Runners to make a dash in memory of Alex

The annual Alex Hall Memorial Fund 5K race will take place along Bexhill seafront on Sunday February 19.

Saturday, 21st January 2017, 12:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 10:03 pm
Runners set off at the start of the 2016 Alex Hall Memorial Fund 5k race including Alex's daughter Victoria (number 1) and son Alex (number 3)

The family-friendly event will start at 10am from near Bexhill Sailing Club and it will finish in the same place. There will also be junior races over 500m, 1km and 2km, starting at 9.30am.

The cost is £5 for adults of affiliated running club and £7 for the unattached, and £2 for juniors. There will be medals for all finishers, and additional medals for the top three men, women and juniors.

All proceeds will go to the Alex Hall Memorial Fund, which aims to develop and encourage young children in sport. The funds have also provided the town with potentially lifesaving defibrillators.

Online entry can be made at For more information, email [email protected] or call 07895 182400.

Alex was a much-loved and respected Bexhill resident who was a very active member of Bexhill Runners (now Bexhill Runners & Triathletes, running many events in club colours at home and abroad).

He tragically died of a heart attack in February 2012 while out running with a fellow club member on Bexhill seafront. His death shocked, saddened and affected the Bexhill community, especially his fellow BRT members and his colleagues at the coastal office/Rother District Council.

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