Next Race: 07/07/2024
Blacksmiths Lane, Wadhurst, Sussex, TN5 6AZ
Join the Wadhurst Runners beside the water at beautiful Bewl for a race that will delight with every step.
This is a Partner race
This means that we are working with a host Partner Organisation and provide timing and/or race management services for their event.
This stunning fifteen-mile race around Bewl Water is a challenging route over trails and quiet country lanes, but you won't be disappointed. It's a corker of a race filled with community spirit and heart. And, following last year's successful debut, the fantastic five-mile taster race will return to compliment the traditional fifteen-mile offering. There will be plenty to enjoy at the race village, including home made cakes and a glass of beer (subject to availability) and the local brass band will play to welcome all runners home.
The Start/Finish of the race is located a short walk down Blacksmiths Lane from the centre of Wadhurst. The race then takes you on a downhill section to Bewl Water and after covering a circuit you make your way back up the undulating lanes of Wadhurst back to the finish. There are now two sets of speed bumps immediately after the start/finish that present a trip hazard so runners should keep this in mind.
You can view the route map here. You'll be able to download the route in different formats including GPX.
Running in aid of...
This year, the Bewl 15 & 5 will be supporting the fantastic work of Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS).
We hope that you never need them, but every year thousands of people do. And if you do, they’ll be there to fight for your life. Their helicopters are flying emergency rooms. When there’s a life-or-death call, they bring specialised doctors, paramedics and treatment to the scene, fast. And they don’t stop. 24/7, 365 days a year. But without you, they can’t get off the ground. Your support gets their life-saving team to where they’re urgently needed.
Without you, they can’t keep flying. Without you, they can’t save lives.
When the call comes, they can reach any part of Kent, Surrey or Sussex in under 30 minutes. Their crews of pilots, doctors and paramedics responded to over 3,200 incidents last year. Every day they respond to nine emergency calls on average – giving people the best chance of survival and keeping families together.
But, this world leading, life saving care costs £16.6M a year or over £45K per day to operate with 87% of their total income raised through the incredible generosity of our supporters - just like you.
15 Mile / 5 Mile
Bespoke medal for all finishers.
Commemorative Bewl 15 t-shirt for all finishers.
On-the-day Entry Fees (subject to availbility only):
15 Mile race: £40.00
5 Mile race: £25.00
Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race-day.
Race Location: Blacksmiths Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5
Race HQ: Located in a field off of Blacksmiths Lane.
By Car: There will parking available locally. Please note that parking will no longer be available at Race HQ. Runners are advised to car share where possible.