All entrants for Sussex County athletics events must have a Sussex County Qualification. This requires birth in the county or residence. Residence requires nine months continuous residence in the county immediately prior to the date of competition. (See Rule 9 of UKA Rules for Competition.)
Attendance at the University of Sussex or any Further Education establishment does not qualify an athlete to compete in the County Championships, unless they have a birth or residential qualification.
County Qualification for Sussex Championship Road Races
Each year one 10k and one half marathon road race in the county is nominated to be the County Championship race, and Sussex medals awarded in addition to any normal race medals and awards. To be entered into the County Champs the Sussex Qualification box should be ticked (or online equivalent) when entering the race, subject to eligibility (above). Also the entrant's England Athletics registration number should be quoted.