Run to the Sea Bournemouth 2023

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Discover the stunning forest trails and coastal paths that separate Moors Valley from Bournemouth on this scenic 50k point-to-point run. Despite the ultra distance, the multi-terrain course is beautifully flat and framed with breathtaking views, perfect for beginners and pros alike!
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7:30am Sat 14th Oct 2023
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Ashley Heath, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Moors Valley, Horton Rd, Ashley Heath, Ringwood BH24 2ET, UK
Start times
7:30am Sat 14th Oct 2023
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Run to the Sea Bournemouth 2023
Route information
Distance: 50k
Terrain: Multi (trails & roads)
Elevation: Mostly flat
Route Type: Point-to-point
Starting out at Moors Valley Country Park, runners will enjoy Castleman Trailway's firm woodland trails until 27k. From 27k until the finish line, the course features a variety of terrain including gravel, pavement and sand.
What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal & Momento
  • Free race photos
  • Medical support
  • UTMB qualifying race
  • Fully signed race
  • 4 feed stations
  • Option to have your own food delivered to feed station 3 & 4
How to get there
Moors Valley, Horton Rd, Ashley Heath, Ringwood BH24 2ET, UK
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Participants can opt to purchase pre-event bus tickets for an extra £6. This service will shuttle athletes from Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth to Moors Valley Country Park. Bus times will be pre-allocated according to start times. All information regarding the shuttle service will be sent out before race day.
Event day logistics
Times subject to change
06:45 - 07:45 Race registration
07:30 - 08:00 Staggered start
17:00 Final cut-off time
Final start times will be confirmed at least one week before race day. Approach the start area 10 mins before your start time and the start line team will call you forward.
Race Packs
Registration and race pack collection will start at 6:45am at Moors Valley Country Park.
Bag Drop
A bag drop van will be stationed right next to the start line. Your race number will have a tear-off baggage label on the bottom – you must label any bags that are dropped off with this.
Aid Stations
There will be four aid stations on the course, spread approximately 10k apart. It is mandatory to visit each checkpoint, regardless of whether you require water/ food. Athletes may have their own personal nutrition delivered to checkpoints 3 & 4 ahead of time by dropping it in the designated box at the starting line - this is a FREE service. PLEASE NOTE: Personal nutrition must be dropped off by 7:45am.
Cut-Off Times
The cut-off time for this event is 9 hours from the latest start time at 8am. This means the earlier you start, the more time you get. Each checkpoint will have its own cut-off time and athletes will be required to retire if they fall behind this time.
Age Requirements
All participants must be 20 years of age or older on race day.
There will be toilets available at the start and finish lines as well as at numerous points on the course.
Can I wear headphones at Run the Sea Bournemouth?
Organisers politely request that you do not use in-ear headphones for your own safety.
Is Run the Sea Bournemouth beginner friendly?
This course is almost entirely flat trails - perfect for beginners!
Will there be toilets available on the Run the Sea Bournemouth course?
There will be toilets available at the start and finish lines as well as at numerous points on course.
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