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Kings Head Canter 1998 Finish

Race Finish (1998) at East Hoathly


A friendly rural road race, over a point

to point course, starting in one East

Sussex village and finishing in the

neighbouring village.


FREE pint of 1648 Brewing Co. beer or soft drink to

ALL finishers, courtesy of the

Kings Head Pub, East Hoathly, East Sussex.


This year, at 11:00am on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2024, will be the 26th running of the Kings Head Canter 5K, since the first Kings Head Canter 5K took place way back in 1998! In total there have been 5079 runners enjoy the great atmosphere of this well organised event, complete with a free drink at the finish. Click the "Entry Form" tab on the left to ENTER.

The 25th Anniversary Year was celebrated in style in 2023, with many participants from the previous 24 years came back to enjoy the anniversary celebrations. Click the link to read an article on runabc south about last year's race.

The 4980 metre point to point course is a SEAA measured undulating rural course with an overall climb of 20 metres, starting in Chiddingly and finishing in East Hoathly. 

Jog Shop Brighton vouchers and Kings Head Canter unique trophies for first three finishers in the following categories: Male, Female, and Over 40 Age Graded. (Age Graded %. Click here to find out more about the Age Graded % )

Village Team Event. There is a 3 person team competition for people that either live, work or play in East Hoathly. Teams can be made from: an East Hoathly street, a club or business team, or simply a team of friends and family. No matter what age, the result is calculated using Age Graded %.

The Kings Head Canter 5K is organised by the East Hoathly and Halland Carnival Society. Any money raised from the race is used to help organise the spectacular Carnival that takes place in November each year. An event well worth attending!

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Photos from the EH&HCS Carnival (Thanks to 'Jimmy the Snaps' for the photos).