Race Background

The Bognor Prom 10K Road Race has been staged every year since 1995, and attracts serious club runners from all over the South of England, as well as individuals and families with no club allegiance. All are equally welcome. It is a major event for Bognor Regis, a day of challenge and personal achievement for runners and a spectacle for the public who line the route.

The 10K race would not be possible without the help of our many sponsors and helpers. Many are acknowledged below, but particular thanks are due to Express Printing who have been closely involved with the event for many years, we would also like to thank Matthews Hanton, Milestones Garage, Extra Mech Services Ltd, J W Sports and Arena Sports Centre all of whom have help and sponsored the Bognor Prom 10K Road Race. Without the support and assistance of our sponsors it would not be possible to run the 10K race in it's community and family friendly format. We are particularly fortunate in Bognor Regis to have the Tone Zone running club, this club is providing more and more support to our Club to enable the Bognor Prom 10K Race to continue in its present family friendly format. So big thank you from us to them and if you do wish to run more than once a year . why not have a look at their site and consider joining up.

We are delighted to welcome CancerWise as our charity partner for 2016 and we hope that the run will raise significant sums of money for this charity as well as other good causes close to the hearts of our runners. At its discretion The Rotary Club of Bognor Hotham may increase monies raised by the runners, through it's top up scheme - full details supplied with race packs. The Club has given away tens of thousands of pounds to charities and good causes from funds raised from this event.

The organizers offer regular training sessions through Road Runners, a small but keen group of runners who meet every Thursday at 7pm at West Park, Bognor Regis. Anyone wishing to join them will be welcome, regardless of ability, just turn up.

The Rotary Club of Bognor Hotham and the Club of Bognor are part of the worldwide organization known as Rotary International. This worldwide fellowship unites men and women in the ideal of service. Both clubs provide most of the 85 marshals needed to manage the road race. Internationally, Rotary has been responsible for raising millions of pounds for such projects as eliminating polio throughout the world, and responding to major emergencies.

The Bognor Prom 10K is a major part of the Rotary Club of Bognor Hotham's annual program of community service and fund-raising.

If you would like to know more about Rotary (we always welcome new members), please contact : Gavin Oclee-Brown - 01243 829065

Help from the following is much appreciated:

  • Art of Dance & Fitness: Warm-up session
  • Arun District Council: Facilitating services
  • Bognor ATC Cadets: Field support
  • Bognor Concert Band: Promenade music
  • Bognor Lions Club: Marshals
  • Bognor Regis Rotary Club: Marshals
  • Bognor Town Council Force: Race support
  • Express Printing Ltd.: Print sponsorship
  • K & M Scaffolding Field staging
  • Milestones Garage Felpham: Race support
  • Nicholas & Co., Jewellers: Race clock sponsors
  • Promenade concessionaires: Course cooperation
  • Raynet: Course communications
  • Sammy Community Transport: Emergency communications centre
  • Southern Water: Facilitating service
  • Spirit FM: Publicity
  • St. John Ambulance: First aid support
  • Sussex Police cadets: Field support
  • Sussex Police, Special Constables & PCSOs: Course supervision
  • Sussex Sport Photography: Race photographer
  • TMS: Field speaker systems
  • Trafeco: Traffic management

Not forgetting all of our volunteer marshals, course doctors, time keeper & referee.

Information for Runners

This is a flat, high-speed course, awarded Silver grading by BARR. It starts by West Park in Aldwick (with extensive free car parking for competitors), follows the Bognor Regis Esplanade, continues through Felpham and returns along the sea front to finish in West Park. Height undulation is less than two metres; water is available at 5.5K and at the finish. A rolling road closure operates where public highways are used. The course is marshaled throughout, allowing for a maximum race time limit of 90 minutes. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal - to be worn with pride!

Toilets are available, but there are no changing or bag storage facilities. The course is regrettably unsuitable for wheelchairs and competitors are not allowed to run with dogs or be accompanied by cyclists or other wheeled carriages. If you run wearing head phones please ensure volume is low enough so that you can hear what is occurring around you.

Chip timing is an established feature of the race. It relies on all competitors bringing their supplied chip with them. Remember- No chip, No time. Chips are disposable - so no need to return them at the end of the race. Every competitor who provides a valid mobile phone number will receive a SMS text of their finishing time. Full results will be posted on:

and in the Bognor Regis Observer.

Entries will be processed in strict order of receipt. No entries will be accepted on the day. You can now enter on line - just click Entries tab of this web site. Race packs will not be sent out until mid March, for postal entries please check your bank account for initial confirmation that your entry has been accepted. For online entries an e mail confirmation will be sent at time of entry. Packs will include full information, a map of the course, directions to the car park, the official sponsorship form, your chip and your race number.

Contact point:
David McManus:

How can you raise funds for charity or good causes?

Use the Rotary Club of Bognor Hotham, Official Sponsorship form that will be sent to you with your race number. You obviously can raise sponsorship for any charity you wish, but if you are undecided why not consider raising funds for our charity partner - CancerWise. CancerWise is an independent cancer support charity based in Chichester. The charity has been in operation for over 25 years. CancerWise offers support to cancer patients and their families, encouraging them to live as well as possible on a day to day basis. CancerWise is a drop in centre offering one to one counseling and a range of complimentary therapies as well as support groups, either cancer specific or social. Approximately 250 people per month access the services of CancerWise, which are funded through donations, community fundraising events and grants. By running for CancerWise you will make a real difference to people living with cancer.

What CancerWise Clients Say

"Probably the most supportive social activity I have ever been to! Everyone is very welcoming and it is wonderful to meet people I don't need to explain things to - they all know and understand! Thank you."

"I am glad I found out about CancerWise. It helped me through my illness and made me more confident in myself. I Hope it is still there for many more years to come."

"CancerWise - An oasis of calm and loving care in a desert of worry, fear and despair!.."

"I particularly liked the way that the Living Well course gave me a sense that I had some control over my illness. I found understanding the science behind cancer so interesting. It all made so much more sense I now understand the why of my actions to support my cancer.."

so if you are able to help by running for them, they would be extremely grateful. If you would like to more about CancerWise please click this link.

By using the Official Sponsorship form and following the procedures The Rotary Club of Bognor Hotham may at it's discretion add up to 25% to the money you raise. Terms and conditions apply see Official Sponsorship form for details.

Two separate Fun Run children's events take place before the main 10K race: 800 metres for 8-11 year olds, and 1500 metres for 12-14 year olds. The £2 entrance fee includes a medal for all finishers. Not a race, these fun runs are for youngsters to enjoy a healthy activity and perhaps raise sponsorship for their school or charity. Both runs take place on the Promenade, the finish is close to West Park. If you would like a Fun Run entry form please just tick the box on the 10K entry link, or call Gavin Oclee-Brown on 01243 829065