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How to enter the Race The Tide
- Run 28.5mi
- Run 15.5mi
- Run 8.5mi
Race The Tide routes
This award-winning marathon includes running along Bigbury beach and across the causeway to Burgh Island, made famous by Agatha Christie as she wrote two books while staying on the island.
Distance: 28.5 Miles
On marked paths to the west of Burgh Island, you will be taken up to the top of the island, before descending and crossing the causeway to continue the South West Coast Path further westwards. Here you will climb some striking hills before racing the tide at Wonwell Beach, crossing the estuary and running across Mothecombe Beach.
Finally, you then follow a circular route, continuing on the South West Coast Path for a few miles and on to the village to finish and pick up your well deserved medal.
Long Half Marathon:
The 15.5 mile course tracks along woodland trails, running adjacent to the senic estuary for the first 7 miles.
The start time of 2:20pm gives you exactly 2 hours to reach the crossing area, and an aid station. This is based on running at 4mph and there are only a few hills prior to this, and once over the estuary you join the South West Coast Path that involves some typical coastal path ascents.
From here, continue inland to bridlepaths and footpaths, and back into the woodland on the Flete Estate. The total ascent is approximately 613m. It is not an elitist race and we hope to cater for all speeds of runner.
8.5 Mile Woodland Trail:
The 8.5 Mile trail also includes a crossing of the estuary. The route is primarily two beautiful woodland areas on both sides of the estuary. The start time is 2:20pm. A Race The Tide event medal will be waiting for you at the finish. An aid station will be at 3.2 and 7.3 miles with water, coke and some snacks. Total ascent: 242m.
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Race The Tide weather forecast
Windy in the afternoon.
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