Bournemouth Beach Race

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£22.00 - £85.00Free injury protection
This event gives runners a chance to run along Bournemouth Beach dodging the beachgoers & enjoy promenading along the famous Bournemouth shoreline. This sand-covered course features groynes to manoeuvre, making the run even more unique.
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Where and when
Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, UK
Start times
Sun 15th May 2022
8:30am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Bournemouth Beach Race
£22.00 - £75.95
£25.00 - £85.00
Route information
Both distances start and finish on the east side of the pier and head along the Bournemouth shoreline up to Boscombe.
The low tide provides a good hard packed sand to run on . There are a number of groynes serving as man-made obstacles you will have to negotiate. Most are no more than 2 to 3 feet high and can be jumped or stepped over.
Course Records
  • Ben Saunders 37:22 (Male/2018)
  • Mel Varvel 45:26 (Female/2018)
  • Alexandre CREMIEUX-TRIVES 19:02 (Male/2019)
  • Vicki Dibdin 23:06 (Female/2018)
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Water at the finish
  • Event T-shirt
  • Chip-timed event
  • Marshalled event
How to get there
Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, UK
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There is plenty of accommodation in Bournemouth for runners wanting to make a day of it.
Event day logistics
08:30 Event starts
Exact timings will be communicated to entrants closer to the event date. All runners will be socially distanced and be set off in groups from 08:30.
Age Requirements
The minimum age of entry is 7 years old, however children must be supervised by a parent or adult who is also participating.
Group Entry
Groups of 4 people can enter this event and run together. Please select a group ticket when purchasing.
Entrants are welcome to run with their dogs, but please ensure they are wearing a suitable harness and lead.
Challenging Events Login
With your sign up for this event, you'll be able to login to the Challenging events portal where you can see further details about the event. Be sure to use the same email address you used when entering on Let's Do This. A race briefing document and video will be uploaded 10-7 days before the event day.
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Challenging Events
Challenging Events is an event management company based in Southampton, Hampshire. We host events such as Running, Mountain Biking, Triathlon, Duathlons, Aquathlons, Long Swims and Beach Racing along the South Coast.
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What happens if I want a refund or to cancel my entry to the Beach Race?
Please read the event organisers terms for cancellation and refunds here and
Can I run with my dog at the Beach Race?
Absolutely! Dogs are more than welcome to join you but please ensure they are properly harnessed and have a lead.
Can I run with my friend at the Beach Race?
Yes, absolutely. However please do be considerate and follow government guidelines when competing.
Do I need to wear a face mask at the Beach Race?
While you don't have to wear one while you run, please do bring and wear one when registering for the event.
Is the Beach Race chip-timed?
Chip-timing is not guaranteed, however if chip-timing cannot happen, alternative measures will be in place to ensure a time is captured.
How can I find more information about the Beach Race?
Be sure to refer back to this event page for information regarding this event. 1-2 weeks before event day, you'll receive further information from the event organiser via email. You can also log on to the Challenging Events portal using the same email address you used when entering the event.
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£22.00 - £85.00Free injury protection

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