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Beat the Bore

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Challenging one of natures amazing natural phenomenon, a tidal wave on the river Severn. The Severn has one of the largest tides in the world, which creates the famous Severn Bore

How to enter the Beat the Bore

  1. Beat the Bore (Night Race) (min age 16 yrs)

    Run 12.8km
    Event passed
  2. Beat the Bore (Day Race) (min age 16 yrs)

    Run 12.8km
    Event passed
  3. Beat the Bore (Night Race + Day race) (min age 16 yrs)

    Run 12.8km
    Event passed

Beat the Bore routes

Starting from Hollow Farm, Elmore, this route takes you inland and away from the Severn river into Hockley Woods and up to Hockley Hill, the highest point of the race at 180ft (55m) at the 1 mile mark.

This is the only hill in the event, apart from a slight, sticky muddy track just past Poolpits Woods (2 miles). After a descent round Monks Hill, the run crosses Longney Road, and heads for the river bank at 3 miles.Now the race really starts as the Bore is already on it’s way and will be chasing you upstream, past Waterend to Hill Farm (4 miles) and to the Shark (5 miles). The Bore will be getting faster as you attempt to go past Elmore Back on your way to the finish at Weir Green.

Event Details

What’s Included
    Rustic Riverside Handmade Wooden Medal to all finishers
    (different ribbon if you beat the bore!)
    Limited edition Beat the Bore Mug
    Hot drinks & Bacon Roll included
    (vegetarian option available)
    Awards 1st, 2nd & 3rd Lady & Man
Raceday Logistics

Distance: 12.8Km (7.9M)

Trails: 100% Road: 0%

Total Ascent: 68m (223 ft)

Lowest: 5m (16ft) at 3 miles

Highest: 55m (180ft) at 0.5 miles

Kit List

This is a initially undulating and then riverside trail Race in late winter/early spring so please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the terrain and weather conditions. Although we will advise of the weather conditions expected a few days, this is only a forecast and things change. Therefore, please check the day before


All spectators welcome!


Previous Medical Conditions -

If you have a known medical condition not declared upon event application or a change in a previous condition that you feel may affect you during this event, then you are advised to inform us as organisers of this change/addition.

Before you leave home -

We want you to have a great running experience, however, if you feel unwell before the start please seek medical advice, do not take part or or if you still wish to take part then please check your fitness and look at for information and advice related to running events.

Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive, park and register. The last thing you want on event morning is to panic because you are running late (pun intended). We would suggest one hour before your event start time.

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Beat the Bore weather forecast

Possible light rain in the afternoon.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 10mph

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