The Starfish Race is a 10.5k looped course along the Bexhill Victorian sea front promenade. It is predominantly a flat course but with 2 small hills at the eastern end that gives competitors an opportunity to record good personal times.
We are reversing the course this year which will remove the tight turn at the finish & allow runners to see the finish line from a distance.
The race stars on the promenade in front of the iconic De La Warr Pavillion then heads East towards the 1066 town of Hastings. With sea views throughout, between the sailing & angling clubs you pass the course of the first ever British motor race.
After the angling club there is a small hill (Galley Hill) where at the top you can look down on Hastings then it’s down the other side with a short climb to the east turn point.
Returning over Galley Hill you have a panoramic view of Bexhill. Head west back past the DLWP you pass the world famous Sovereign Light Café made famous by the band Keane from their album Strangeland. Dropping down onto the lower prom you now look across Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne & Beachy Head before reaching the west turn point to head back.