Bournemouth Beach Race - October
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See if you can beat the tide in this water-front run along Bournemouth Beach. This sand-covered course features groynes to make this challenge even more unique. Take home a bespoke finisher’s medal and t-shirt to commemorate your achievement.
10k, and 5k
Sun, 23 Oct 2022
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Based on location and reviews
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, UK
Sun, 23 Oct 2022
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.
- Finisher's medal
- Event T-shirt
- Chip-timed results
- Water at the finish line
- Marshalled course
How to get there
Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, UKGet full directions
Bournemouth station is the closest train station to the start location, situated 1.1 miles away, which should take roughly 25 minutes to walk. Alternatively, ride the number 13 bus (towards Wimborne Minster), alighting at Bournemouth Station (Stand 1), which will take you right by the start.
There are plenty of Pay & Display car parks in the surrounding Bournemouth area. Please arrive early, allowing time to find alternative car parking spaces if it is busy.
There is plenty of accommodation in Bournemouth for runners wanting to make a day of it.
Event day logistics
08:30 Event starts
*Please arrive early, allowing enough time to register, attach your race number and warm up.
The minimum age of entry is 7 years old, however children (under 18) must be supervised by a parent or adult who is also participating.
Groups of 4 people may enter this event and run together. Please select a group ticket when purchasing.
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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.
What happens if I want a refund or to cancel my entry to the Beach Race - October?
Please read the event organisers terms for cancellation and refunds here https://entry.challenging.events/cancel/ and https://entry.challenging.events/terms/
Can I run with my dog at the Beach Race - October?
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
Can I run with my friend at the Beach Race - October?
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 - October?
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 - October 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.
Great little event, ran the Winter event too, will definitely sign up for Winter 2019! Beautiful scenery, everything was well organised and went without a hitch! Straight in the sea for a swim after, perfect!!
5.0Did the 10k in 2019
Only been running just over a year, now 52 and love it for mental and physical wellbeing "my friend made me do this" boom x fabulous medal and top "winner"
Did the 10k in 2019
I am not going to be able to take part. can I cancel or defer to next year
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Our customer support team should be able to help you defer you place if you ping them an email to email@example.com
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