The Heritage Coast Run and Walk, also known as the Saxmundham and Framlingham Rotary Marathon, is an annual event enabling runners and walkers from across the UK to enjoy the beautiful Suffolk coast in a different way. Saxmundham and Framlingham Rotary Club's Heritage Coast Marathon, Half Marathon and Fun Run and walks still prove to be as popular as ever after NOW 36 years!
Full details of our event are given below, but if you've taken part before a simply want to sign up then click the button below to head to our Eventbrite page.
There are three courses, all starting and finishing from our base in Thorpeness, Suffolk.
You can download our Welcome letter (PDF) which contains lots of useful information for you to keep, including start times and race fees.
The starting and finishing point for all three courses is situated at Thorpeness playing fields (Google Maps) near IP16 4LX on the B1353 road. Free car parking is provided and some food and drink is available on site. These are reasonably priced with funds going to charity.
Toilets are available but there are limited changing facilities. Many competitors arrive and leave in running gear or change in their cars. If you want food to take with you (gels, power bars, drinks etc.), you will need to bring these with you. There are water stations available around the courses.
All entrants completing their course will receive a medal. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.
We’ve made changes to some parts of the courses for 2019. An updated course map will be available soon.
New for this year! All entrants, runners and walkers, will be chip timed. You can collect your timing chips on the day.
|Red - 26 miles||09:00||08:00|
|Yellow - 13 miles||10:00||10:05|
|Blue - 6 miles||10:30||10:35|
In order to improve our event and reduce administration, you can book you place using our Eventbrite page.
If you wish to register in paper format, you can download the Pre-event entry form (PDF).
You can still arrive on the day and register. Entry forms will be available at the start point but to save time on the day you can download and complete an ‘on the day’ entry form after 12th April to assist our registration volunteers.
Whether you are a new or regular entrant, it is our privilege to invite you to enter the annual Heritage Coast Run / Walk. We are encouraging entrants to obtain sponsorship when entering to help us raise funds for our charitable work. The event also provides a platform where you can raise funds for your own chosen charity or worthy cause.
Download our Heritage Coast sponsorship form to help you collect for your chosen charity.
Each year we nominate a main charity or charities for whom we try to raise many thousands of pounds. We are encouraging entrants to obtain sponsorship when entering to help us raise funds for our charitable work. The event also provides a platform where you can raise funds for your own chosen charity or worthy cause.
In 2019, we are supporting Prostate Cancer UK.
Prostate Cancer UK campaigns for men with prostate cancer to receive the best treatment and care wherever they live in the UK, based on the latest evidence and with a simple ambition - to stop men dying from prostate cancer. The charity has launched an ambitious 10-year research strategy setting out how they will invest in the most innovative research to create a step change in our knowledge of prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer UK will focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support. Ultimately we all want to see fewer men dying from prostate cancer!
2019 Event Sponsors
We're delighted to have the following businesses sponsor the event and help raise money for a our nominated charities: Adnams, Clarke & Simpson, Hammond Motor Group, EDF Energy, Ipswich Building Society, O & C Butcher, Prutton's Potatoes and Skinners Dog Food.