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Race The Tide

Sun 19th May 2019
3 The Dr, Holbeton, Plymouth PL8 1LY, UK

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In the glorious private setting of the Flete Estate, Holbeton, Devon (PL81LW) we are hosting a Long marathon/Baby Ultra-Marathon distance race, its actually 29.5 miles. It involves 2 estuary crossings at Burgh Island and the Erme Estuary before finishing in the pretty village of Holbeton.

Courses are now designed so you can expect a lovely mix of private footpaths, coastal path, bridle paths, country fields and Woodland. However, the marathon incorporates the South West Coast Path on both sides of the estuary including a beach section at Bigbury-on-Sea and a run across the causeway to the privately owned Burgh Island.

On marked paths to the west of the island, we take you up to the top of the island, you descend and cross the causeway to continue the South West Coast Path further westwards climbing some awesome hills before racing the tide at Wonwell beach, across the estuary and running across Mothecombe beach. You then follow a circular route, continuing on the South West Coast Path for a few miles and on to the village to finish to pick up your well earned medal.

Distances in this event

  1. Long Marathon=Ultra!

    Run 28.5mi
    9:45am Sun 19th May 2019
    £46–£48
    Tickets available
  2. Long Half marathon

    Run 16mi
    12:30pm Sun 19th May 2019
    £34–£36
    Tickets available
  3. Woodland Trail

    Run 8.5km
    12:30pm Sun 19th May 2019
    £23–£25
    Tickets available
Course Maps
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Overview

Now in its 3rd year, Race the Tide is in the glorious setting of the Flete Estate, Mothecombe, Devon we are hosting 3 races that cater for runners of all distances.

To Race The Tide successfully you need to run at an average of 4mph.

What’s Included

7 aid stations with combinations of peanuts, biscuits, jellied sweets, fruit, water and coke will be located at approximate 3.2, 6.8, 9.8, 15.3, 20, 22.6 and 26 miles.

All 3 races will have a bespoke medal for every finisher and a Race The Tide event t-shirt can be purchased via the online entry system at anytime.

Course Details

The total marathon distance is now 28.5 miles. Total ascent is 1,240 metres.

Courses are now designed so you can expect a lovely mix of private footpaths, coastal path, bridle paths, country fields and Woodland. However, the marathon incorporates the South West Coast Path on both sides of the estuary including a beach section at Bigbury-on-Sea and a run across the causeway to the privately owned Burgh Island.

On marked paths to the west of the island, we take you up to the top of the island, you descend and cross the causeway to continue the South West Coast Path further westwards climbing some awesome hills before racing the tide at Wonwell beach, across the estuary and running across Mothecombe beach. You then follow a circular route, continuing on the South West Coast Path for a few miles and on to the village to finish to pick up your well earned medal.

The 15.5 mile, long half-marathon, primarily beautiful Woodland trails with the tranquility of the estuary in close proximity, for the first 7 miles and then across the estuary. It may only be 7 miles until the crossing but there is still a tide to race because the start time of 12:30pm gives you exactly 2 hours to reach the Crossing area, and an aid station. This is based on running at 4mph and there are only a few hills prior to this and once over the estuary you join the South West Coast Path that involve some typical coastal path ascents. Then you continue inland to bridlepaths and footpaths and back into the Woodland on the Flete Estate. The total ascent is approximately 613 metres. It is not an elitist race and we hope to cater for all speeds of runner.

The 8.5 mile Woodland Trail also includes a crossing of the estuary. The route is primarily 2 beautiful woodlands areas on both sides of the estuary. The start time is 12:30pm. A Race The Tide event medal will waiting for you at the finish. An aid station will be at 3.2 and 7.3 miles with water, coke and some snacks. Total ascent 242m.

Raceday Logistics

provisional Start times:-

9:30am - LONG Marathon

12:30pm - LONG Half-Marathon

12:30pm - Woodland Trail

All courses will be fully marked, marshalled by runners and have well stocked aid stations.

First Aid on course and at HQ.

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Dogs are not permitted with runners during the race.

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