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Eastbourne 3k 2025

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Eastbourne 3k

Sunday 25 May 2025

£14.99 Aged 16 and over | £10.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50

Date: Sunday 25 May 2025

Time: 11:00

Venue: Sports Park

30% off entry in 2025 with code RFL25ISU

Life is worth Racing for. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and raise money for life-saving cancer research.

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About the 3k event

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At just over 2 miles, 3k is ideal for families or groups having a go at their first Race for Life. It's a fun, achievable event for everyone – and an unforgettable day out. There's no pressure to finish in a certain time. Walk, jog or run or make your way around the course however suits you and help fund life-saving cancer research.


Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, BN21 2UF View map

Course information

The start and finish are on grass. The course is on a mix of grass, tarmac and dirt paths.

Our courses are accurately measured with a measuring wheel, which may differ from GPS devices. Please follow the designated route closely to maintain the intended distance; cutting corners will affect your distance covered.

Join forces or go solo

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You can take part in any Race for Life event as an individual or a group to raise money for life-saving research. Walk, jog or run together in a group or go solo at your own pace, or lead the way as a Group Leader and get family, friends and colleagues involved! However you choose to get muddy, you’re helping to beat cancer.

Warm up with other Race for Lifers

Shake off any pre-Race nerves and get moving with our fun warm-up session just before your event.

Supporters and spectators welcome

Bring along as many supporters as you like to cheer you on! We’ve got things for everyone to do, check out the Location section above to see what’s happening on the day.

Soak up the atmosphere

After you've completed the course, stay on and celebrate with other participants, friends and family with a picnic in the park.

Your entry fee covers the cost of your event, but your fundraising helps us save and improve lives. Join the celebration, join the family, and join the thousands helping to raise the money we need to power Cancer Research UK’s biggest discoveries.

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Event details

Once you sign up for your Race for Life event, you'll receive an email with all the need-to-know details to help you feel fully prepared for the day.

Meeting point

The start and finish are in the field between Park College (A level centre) and Kings Road.

If using what3words, enter ///scans.drank.booth in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

By car:

General Event Parking: Please use the football field just off Kings Drive (What3words: purple.help.drip)

Blue Badge Parking: Please use Eastbourne Sports Park car park (What3words: audit.year.brief)

Volunteer Parking: Please use the football field just off Kings Drive (What3words: purple.help.drip)

Drop Offs: There is no designated drop off point at this venue.

Electric Charging points: Please use evyve Charging Station, 21 Rangemore Dr, Eastbourne BN21 2TY - approx. 0.5 miles away

Public transport and pedestrians:

Pedestrians: Please access the main event site at Eastbourne Sports Park via Kings Road and follow the stewards directions.

Bus: The nearest bus stop is Selmeston Road bus stop (approx. 2 minute walk to event site) - numbers 125, 48 and 51

Train: The nearest train station is Hampden Park (Sussex) - Southern Railways (approx. 18 minute walk to event site)

Cycling & Bike Racks: There are bike racks available at Eastbourne sports park next to the main entrance.

Dogs allowed
Suitable for pushchairs
Wheelchair accessible
No bag drop
No showers

The Eastbourne course is flat covering a variety of terrain.  Most of the route is on grass sports fields, there’s a short section on tarmac and 2km on woodland paths which can be uneven with tree routes. We suggest the Eastbourne course is suitable for wheelchair users with assistance.

We aim for maximum accessibility at our events. Our contact centre and on-site team are ready to assist with any needs or questions you may have.

Additional Support request badges are available, and our Event Managers are trained Dementia Friends.


Bring a water bottle
We’re trying to reduce single-use plastic at Race for Life. Please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide an ecofriendly water-refill station at the finish that uses as little single-use plastic as possible.

Have the right kit
It’s a good idea to check the weather before your event and dress accordingly. Think breathable sports gear (leggings and shorts are ideal) and well-fitting trainers. For Pretty Muddy, wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.
Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.

Be sun smart
Stay sun safe by finding shade when you’re not on the course and covering up with clothes, a hat and sunglasses. On parts you can’t cover, use sunscreen with at least SPF15 and a 4 or 5 star rating. Find out more about being sun smart.

Your back sign and race number
Remember to bring your back sign and Race number which will be sent to you in the post – don’t forget safety pins so you can attach them to you.

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