Race The Light

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Returning by popular demand for a 5th consecutive year, is OuterEdge Events' awesome Race the Light. Do you have what it takes to complete the 8.5 mile trail run before it gets dark? There's only one way to find out! Come and get your hands on a bespoke Race the Light medal.
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8.5 Mile Race the Light
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Calendar
Sat, 28 Jan 2023
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LocationPin
Mothecombe, United Kingdom
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Star
4.9
(58 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Mothecombe, Plymouth PL8 1LB, UK
Start times
Sat, 28 Jan 2023
8.5 Mile Race the Light:
3:30pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Race The Light
8.5 Mile Race the Light
Distance
8.5mi
£28.00 - £30.00
Route information
Starting at the slipway on Coastguards Beach, this 8.5 mile run will take you along shadowy estuarine trails, meandering through the private Flete Estate. With a double crossing of the River Erme, it's not only a race against light but also the tide! You will then finish with a mighty uphill climb to the Schoolhouse Devon Restaurant, high above the water.
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What's included
  • A crepuscular, twilighty 8.5-mile race around the shadowy tracks and trails of the privately owned Flete Estate in the delicious South Hams.
  • Double crossing of the Erme estuary - possibly dark on the return leg!
  • Bespoke Race the Light finisher's medal.
  • 8.5 miles of stunning trails
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How to get there
Mothecombe, Plymouth PL8 1LB, UK
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Event day logistics
15:30 Race the Light starts
*Timings are subject to a change 15-20 minutes depending on weather and tidal conditions.
You should arrive 45 minutes before the start of the race to ensure time to register and warm up.
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 17 or older on race day.
Backpack
Kit List
  • Head torch
  • Trail shoes - bear in mind you will get wet feet from the off!
FAQs
Are there medals at the Race the Light?
Yes all finishers will receive a bespoke medal upon completion of the run.
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Will I get wet at the Race the Light?
Yes, you will be crossing the estuary twice and so you will get wet.
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Where does the Race the Light start?
The race will begin at the bottom of the slipway on Coastguards Beach.
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Reviews
4.9
58 reviews
steve
5.0
Did the race in 2023
great course, fab staff, love the location :)
graham
5.0
Did the race in 2023
Brilliant, really enjoyed the event.
paul
5.0
Did the race in 2023
Impeccable organisation and marshaling as always. Don't do much running but enjoy it all the same
tara
5.0
Did the race in 2023
This is my second race the light. I love this race so much! The windy narrow paths in the woods, the steep hill sections, the lovely down hills, the sploshy muddy puddles and the out and back over the water! It's just got everything! Amazing sunsets too if you're lucky :D
pete
5.0
Did the race in 2023
A terrific race, well organised! Almost perfect conditions for it
faith
4.7
Did the race in 2023
Anther really fantastic event.
antony
5.0
Did the race in 2023
Excellent and a really challenging course. Thoroughly enjoyed it
rachel
5.0
Did the race in 2023
Super lovely event. Friendly organisers and runners alike. Really great course, well marked, and nicely challenging in places. Loved wading through the water at the start and finish, even when the Marshall tricked us into thinking it was super deep by kneeling in the water 🤣🤣
sam
5.0
Did the race in 2023
The course was stunning, I expected a simple out and back so the fact that the return was actually a slightly different route with some great little hills was great!
jenny
5.0
Did the race in 2023
Really nice route, well marked with the added unique bonus of crossing an estuary. Would definitely look to do again or another by the same organisers.
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