Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the race take place?

The Focus 10K takes place at Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP.
Is there free parking? Parking is free. However, we are grateful for any donations to Chailey Heritage Foundation on the day.
What time does the race start? The race village will open at 8:30am for all runners and spectators. The Mini Mile starts at 9:30am while the 10K, 5K begin at 10am. Please allow enough time for registration. The race village closes at 2pm.
Do I need to raise money for charity?

The Focus 10K is a fundraising event for Chailey Heritage Foundation, all funds raised will support children and young people with complex disabilities. We  therefore ask you to show your support by raising at least £20 when you take part (or £10 for our Mini Mile runners).  You can either make a donation yourself when you buy your ticket using the ‘Optional donation to Chailey Heritage Foundation’, or you can raise sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues by setting up a Just Giving page. (It’s really easy to do and we are here to help if you need it!) 
We will also be offering some exciting incentives for fundraising. 

What facilities are available?

Our race village has everything you need before and after the race. There will be toilets, hot and cold drinks on sale, some well-earned nourishing food plus male and female changing facilities before and after the run. 

Are spectators welcome?

Absolutely! Please come and cheer on your friends and relatives and soak up the atmosphere in our race village.

Where can I buy t-shirts? T-shirts are available when you purchase a ticket. You can do this by clicking here. We will have limited numbers available to buy on the day.
Who is the event supported by?

Chailey Heritage Foundation are very grateful to headline sponsors Focus Group, event sponsors E3 Events for producing the event and Borde Hill Garden for the use of their spectacular grounds. Thanks also to Gemini Print and Batcheller Monkhouse. 

Do I need to bring water? 

Water will be available on tap, but you will need to bring a bottle or cup. Souvenir Chailey Heritage Foundation bottles will be available to buy on the day.

There will be three water points:- 

  • One in the Race Village
  • One at the 2.5km mark of the course
  • One at 5km mark (for those doing 10K, which is two laps).

The water containers at the water stops have taps, and we will also be filling jugs from them to reduce any queues.

If you think you might need water during the race we recommend you fill up your bottle in the Race Village before the race starts. We will do everything we can to keep people moving quickly at the water stops on the route but if you don’t want to slow down please ensure you have water with you or wait until the finish to quench your thirst.

Can I change my race distance?  You can change your distance but you will only be eligible for chip timing for that race if you let us know in advance (this can be up to 15 min before the race starts). No refunds will be given. If you want to up your distance a premium of £8 will be payable. 
If you change your distance during the race your chip time may not represent this and you will not be eligible for any prizes.  

Please note that by entering this event you agree to the terms and conditions.  Please ensure that you read these and that you share this link with other participants if you are registering them on their behalf.

For more details about the event, visit our website call the team on 01825 724 752 or email We’ll be here every step of the way to help.

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