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The Hastings Runners 5 Mile Race

This fast, flat, accurately measured, 5-mile course (mainly on Hastings seafront) returns for its 15th anniversary, and for the first time in the event’s history the route will include a 550m loop of the town’s historic pier.

This Hastings Runners’ flagship event has so far raised over £56,000 for St. Michael’s Hospice.

This event is part of the Sussex Grand Prix 2022 race calendar, early entry is advised if you wish to partake before entries sell out!

With a race limit of 600 runners, early entry is advised.

Full range of prizes available, including cash prizes for breaking male and female course records.

Free children’s races will take place on the pier between 11.15 and 12 noon.

Your race number will entitle you to 10% or more discounts for the whole family at many local tourist attractions, coffee houses, eateries, and on the pier etc.


Nice Work are responsible for Chip Timing Services for the event.

  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop
  • On Site Parking
The Course
The course starts outside the historic Town Hall in the centre of Hastings adjacent to Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, who's generous sponsorship helps to stage the race. The race then makes it's way onto the Hastings Promenade and continues past the Hastings Pier, Warrior Square and many more of Hastings' famous landmarks. The course then turns back and makes its way back along to the promenade before entering the historic Old Town and returning back to the Town Hall for the finish.

The race is flat, fast and completely traffic free, with the exception of two initial road closures near the start of the race. Cycle lanes do adjoin the course and runners are advised to consider the safety of cyclists as well as themselves, although there will be marshals along the route to assist you.

First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for. 
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race HQ: Town Hall, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1QR

For those arriving by car, there is parking available all day in the Priory Meadow Car Park and Priory Street Car Park for £1. Limited street parking may be available, but you should be aware of pay and display charges if applicable.

Hastings Railway Station is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the Town Hall and Priory Meadow Shopping Station. There are also local buses serving the town centre from around the local area.

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Course record holders

  • Adam Clarke - 24:00
  • Silvia Del Fava - 28:50