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Are you shore? - Coastal Series 3

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Come on out for an endurance event for the ages. With two options runners can either commit to a Marathon or set their own targets with the 6 Hour Challenge. Lace up those shoes and get on down to Brightlingsea to earn your finisher's medal.
6 Hour Challenge, and Marathon
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Sat 7th Aug 2021
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Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Marsh Farm House, Stoney Ln, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7, UK, UK
Start times
9:30am |
6 Hour Challenge:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Are you shore? - Coastal Series 3
6 Hour Challenge
Route information
This is the third event in a series of 4 coastal races taking place this year. Each race will earn you a bespoke medal with a coastal theme, and can be used as a coaster or something similar if the ribbon is removed, or of course added to your proud collection.
The race itself takes place on a traffic-free, undulating trail course. Runners will complete laps of a 10.55k loop, and there will be an aid station at the start/finish point, so runners can refuel as often as they wish and there is no need to carry any kit. This gives runners a brilliant opportunity to take on a distance they haven't completed before. 2 laps will complete a half marathon, 4 laps a marathon and any more than that and the clock is your only limit!
But don't be put off by the long time limit, runners can rest as much as they wish between laps and refuel as often as they need. The fuel stations will be equipped with flapjacks, sweet things, fruit, and nuts, and also water and squash. But you can also leave your own items there if you have more individual requirements.
Coastal Series
This is the third race in a series of 4 beautiful coastal races. The other 3 awesome events are also listed on Let's Do This:
Are you shore? - Coastal Series 3 (this page)
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Aid stations
  • Parking
  • Toilets
How to get there
Marsh Farm House, Stoney Ln, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7, UK, UK
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By Car
Brightlingsea is situated on the east coast of England, south of Colchester and can be accessed from the B1029.
There is ample parking on the roadside along Promenade Way, but also in public car parks located on Promenade Way: Promenade Way Car Park & Western Promenade Grass Car Park.
By Train
Alresford Station is approximately 5 miles from the event venue.
Event day logistics
09:30 Races Starts
15:30 6 Hour Challenge Ends
Please arrive early, allowing plenty of time to park, register and get ready for your race.
Age Requirements
Runners must be at least 18 years old to enter either of the races.
In order to reduce plastic waste this is a Cupless event. Drinks will be provided at the aid station but you will need to bring your own drinking vessel to be refilled. You will be able to purchase a Hydrapak Speedcup at registration on race day.
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Hare & Tortoise Running
It's our aim to provide premier running events throughout Essex and the South East for all abilities. ​ Between us, we have accumulated more years running than we like to count and participate in as many races as we think we can get away with (either to stay injury-free or just to keep the family harmony)! ​ We think that this gives a really good idea about what makes for great running events and our aim is to provide awesome events with runners always at the heart of what we do. ​ We also recognise the enormous benefits of running for general well-being and mental health and want to encourage participation at every ability and for any age. For this reason, we have set up a running group to operate within the Run Together initiative.
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Will there be parking at the Are you Shore - Coastal Series Race 3?
Yes, there will be plenty of roadside parking along Promenade Way.
Will there be toilets or changing facilities at the Are you Shore - Coastal Series Race 3?
Yes, there are toilets near Bateman's Cafe on the West Promenade.
Can I leave my own food at the aid stations at the Are you Shore - Coastal Series Race 3?
There will be food and drink provided at the aid stations, but you are welcome to leave your own food and drink at the aid stations.
Do I have to run for the whole 6 hours at the Are you Shore - Coastal Series Race 3?
No, you don't have to run for the whole 6 hours, you can stop as often as you wish.
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