It is with regret that we have to advise you that, following advice from the government and England Athletics, the 3FC cannot take place on 3 May 2020.

We appreciate the disappointment that may be felt but are sure you will understand in view of the measures being taken in relation to Coronavirus - Covid 19.

The situation has been rapidly changing and our hope of setting a postponement date for much later this year is not possible.

3FC is a Rotary Club charity event and has already incurred expense for services and hire of equipment. It will now be held in 2021.

All current entries will be held over for the replacement date which we expect to be Sunday 2 May 2021.

We will keep in touch and re-advertise the event as soon as circumstances permit.

Keep the date for 2021. We hope everyone is able to stay fit and healthy during this difficult time.

We look forward to seeing you.


Mike Airey, 3FC Race Director, on behalf of the 3FC committee



Known as "The Tough One" the Three Forts Marathon (approximately 27.2 miles) includes a total of c. 3450 ft of climb with stiles and rough tracks underfoot. The route runs northwards from Hill Barn to Cissbury Ring, then eastwards towards Coombs then to Botolphs and the River Adur crossing. The route then goes to Devil’s Dyke and back to the River Adur. It continues on the South Downs Way to Chanctonbury Ring, where it swings south-west to Findon Park Farm. It stays on public bridleways to Cissbury Ring and back to Hill Barn.

The Half Marathon, with a total climb of c.1450 takes a shorter route to Steyning Bowl and picks up the last part of the Marathon route. The map shows the route in more detail and can be used in conjunction with the appropriate OS map.

The routes will be clearly sign posted and marshals will be placed at key places. In addition there are 8 Aid Stations spaced along the route providing refreshments and support to entrants. The start/finish is on the Recreation Ground at Hill Barn, Worthing.

There are changing and toilet facilities at Hill Barn and refreshments are available (food and drink). We will have a massage service available at the finish for those in need. All runners and walkers who complete the course will receive a medal. Souvenir sportswear will be available.

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