of the Leisure Centre through the car park, rather than through the main reception of the leisure centre – there will be signs directing you to the back of the building, where you will find the track and the entrance to the sports hall we will be using.
Refreshments, changing and showers are available and we will also provide additional toilets next to registration.
Registration will be via this web site and it will also be possible to register on the day. Members of clubs in the West Sussex Fun Run League are also able to register as a group through their club.
Online Entries will be set up shortly but meanwhile please do not use the entry arrangement that are below and set up for the 2020 event. This has been disabled for the present.
Please note: We do not send out numbers to pre-registered athletes; Numbers can be collected from the registration desks on the day. Please leave plenty of time to pick up your number and warm up
9am Registration opens
10.30am Toddler’s Trot (Registration will close at 10.20am)
10.40am One mile race for juniors (registration will close at 10.25am)
11.00am 10km race (Registration will close at 10.45am)
The Toddler’s Trot is two laps around the track.
The 1 mile junior race starts on the track, takes a half-mile detour out through the Priory School grounds and Ham Lane, and finishes back on the track.
The 10k race (for those aged 15 or over) starts from the running track, leaves the track area, and finishes back at the running track. The course is multi-terrain and mainly traffic-free using tracks and footpaths to the south of Lewes. It is well-signed and marshalled. Some of the course is on private land, so please do not run it at other times of the year.
Parking is free but limited, so please car share, if at all possible. We have three car parks, all owned by the local college, on or just off Mountfield Road (but do not park in the leisure centre please).
We will have marshals to direct drivers but the car parks do fill up quickly and once they are full, you will have to find alternative parking, which can be difficult (and expensive) in Lewes.
Please respect local residents and please remember that the marshals are volunteers and runners too and if the car parks are full when you arrive, it is not their fault!
The car parks will be locked at 3pm – after that time, you won’t be able to get your car out. If you are planning to spend more time in Lewes, consider moving your car beforehand.
Instead of driving, why not come by train or bus?
The train station is a 5 or 6 minute walk from the leisure centre; the bus station is about a 10 to 15 minutes walk.