Run to the Sea Brighton
Sat 4 May 2024 Horsham, West Sussex, UK

Run to the Sea Brighton

Bank Holiday ultra run to the south coast with top reviews, amazing scenery, wonderful trails and rolling downs before reaching the promenade finish line for your ice cream and medal!

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  • Sat 4 May 2024
Christ's Hospital, Horsham

Run to the Sea Brighton



Age 20 & over

  • 50 km multi terrain running


So much more than a marathon. A challenge that will stretch you...  but definitely won't break you! 

The 50km point-to-point course will take you through a mixture of terrain and although it's a challenging event, with great organisation and a friendly atmosphere, this is also great for first-timers.


  • Scenic, supported 50K ultra run
  • ARC, TRA and ITRA accredited
  • From West Sussex to Brighton seafront
  • Wonderful trails and rolling downs
  • Bank Holiday at the south coast
  • Experienced ultra-runners and first-timers
  • Fully signed course - no navigating
  • Feed stations and own food drop-offs
  • Fantastic bespoke medal and more
  • Top reviews - Multi Gold Awards

  • Event village
  • Newcomers


The first team or club with 5 runners over the line. You do not have to run together.
  • The prize will be awarded to the first team or club with 5 runners over the line.
  • You do not have to run together.
  • Each runner enters individually, giving their team or club name.
  • Each team member must enter the club name exactly the same in order to qualify for the team prize (team names cannot be amended after the event).
  • Teams have until Friday 12th April to register.

Ability level

This course is very beginner friendly and great for those wanting a challenging (but not crazy! run over the stunning downs!


  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Free parking
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Christ's Hospital
The Avenue
Christs Hospital
West Sussex
RH13 0LJ

  • Check points
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • No headphones
  • Point to point
  • Return transport
  • Staggered starts
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Route overview

The course is mainly trail, with a slightly downhill first half. It then gets a little hilly as you go over the downs between 15-25 miles, finishing with some flat pavement/promenade along the seafront.

points of interest

Cut off time

9 hours.

There's a generous 9 hr cut-off time taken from earliest start.

Feed stations

4 feed stations at approx 10km intervals. 

Option to have your own food delivered to feed stations 3 and 4.

These will offer a selection of sweet and savoury snacks.  There will also be water and flat coke.

own food

  • Chip timing
  • Map
  • Medal
  • Race photo


  • Fully signed course - arrows all the way
  • GPS route file
  • 4 feed stations at approx 10km intervals
  • Own food drop-offs to feed stations 3 and 4
  • Professional medical support
  • Bespoke medal
  • Memento
  • Free downloadable photos
  • UTMB index

Optional extra

  • Bus transport from the finish to the start before the race £8
  • RTTS t-shirt £15
  • Squashable silicone cup to use at feed stations and finish £3
  • Personalised Run to the Sea Brighton mug £11.95

  • Age 20 & over
  • Entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Series discount
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Entry fees

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Gold award
Gold award
Gold award

What an epic day! I really, really enjoyed it even the driving rain and howling wind! Race start was seamless and a beautiful setting to inspire us as we set off. It was an ideal ultra for a novice who didn’t really know what they were doing! Great chats on the way round with fellow runners and cheery marshals and well stocked aid stations. Would recommend. Thanks for the ice-cream , despite the torrential rain it didn’t touch the sides! Jo

Really enjoyed the race, I did it last year in very different conditions and the marshalls and aid stations were spectacular both times. Cara

Another great event from Ultra Violet, the hills in the second half and the views are epic.. Top organisation and marshals as always. We'll be back. Nina Y

What a cracking event! I ran their Bournemouth event last year, which was epic, and this one delivered too.. the route, medal, ice cream and goodie bag were all great. Running L

The course is very enjoyable, certainly the second half is way more challenging than the first half but also more rewarding. Roberto G

The marshalling was outstanding - we paid to run in the driving rain, wind and hail, but their volunteering in the pouring rain was just outstanding. Tough but beautiful. Good value for money. Lisa H

This was my second time of completing this very scenic ultra. What a difference to last year’s beautiful weather. The weather didn’t dampen my spirit to finish this challenge. A big thank you to all the Marshalls on route and at the checkpoints you were so encouraging. Janine H

Very good scenic route. The marshalls and volunteers were amazing. The finish at the sea front in Brighton was spectacular. Roy P