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Beach Race - May

2 races scheduled · 500 participants · Sun 2nd May 2021 · Bournemouth
COVID Plan
Safety measures in place ·
£24.50 - £97.65Free injury protection
About this event

This event gives runners a chance to run along Bournemouth Beach, dodge the beachgoers & enjoy promenading along the famous Bournemouth shoreline. This sand-covered course features groynes to make the run even more unique.

Raceday details
Your organiser

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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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Apr 30 2021

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Water at the finish
  • Event T-shirt
  • Chip-timed event
  • Marshalled event
5k
8:30am Sun 2nd May 2021

Run 5km

£24.50 - £75.95
10k
8:30am Sun 2nd May 2021

Run 10km

£29.00 - £97.65
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What people think
5.0
2 reviews
Steve
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
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!!… read more
Andrea
Star
5.0
Did 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" … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What happens if I want a refund or to cancel my entry to the Beach Race - May?
Please read the event organisers terms for cancellation and refunds here https://entry.challenging.events/cancel/ and https://entry.challenging.events/terms/… read more
FAQ
Can I run with my dog at the Beach Race - May?
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.… read more
FAQ
Can I run with my friend at the Beach Race - May?
Yes, absolutely. However please do be considerate and follow government guidelines when competing.… read more
Route description
Route description

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

10k

  • Ben Saunders 37:22 (Male/2018)
  • Mel Varvel 45:26 (Female/2018)

5k

  • Alexandre CREMIEUX-TRIVES 19:02 (Male/2019)
  • Vicki Dibdin 23:06 (Female/2018)
Steve
Star
5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
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!!
Andrea
Star
5.0
Did 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"
5.0
2 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

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.

Volunteers

Volunteers are a crucial part of the success of these events. All volunteers will receive a free race entry to one of Challenging Events other events.

Please visit https://beachrace.co.uk/event/page/1/ to register your interest.

How to get there

Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, UK

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Accommodation

There is plenty of accommodation in Bournemouth for runners wanting to make a day of it.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What happens if I want a refund or to cancel my entry to the Beach Race - May?
Please read the event organisers terms for cancellation and refunds here https://entry.challenging.events/cancel/ and https://entry.challenging.events/terms/
FAQ
Can I run with my dog at the Beach Race - May?
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
FAQ
Can I run with my friend at the Beach Race - May?
Yes, absolutely. However please do be considerate and follow government guidelines when competing.
FAQ
Do I need to wear a face mask at the Beach Race - May?
While you don't have to wear one while you run, please do bring and wear one when registering for the event.
FAQ
Is the Beach Race - May 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.
FAQ
What is the refund protection option at the Beach Race - May?
Please visit https://documents.bookingprotect.com/CEL/p/TKT/eng/Termsandconditionsv3.pdf to see a the full list of ways Refund Protection can help.
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