Lewes AC Easter Fun Runs
The 2024 event will take place on Monday the 1st April 2024
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, a 400m (one lap)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 fun runs are held at and from the Wave Leisure Centre on Mountfield Road, Lewes BN7 2XG.
The track entrance is 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 competitors and spectators to the back of the building, to the track and the entrance to the sports hall that will be used.
Refreshments, bag drop toilets are available.
Registration is likely to be on line via this website. Whether entries on the day will happen will be decided nearer the date of the event. Precise entry arrangements for members of clubs in the West Sussex Fun Run League will also be decided nearer the date of the event.
Please note: As for recent events the numbers for the pre-registered athletes will not be sent by post; Numbers will collected from the registration desks on the day. Please leave plenty of time to pick up your number and warm-up
9am to 10.30am Race numbers available to collect from desks in Sports Hall
10.00am Toddler’s Trot ( Free to enter no registration)
10.15am One mile race for juniors WSFRL clubs only. ADVANCE ENTRY ONLY
10.40am TO 10.50am 10km race – Registration on line with Nice-Works. ADVANCE ENTRIES ONLY
The Toddler’s Trot is one lap (400m) 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 almost completely 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.