Location: Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9NF Date: Thursday 8th July 2021 Time: 19:00
The Out Of The Blue 10k & 5k offers the rare opportunity to run in the unique setting of Ashburnham Place, near Battle. The multi-terrain route will take in some of the 220 acre grounds, which are rich in wildlife. Part of the grounds have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its valuable flora and fauna.
Out Of The Blue is a fund-raising body established in memory of Will Beckett who took his own life at Beachy Head in January 2013, at the age of 42. The tragedy came as an incredible shock for his family and friends - it simply came 'Out Of The Blue'.
The event aims to raise funds for three charities which helped Will's family and friends in the immediate aftermath of his death. The charities are Winston's Wish, Dragonflies and The Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team. Out of the Blue raises money to support these charities so that they can continue to help others. You can find details of how each charity helped Will's family and you can also donate to Out of the Blue on their Virgin Money page.
The event will also be raising funds for CALM - The Campaign Against Living Miserably, a registerd charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. In 2013, male suicide accounted for 78% of all suicides and it is the single biggest cause of death in men aged 20-45. CALM seek to prevent male suicide by offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via their helpline website. They push for changes in policy and practice, so that suicide is better prevented.
It is hoped that this running event will attract families, with races staged over both 5k and 10k as well as children's races.
The Children's races will begin at 6.30 pm.
On Site Parking
Baggage Drop Off
The Course The 10K race is a two lap, multi-terrain course around the lakes within the beautiful rural grounds of Ashburnham Place. It will be run on a mixture of grass, trails and tarmac paths. 5K Runners will do just one lap before returning to the finish. The Children’s race will be on the field.
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: Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9NF
Ashburnham Place is roughly 5 miles outside of the village of Battle, just off the A271. Ashburnham Place will be on your right if travelling from Battle and there are signs marking the entrance. There will be ample parking available for the race.
For those wishing to arrive by public transport, there are train services into Battle Station, from where you can take a taxi to the race (there are taxis just outside the station). You can also catch the train to Bexhill Station, from which it is around a 7 mile taxi journey to Ashburnham Place.