The popular run in Peacehaven, East Sussex – voted one of the UK’s top ten races by Runner’s World Magazine – has consistently sold out every year.

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Mince pie 10

The popular Seaford Striders annual running event, usually welcomes the festive season by taking place in December. This 10 mile running event is for runners of all abilities, starting in Peacehaven and is organised by The Seaford Striders and our members, in recent years the race limit on runners has been reached well before the race day, so to avoid disappointment please book your place in as early as possible.


This is an annual event organised by Seaford Striders during the month of December.

The decision was made to reluctantly cancel the December 2020 event due to Covid-19 but we look forward to returning this December 2021, fitter, stronger and raring to go. 


The race start is at the race headquarters Peacehaven Leisure Centre, Greenwich Way, Peacehaven, BN10 8BB.

The course

The course is 10miles long, undulating, with a testing hill at around 6miles. It is approximately 6miles off road on farm tracks and bridleways, while the remaining 4miles are on reasonably quiet roads. With so much of the course off road, and given the time of year, the course can be fairly muddy.

The course is well marked and marshalled. There are large scale course maps on-line and at Race HQ and we always provide a sweeper on a bike to follow the last person to finish.


Results from the last two years are available here from our race management company, Nice Work https://www.nice-work.org.uk/races/the-mince-pie-10-mile/2018

Results from previous years are also available  http://www.seafordstriders.org.uk/Newsite/mince-pie-results-from-previous-years/

Why Join a Running Club?

There are many benefits to joining a running club here just a few reasons:

Meet like-minded people

Make lots of friends with people you already have running in common with and you can talk with people who understand your running interest/obsession! (blistered feet and all!)

Improve your running

You will always find someone who can run a little faster than you to be able to chase after. Organised sessions with interval training are designed to push you a little bit each week.

Support & Motivation

You will not only have your own personal bunch of cheerleaders but those days when you lack motivation become alot easier when there are others going out and getting it done and encouraging you. Just knowing other people will be there can make all the difference in lacing up your shoes and getting out that door!

Sometimes the best runs come on days you didn’t feel like running.