We are grateful to all our sponsors for their support and enthusiasm for this event.

Curious Brewery

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The Curious Brewery was established in 2011, and opened its state of the art brewing facility in Ashford, Kent, in 2019. Its dedication to making exceptional beers and ciders has been rewarded with a Gold award for its Curious Brew lager at the 2019 World Beer Awards and being named Brewery of the Year at the prestigious International Beer Challenge.

Curious Beers and Ciders are available at the Tap Room & Restaurant at the Brewery in Ashford, Kent, as well as many great pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK but we’re delighted to say that every runner in the Rye Ancient Trails can look forward to a free beer!



Knoops are experts in the craft of creating the perfect drinking chocolate. The Knoops concept is unique as it’s based around a carefully curated chocolate percentage menu of around 22 chocolates, ranging from 28% white to 100% extra dark real chocolate flakes. This means that there is a type of chocolate to suit every taste, whether in a milkshake, iced chocolate, hot chocolate or mocha. They encourage experimentation too, with flavours, herbs and spices on hand to help customers really make their chocolate drink their own. They call this process ‘Knoopology‘. Many a local runner’s journey ends at Knoops for a chocolatey refuelling! Thanks to Knoops for their support of the race.


T8 gear is built for the worst conditions that Hong Kong can dish out – category T8 typhoons and sweltering heat. And now it’s available in the UK, too. Their run-specific underwear is fast becoming a classic. Check out the range at T8.run #T8run

Thanks to T8 for supplying gift vouchers to winning runners in the Rye Ancient Trails races.

Rye Cookshop

Rye Cookshop opened in the town’s high street in September 2016 and is a true cook’s emporium, stocking everything from pots and pans to tableware, knives, utensils, gadgets and glasses. There’s a strong local flavour (check out the Rye mugs and ‘map of Rye’ tea towels) and a wide range of environmentally friendly kitchen items such as bees wax food-wraps and rice husk travel cups. Fittingly, Rye Cookshop’s sponsorship of the Rye Ancient Trails race has helped us minimise our use of plastics, including the replacement of single-use plastic cups with Vegware alternatives.

Wideye Natural Skin & Body Care

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Wideye opened in Rye in 2015, and has since expanded to Bournemouth, Brighton and Tenterden. The brand creates gender neutral, natural skincare for face and body along with ethical beauty products. The Rye store, located on the high street not far from the town’s famous Landgate arch, also houses a beautiful spa treatment room where you can choose from a range of therapies using their signature scents and formulas. Thanks to Wideye who have provided vouchers for leading runners.

Running Forever

FB_grey_on_white (1)Running Forever brings together the passion, expertise and experience of runners Sam Murphy and Jeff Pyrah. Both UKA qualified coaches, the couple have extensive experience in working with individuals (remotely and face-to-face) and groups to help runners get faster and further, with fewer injuries, greater fulfilment and more fun. Alongside the Rye Ancient Trails race, they organise running retreats and mini adventures in and around East Sussex.

Drink & Feed Station Supporters:

We want the race to showcase the best Rye and villages has to offer. We aim to provide local produce at the drink and feed stations thanks to the generosity of local businesses.