Lindfield 10k Village Run & 5k Family Fun Run
Sunday 17th May 2020


UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

SPONSORS

Alongside our dedicated team of volunteers who put on Lindfield Village Run, we also heavily rely on local businesses who have generously given their time and money to help put on the run each year. Thank you to both Potential Personal Training and Six Physio for their support again for the 2018 event.

Village Run
Village Run

The Lindfield Village Run is now a well-established event which sets out two cross county runs: a 10k Village Run and a 5k Family Fun Run. Both take place mostly on paths and tracks through the West Sussex countryside in the immediate vicinity of the village of Lindfield. It has often been described as an old fashioned cross-country run with plenty multi-terrain, some slippery surfaces, and the odd cow in fields!

The course is fully marshalled and marked out. The Run starts and finishes at HICKMANS LANE RECREATION GROUND in Lindfield where there are changing facilities, refreshments and some basic showers. Lindfield is less than two miles from Haywards Heath with its excellent railway services.

The Lindfield Village Run is organised by a team of volunteers, as one of the largest fundraising events for Lindfield’s King Edward Hall – a registered charity. We are just local people, and not doing this as our employment! So, please bear with us when corresponding with us about it – we may not always be as responsive as you’d like us to be. But we will always do our best.

Lindfield Village Run is two traditional cross country courses over some beautiful Sussex countryside and the next annual event will take place on Sunday 17th May 2020

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VILLAGE RUN INFORMATION

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10K Village Run

£15.00

Sunday 17th May 2020. Race Starts @ 10:30am

  • Lindfield’s Village Run is a 10k (approximately) cross country run which is very popular with both amateur and more serious runners alike. The run, which has been going for nearly 40 years, takes place over roads, uneven ground, farmland and besides streams, and is a cross country course in the true sense of the word. Which is why many love it! There may even be the odd bull sharing a field you’re running through!
  • Younger runners (under 12) must be accompanied on the course by a running adult.
  • WARNING: The 10k Lindfield Village Run course has changed this year. So, if you’ve run it before, do please take a look at the route map here before the day. Please note: the run takes place over some private land, so you can’t practise the full route before the day.
  • On the day registration will open between 8.30am-10am. However, we advise you book online in advance to guarantee your place.
    NOTE: Runners arriving after 10am will not be able to collect their number. Allow plenty of time to find a place to park!
    10k starts at 10.30am.
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5K Family Fun Run

£7.00

Sunday 17th May 2020. Race Starts @ 10:45am

  • Lindfield’s Family Fun Run is a 5k (approximately) cross country run which is suitable for adults and children alike – although Under 12s must be accompanied. The run which has been going for nearly 40 years, has seen young and old running alongside each other – and is especially popular with families – as they run together.
  • The run does take place over roads, uneven ground, farmland and besides streams, and is a cross country course in the true sense of the word. Which is why many love it!
  • WARNING: The 5k Lindfield Family Fun Run course has changed this year. So, if you’ve run it before, do please take a look at the route map here before the day. Please note: the run takes place over some private land, so you can’t practise the full route before the day.
  • On the day registration will open between 8.30am-10am. However, we advise you book online in advance to guarantee your place.
    NOTE: Runners arriving after 10am will not be able to collect their number. Allow plenty of time to find a place to park!
    5k starts at 10.45am.

Lindfield Village Run Results

TESTIMONIALS

Many runners come back to Lindfield Village Run year after year. Here's a few quotes we've had taken from runners...
  • Those hills lol see ya next year!
  • Great event thanks to all the volunteers! Not so much to the hills out in Ardingly.
  • Fantastic event and even though my results are missing I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • A fab event. Lovely bunch of friendly marshals. Thanks very much for volunteering and making it a great run!
  • Lovely event and a perfect first 5k for my 11 year old grandson. So well organised and fantastic volunteers. Well done to all involved
  • Really enjoyed my run, thank you very much. It was my first 10k ever and it was so well organised. A massive shout out to the marshals
  • Thanks to everyone who made today’s run possible. Great organisation, marshalling and mud!
  • Tony

    As a regular competitor in the Lindfield Run, just wanted to say THANKS to everyone involved who gave up their time. It was a great event - as ever - possibly made better by the complete mudfest! A real laugh - and a wonderful way of bringing together the village.

    Tony
  • Rachel

    A wonderfully fun route amongst all the mud with fantastic marshals and great organisation. The other runners I encountered were also great and really helped to make a top notch race. Personally I was especially grateful to runner number 330 who got me running again when I was giving into my demons and having a sneaky walk up one of the hills. He gave me the little nudge of encouragement I needed.

    Rachel
  • Sue

    Just wanted to say thank you for a great race on Sunday. As a family of four we ran the 10k and it was a beautiful day and course - proper cross country, trail running. A few minor hiccups were more than compensated for by the 'village run' feel, the course and the enthusiasm of the marshals and volunteers. We will be back next year.

    Sue
  • Michael
    I really enjoyed this well organised event in my home village.
    Michael
  • Peter

    A great event and I'm looking forward to registering again next year!

    Peter
  • Sarah

    The atmosphere was really lovely and it was nice to see the village come together and enjoy the sun and the run.

    Sarah
With thanks, Lindfield Village Run photo credits Mike Webster.

King Edward Hall

Update 9th March 2021

COVID-19 Guidance

King Edward Hall is looking forward to reopening soon following the Government’s announcement that was made in February 2021 in which a 4 step Road Map to easing lockdown restrictions was provided.

We are delighted that village halls will be permitted to reopen commencing 12 April 2021, however this will only be for those activities that are currently permitted under lockdown plus a small list of additional permitted activities.

The process of unlocking will apply in four steps across England, without reverting to Tiers, with a minimum five weeks between each step. Each step is dependent on all four of the following conditions being met. All dates are “no earlier than" and the Government will confirm a week beforehand.

  • The coronavirus vaccine programme continues to go to plan
  • Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently reducing the number of people dying or needing hospital treatment
  • Infections rates do not risk a surge in hospital admissions
  • New variants of the virus do not fundamentally change the risk of lifting

King Edward Hall will be pleased to consider taking bookings as follows, subject to Government guidance in place at the time:

Step One: From 8 March and 29 March

Only those activities already permitted under lockdown.

Step Two: From 12 April

  1. All indoor supervised children’s activities including dance classes and musical activities.
  2. Parent and child groups with up to 15 attending plus under-fives eg parents and toddlers.
  3. Funerals with up to 30 people; wakes and weddings with up to 15 guests.

Social contact rules will continue to apply in all settings – meaning social distancing must be maintained, no indoor mixing allowed between different households.

Step Three: From 17 May

  1. Controlled indoor events.
  2. Hospitality settings including cafes, coffee mornings and social clubs.
  3. Film shows, plays and concerts subject to social distancing.
  4. Indoor sports activities including exercise classes.
  5. Up to 30 persons attending weddings, receptions, funerals and wakes, including christenings.

The “rule of 6” continues to apply to indoor events. Social distancing measures will need to be observed, including the Hall’s special COVID conditions of hire.

Step Four: From 21 June

  1. All legal limits on social contact are due to be removed.
  2. Dancing will hopefully be permitted.

We regret that further guidance is currently awaited regarding booking conditions that will apply from this date.

Management Committee
King Edward Hall