Lindfield 10k Village Run & 5k Family Fun Run Sunday 19th May 2024
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 2024 event.
The Lindfield Village Run is a well-established event which sets out two cross county runs: a 10k Village Run and a 5k Family Run. Both take place mostly on paths and tracks through the West Sussex countryside in the immediate vicinity of the village of Lindfield. They are old fashioned cross-country runs with multi-terrain, some slippery surfaces and the odd cow in fields!
The course is marshalled and marked out. The Run starts and finishes at HICKMANS LANE RECREATION GROUND in Lindfield where there are refreshments and limited changing facilities. 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 – we may not always be as responsive as you’d like us to be. But we will always do our best.
WHERE & WHEN
WHEN IS THE RUN?
The race is on Sunday 19th May 2024. The start times for each race, these are now;
- Start time for 10k is 10:30am
- Start time for 5k is 10:45am
WHERE IS THE RUN?
The Run starts and finishes at HICKMANS LANE RECREATION GROUND in Lindfield where there are refreshments and changing facilities. Lindfield is under two miles from Haywards Heath with its excellent railway services. There is limited parking. It is recommended that people use parking in the Village and make their way to the registration point and start point by foot. There are bars to lock up bicycles and there will be a supervised luggage drop tent where runners can leave their belongings at their own risk.
WHAT IS THE ROUTE?
We are closing number of roads for the duration of the run. The Hickmans Lane - start/finish crossing point. The section between Kenwards Farm and the river Ouse on Highbeech/College Road and a small section of Copyhold Lane. Thereby making these road sections safer for runners. However the crossing point at Ardingly College and the section from the end of Spring Lane to Lindfield Church remain open to traffic. Extreme caution should be exercised when on these sections.
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Opening Early 2024!
10K Village Run
Sunday 21st May 2023. 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 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 to 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.
5K Family Fun Run
Sunday 21st May 2023. 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 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 to 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
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!
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.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed this well organised event in my home village.
A great event and I'm looking forward to registering again next year!
The atmosphere was really lovely and it was nice to see the village come together and enjoy the sun and the run.