Trackstar 2021

Saturday 15th May 2021

Eastbourne Sports Park: Eastbourne Sports Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Running, Distance running, Marathon


  • Eastbourne Trackstar Marathon - UKA affiliated
  • Eastbourne Trackstar Marathon - Unaffiliated
  • Eastbourne Trackstar Half - UKA affiliated
  • Eastbourne Trackstar Half - Unaffiliated


We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure Trackstar goes ahead in 2021. We are delighted to confirm that Trackstar will take place on Saturday 15 May 2021, in line with any restrictions or guidelines at the time. We have had to make a number of changes to the event to ensure Covid security. For ease they are bullet-pointed at below. We cannot confirm all facilities at the venue will be in use at this time.


  • Full marathon will be in lanes 1-3, based on lane 1 distance of 400 metres 105.5 laps.
  • Half marathon will be in lanes 4-6, based on lane 4 distance of 421 metres 50.12 laps.
  • Rolling starts
  • The full marathon will start FROM 9:30 – 10:00 in small groups. The half marathon will start once all of the marathon runners have started FROM approximately 10:00 – 10:30 in small groups. The starts will be chip timed.
  • Runners must be self sufficient in terms of water and fuel. Space will be set aside for you to set up a small table on the back straight
  • Registration will be outdoors. Face coverings must be worn at registration, and we recommended they be worn before and after the event
  • Hand sanitiser must be used after contact with another person or an item another person has handled. Such as when picking up your number and timing chip
  • Your details will be kept for track and trace purposes
  • Please keep spectators to a minimum. Spectators will be required to give contact details and observe the same guidlines as everybody else in the venue.

Many things will change between now and May. Things may get better, things may get worse. We feel we are currently in a position to put on a safe and successful event as the overall picture improves.

Event details and schedule

Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex
BN21 2UF

The facility includes toilets, changing areas and showers. You are welcome to leave bags in the club room but these will not be monitored so please don’t leave valuables.


There is a free car park at Eastbourne Sports Park.


Registration will be indoors at Eastbourne Sports Park. Please come through the main entrance. The building, and therefore registration will not open until 8:30am. Numbers and chips are collected on the day. Final instructions will be emailed on the Thursday before the event.


There are toilets accessible from outdoors, a short distance from the track, please use these during the run.

Information & Brieifng

Final instructions will be emailed in the week before the event.

The full marathon will start FROM 9:30 – 10:00 in small groups. The half marathon will start once all of the marathon runners have started FROM approximately 10:00 – 10:30 in small groups. The starts will be chip timed. The run briefing will be 10 minutes before the start outside of the building adjacent to the track. It is important you listen to the briefing in case of any changes or specific information. This event will be held under UK Athletics rules, a license has been applied for. The adjudicators decision is final.

Marathon Etiquette

Please bear in mind you will all be running at different speeds! We ask that you are considerate to all other participants, and just because someone isn’t going as fast as you, doesn’t mean they’re not on course for their own goal. Everyone has a right to the racing line when running, overtaking is on the right, it’s all part of the challenge! If you need to walk at any point, please move to the outer lanes.

Personal Aid Stations

Runners can set up their own personal aid station on a table along the back straight.

Medical Information

Phoenix Medical will be in attendance on the day.

Please read the information on the Runner’s Medical Resource website. It is the most useful advice we have found on the subject.



At the finish collect your bespoke medal, and bask in the glory that you have just done something very few people ever will!

£35 or £33 for UKA licensed runners.

£25 / £23 for the half marathon.

When you enter you will be subscribed to our mailing list. We recommend you stay on this list to receive your pre-run emails.

This event is held under UK Athletics rules


    • Does Trackstar count for Good For Age qualification?

We can’t make that guarantee. It is unlikely. London require your qualifying marathon to be run on road. Other marathons have different schemes. Trackstar is held under a Run Britain MT (multi terrain) licence. Despite our efforts UKA / Run Britain/ England Athletics will not issue a road license because the surface is Polytan rather than Tarmac, even though the spirit of the run is a road race!!

The following details may help when asking the organiser of the marathon you wish to use your Trackstar time for; Trackstar is run under a UKA / Run Britain MT licence. Details of Eastbourne’s track certification can be found here. Trackstar is chip timed with video and manual counting as a backup.

    • Can I get a refund, defer or swap to anther event?

Unfortunately we are not able to refund, defer or swap your entry to another event. We do allow you to give your place to someone else, though you must let us know in advance.
The small scale of the event means it is very expensive per runner to put on. As an organiser we start to incur costs for the event from the moment the dates are booked. As the event draws closer ever increasing costs are incurred to the point where we cannot recover any of them, regardless of whether you run.

Course Records

M: 2:38:09 2018
F: 3:23:35 2018

Organised by

We Run They Run I Run

110 Eastbourne Road, Pevensey East Sussex

Phone: 07873356953

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