Running around the Nature Reserve

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A previous race at Rye Harbour

A relay race event will be held at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve this Friday, May 31. It is being organised by Nice Work who also organised the Peasmarsh 10 mile run last weekend, as reported in today’s Rye News.

This a charity race in partnership with The Sussex Wildlife Trust to help raise funds for the construction of the new Discovery Centre within the Nature Reserve. Further details can be found here. Ekiden is a long-distance, multistage relay race, based on a traditional Japanese concept – the word ‘Ekiden’ originally referred to a post-horse or stagecoach which transmitted communications in stages.

This relay is a team event, each member of the team runs a variety of distances to complete a half marathon in total. There are six stages in the following order 5k, 2.5k, 7.5k, 2.5k, 2.5k, 1k. This event is not just a test of speed but also tactics. Can you get the combination right and clinch the title? Come join us in the beautiful Rye Harbour Reserve for this brand NEW Ekiden relay event and the first of its kind in Sussex!

Location: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7TU
Date: Friday, May 31 2019
Time: Adults Relay Race: 6.30-9.30pm
Adults team entry: £50

There will also be a Junior Ekiden for the younger runners taking place shortly before the main event between 5-6pm. Kids teams are teams of 5 each running 1k on an out and back course starting from the event village located on the green outside the caravan park. Depending on entries, prizes will be awarded by school year group.

Location: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7TU
Date: Friday, May 31 2019
Kids Relay Race: 5-6pm
Kids team entry: £20

All levels of running abilities are welcome to take part including running clubs, community groups, and corporate organisations. Whilst there will be prizes awarded to the winning teams, we will also give awards for categories such as ‘Best Dressed’, ‘Best Team Name’ and the much sought after Nice Work ‘special’ prize! The race will be chip-timed and all finishers will receive a bespoke medal.

This event promises to be a fun evening of running with great music by local bands, a bar and barbecue on offer for all participants and spectators.

Source: Nice Work

Image Credits: Nice Work https://nice-work.org.uk.

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