Why not make this the year you set yourself the challenge of taking part in the Seaford Half Marathon organised by Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Lions?
It’s all in a good cause, as the money goes to local and national charities, it’s close to home and features some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, which we are lucky enough to have in our own backyard.
If you’ve spent Christmas overindulging on biscuits and chocolates, whilst slumped lazily on the sofa, but are now starting to notice the pounds have started piling on, or you’re looking for a New Year Challenge, or just an incentive to get fit, this could be the event for you.
It will take place on Sunday June 9, starting off from the Salts Recreation Ground in Seaford.
The Lions organise the half marathon every year and it usually raises between £4,000 and £5,000 for the Lions to give it to local good causes.
In previous years around 600 people took part from across the country, with some entrants coming from France.
The course involves a circular route around Seaford and the Downs, starting from Marine Parade, Seaford.
Registration will be at the Rugby Club at the Salts Recreation Ground.
Lions president Gloria Lazarus said: “This is one of the most challenging half marathons in the South.
“The route will take in some of the spectacular views over the Weald from the South Downs, as well as the beautiful Downland Village of Alfriston and the Cuckmere Valley, plus it’s all for a good cause.”
The route is about 95 per cent off road and will be marked.
There are limited changing facilities and showers at Seaford Rugby Club. All entries are £14 per person.
Entrants are expected to complete the course by 1pm when official timing will end.
Timing and race results will be compiled using electronic tagged race numbers.
The closing date for entries is May 26. The race starts at 9am. There will be drinks and biscuits along the route and at the finish. Water will be available at selected points.
A trophy presentation will take place at the Rugby Club at about 11.30am.
Runners can raise money for any charity, but if they do not have a charity to raise money for, they could consider NPS Lions.
The Lions are appealing for volunteer marshals. Volunteer marshal registration forms from firstname.lastname@example.org
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