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

The George in Rye


The George is Rye’s oldest coaching inn, dating back to 1575. It has occupied its current location on the high street since 1719 – from where it has welcomed no less than three King Georges! The hotel was gradually added to up until the Regency period, and comprises a series of interconnecting buildings surrounding a central courtyard. Renovated by its current owners in 2004, The George has been transformed into one of the most stylish hideaways on the south coast while losing none of its rich heritage. It remains a focal point of the town and plays a key role in hosting and supporting community events.


Altra is a US running shoe compalogo_2 (1)ny that was created to help runners learn and experience the benefits of proper low-impact form with footwear that didn’t disrupt it. Altra shoes – for road and trail – are all ‘zero drop’, which means that they do not have an elevated heel but still provide cushioning. Placing the heel and forefoot the same distance above the ground helps align feet, back and body posture for less impact and greater stability while the foot-shaped toe box allows the toes to spread naturally. Many Rye Runners enjoy wearing Altras for these reasons. The male and female winners of the Rye Ancient Trails 30k will win a pair of Altra shoes of their choice.


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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.



The Three Legs Brewing Company


Three Legs is a small batch craft beer microbrewery based in Broad Oak, East Sussex. The immensely popular brewery tap (open Thurday-Saturday) draws locals and visitors in for fresh beer, handpicked wines, cheese and charcuterie while the on-site shop caters for takeaways in bottles, cans and reusable flagons. The Three Legs Brewing Company is kindly providing beer for all finishers of the Rye Ancient Trails races.

Wideye Natural Skin & Body Care

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Wideye opened in Rye in 2015, and has since expanded to Bournemouth and Brighton. 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 regular workshops, running retreats, mini adventures and guided runs in and around East Sussex.

Drink & Feed Station Supporters:

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

  • The Bell, Iden are providing homemade biltong for the Iden aid station – www.thebelliniden.com.
  • Will’s Bakery Café, Northiam are providing bread & butter pudding for the Northiam aid station.