Grounded Events launches Seasonal Series 10k events

Grounded Events, organiser of Brighton Marathon Weekend and Brighton Trail Weekend, has launched Seasonal Series, a trail running event that will take place within the grounds of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens in East Sussex.

Following the success of the inaugural Brighton Trail Weekend in June 2022, Grounded Events inviting people to register their interest for the pilot of its new trail event, Seasonal Series. Set to take place on September 18, it will offer people an exclusive opportunity to run or walk a 10km trail route.

As part of their experience, participants will also be able to explore the venue after crossing their finish line, with free access to the gardens and discounted access for their friends and family.

Adam Streeter, general manager of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, said: “We are delighted to welcome the trail runners to Leonardslee for a unique running experience in beautiful grounds. It will be challenging and offer wonderful views of the lakes and ancient woodlands. There are tea rooms and shops on the estate and runners can visit our website to see the full range of facilities.”

With seven beautiful lakes, as well as flora & fauna that change dramatically through the seasons, Leonardslee is the perfect backdrop for the planned Seasonal Series of four x 10km events, which will take place across the year. Groudned Events hopes to launch the series in its entirety following feedback from the pilot event, which will help to develop the format and ensure the best experience for participants and their supporters.

Tom Naylor, managing director of Grounded Events, said: “Following a difficult few years for events and a decline in people attending live events, it is overwhelming to receive such a positive response to the pilot of Seasonal Series. As someone who has run all my life, this venue offers a running experience like no other and I can’t wait for runners and walkers to join us this September. This pilot will be an exciting opportunity for runners and walkers to help us shape the event and offer more beautiful trails throughout spring, summer, autumn, and winter at Leonardslee in 2023.”