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The 10th Rye 10 & 5 Mile

Start line opens – 8.00 am
Start line closes – 10.00 am

Join us for the long awaited return of live racing to Rye!

The popular Rye 10 & 5 Mile race returns once again in 2021 – and back to it’s usual date in May!
This year the race celebrates its 10th Anniversary and will, once again, be staged in partnership with the Peasmarsh Memorial Hall Committee to help raise funds for the Village Hall.
The race will still be the same challenging and scenic course on the quiet country lanes surrounding the pretty village of Peasmarsh, just outside of Rye in East Sussex. The race, whilst challenging, always received rave reviews but if the 10 miles doesn’t quite suit, then why not try the 5 mile race option?
There’s plenty of free on-site parking at the race start at Jempsons Supermarket, in Peasmarsh. There will be a bespoke medal, plus prizes and trophies for male and female winners and age category winners. 

Why take part?

  • UK Athletics licenced event
  • Plenty of onsite parking

  • High quality bespoke medal

  • Prizes for winners and age category winners on the 10 mile

  • Prizes for leading runners in the 5 mile

  • Accurately measured course with a certificate of course accuracy

  • Chip timing

Plus, of course, the support of our friendly, supportive Nice Work team to cheer you round the course.

The perfect event for those itching to get back to live racing. 

The race will incorporate our tried and tested Covid safety measures and adhere to the guidelines laid down by UK Athletics.

You can view our Covid protocols here.

A copy of our Participants Code of Conduct can be viewed here.

A copy of our Spectators Code of Conduct can be viewed here.


  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
The Course
This challenging 10 mile race follows the scenic country lanes around Peasmarsh and Rye. Starting and finishing at Jempson's Supermarket, the race goes out for around 3.5 miles before commencing a 3 mile loop that brings you back to the same point to return the final 3.5 miles to the finish. The course is undulating, with a few challenging hills, but is an accurately measured road race.

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 marshal 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. Results should be available on our website www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as you cross the finish line. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after the race has finished and final results will be published as soon as is practical on the day after the race.

Trophies and awards will be sent in the post after the event.

All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results by email as soon as possible on the first working day after the race.

Race Start: Jempsons Supermarket, Main Street, Peasmarsh, Nr Rye, East Sussex TN31 6YD

The start and finish is at Jempson's Supermarket, which is in the village of Peasmarsh, approximately 4 miles outside of Rye. There will be ample on site parking for those wishing to drive to the event.

The nearest train station is Rye (Sussex), which is served by Southern Trains from Ashford International, Brighton and Hastings. You will need to cycle or take a taxi from the station to the race start as there is no bus service operating to Peasmarsh on Sundays. We would recommend pre-booking a taxi service as they are not always readily available outside the station.

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