Important information to all runners

With the Three Forts in just a few days, firstly, we want to wish all the runners good luck for the day!

Here below is some important information that will help you leading up to the event and for the day.

Race Numbers

  • With timing chips will be issued on the day of the event at Registration.  Open from 8am.

Location of Start and Finish

  • Hill Barn Lane, Worthing, BN14 9QF.     Marathon start is at 9am.  Half M at 9.15am and 5 Mile Trail Run starts at 9.30am.

Car Parking

  • Worthing College opposite our venue and local roads.  Take care not to block driveways.  There will be 200 free spaces (first come, first serve basis)  Marshals will be available to guide drivers where to park.

Bag Drop

  • This will be near the start/finish area.  Staffed by our main charity Ferring Country Centre.  Your bag will be labelled with your Race Number and left at owner’s risk.  We cannot accept responsibility for valuables.

Aid Stations

  • Every 2 - 3 miles.  5 on the Half Marathon and 11 on the Marathon route.  Food and water are available but do carry water/drinks/energy gels/ sweets etc. with you.


  • Please carry your own hydration system or water bottle. We are trying to reduce single use plastic. Bin bags will be available at the Aid Stations.  Do not leave anything on the course.

Course Maps 

Maps for each route are available on our website.  All routes are hilly and challenging over chalk, flint and grass paths. There are minimal road sections.  Signs and marshals will keep you on course.   

Marshalling of the course

  • This is provided by the Rotary Clubs of Worthing and Local Running Clubs.  Please respect the advice given by our volunteer marshals who wish to keep you safe.  There is one major road to cross on the marathon route, the A283.  You will be guided to where you should cross when it is safe to do so.

First Aid

  • MS Services are providing assistance with first aiders and paramedics at Aid Stations or nearby.


  • Across the course are provided by South Sussex Raynet.


  • Anyone unable to complete the course should report at an Aid Station.  There are only limited rescue facilities.

Time Limit

  • There is a maximum time to complete the marathon of 6 hours.  This means that runners should have crossed back over the Adur River by about midday.  
  • We cannot take responsibility for runners who continue on the course after this time as Aid Stations will be gradually closing. 

Running with a dog

  • Runners with dogs must adhere to the guidance given by Canicross.  
  • Dogs and their owners will start with the main races, but dependant on the number of runners with dogs, a separate start may be necessary.

Sussex Sport Photography

SSP cover the event and you will be able to access a free download of event photos.


Filming will be taking place throughout the day by Media2U.


  • Zero Waste Medals.  Trophies for winners.  
  • Veteran Trophies to first male and female ‘Over 50’.  
  • Paper Goodie bags, 3FC Running Buff.  
  • A selection of T-shirts available from previous 3FC races. 

Finish facilities

  •  Food and drinks.  
  • Post Race Massage,  
  • Catering van with hot food and drinks.

Good Luck and enjoy the day