Runners at the Littlehampton 10 k

Residents and visitor information

Littlehampton 10k has been a firm favourite in the running calendar for 20 years, bringing thousands of visitors to Littlehampton every year. In 2022 Littlehampton 10k raised an incredible £50,000 for local children's hospice care.

Frequently asked questions
This year, we're back on Sunday 10 September and will once again welcome hundreds of runners to Littlehampton all aiming to achieve more than ever before. Read below for all information about the route, road closures and how you can get involved.

Starting and finishing on the seafront, participants will take in colourful beach huts, award-winning architecture – and the UK’s longest bench!

The 2023 route will take runners round the south west area of Littlehampton, along the sea front, around Mewsbrook Park and around the east side of Rustington.

The route takes place on closed roads.

All road closures have been authorised by West Sussex County Council and permission given for the event to take place from Arun District Council.

For the safety of the residents and visitors to Littlehampton, as well as the participants, volunteers and staff involved road closures come into effect at 9am on Sunday 10 September.

Roads within the event footprint will be closed from 9am to 11:30am


All roads within the event foot print will be closed and will have no access to traffic. Roads included are

  • B2140 Sea Road
  • B2140 South Terrace – From the junction with B2140 Sea Road along to St Catherine’s Road
  • St Catherine’s Road
  • Beach Road
  • Fitzalan Road – From the junction with Banjo Road to Maltravers
  • Maltravers Way
  • St Winefrides Road
  • St Augustine Road
  • Irvine Road – From the junction with Sea Road along to St Augustine
  • Selbourne Road – From the junction with Fitzalan Road along to St Augustine Road
  • Granville Road – From the junction with Fitzalan Road along to Selbourne Road
  • Hendon Ave
  • Harsford Road
  • Holmes Lane – from the junction with Harsfold Lane along to B2140 Sea Lane
  • B2140 Sea Lane – South from the junction with Holmes Lane

Road closures will be manned by a team of volunteers and a traffic management company. When it is time for the closure to come into effect, a road ahead closed sign will be placed in the road. All the time that the sign is in place, no moving traffic is allowed on the road.

The ONLY vehicles that are permitted on the route are blue light emergency vehicles. All the emergency services have been informed that the Littlehampton 10k is happening.

Due to the nature of the event, large sections of the route have to be closed at the same time for the safety of everyone involved. This may mean that there maybe be periods of time when there are no runners on the road.

If you are not moving your vehicle between 9am and 11:30am on Sunday 10 September, then your car is fine to stay parked on the road. If you need to travel in your car at the time of the road closure then you will need to find somewhere else to park before the event.

The road closures will be in place meaning that you will have to find alternative parking to your original plan. There will be diversions in place to direct you away from the closed roads.

  • All residents who are directly affected by a road closure have been posted a letter with all the information.
  • All local businesses have been contacted about the event and informed of the closures
  • Advanced warning signs have been erected in Littlehampton 2 weeks before event day
  • Local radio stations have been sent the details and asked to report the closures in traffic updates on event weekend

Yes of course you can! We are so proud to host this event in Littlehampton, and the more you can get involved and encourage the runners will only add to the atmosphere of a great event day!

If you are interested in being part of the team on event day, have a look at all the volunteer opportunities and you still have time to sign up to take part! (Registration closes 3 September)

We would like to remind you that it is a driving offence to disobey a road closure, and you can be prosecuted if you fail to do so.

Volunteers and traffic management marshals are part of this event to keep everyone involved safe and to make sure that everyone has a wonderful Sunday morning. Please treat them with respect and understanding.

Thank you for your understanding