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The Rock Hard Coast Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

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Come along to South Milton for this stunning mixed-distance running event. Perfect for runners of all abilities, athletes will be taken on a challenging yet beautiful coastal run which is naturally undulating. Get involved for the epic landscape or for the bespoke finisher's medal.

The Rock Hard Coast Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K routes

The Rock Hard Coast consists of a marathon, half marathon and a 10K. These all take place along the formidable coastal tracks in and around South Milton.

Runners of all races are guaranteed to take in the best parts of the South West Coast Path, with the 10K spanning from South Milton to Hope Cove, the half-marathon speeding along Salcombe's South Sands and the marathon tracking from Aveton Gifford via Bantham.

The courses will be clearly distance marked and well marshalled throughout.

Additionally, there will be a children's race which takes place on the Saturday. The Under-8's race will be 0.5 miles and the 8 - 12 race will be 1 mile.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Fully marked course
  • Chip timing
  • Prizes for all categories
  • Post-run food
  • Unique finisher's medals
  • Well stocked feed stations
Raceday Logistics

Schedule: Saturday 5th

10k -

5k - 11am

Kid's Race 3-7 - 3pm

Kid's Race 8-12 - 4pm
Schedule: Sunday 6th

32 Mile Ultra - 9am

Marathon - 10am

Half Marathon - 10am

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your race begins to ensure there is ample time to complete the registration process.


The Rock Hard Coast forms part of a weekend of epic sporting events, including the Rocky Horror Swim Run.

With something for everyone, this is a great event for all the family and it would be fantastic to see as many supporters come along to this epic corner of the world.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event over the whole weekend?
The main event - Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K will take place on Sunday 6th Sept. However, the kids races take place on Saturday 5th Sept. Camping options are available to purchase from the Wild Running website here:
Is the marathon a new course?
Yes, the marathon has been newly added for this year and joins the popular half and 10K races.
What time are the prize-giving presentations?
The 10K and half marathon prize ceremony will take place at 1230 while the marathon ceremony will happen at 1400.

The Rock Hard Coast Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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We recognise that many of our runners may be new to self navigation events and want to become more confident runners who can dispense with a guide.So we are also offering NNAS navigation courses (for runners or walkers). The spirit of community and camaraderie of the group night runs, has cemented many friendships, since they began. Wild Running Camps aims to replicate the camaraderie of the Thursday night runs. Both the Beginner’s Fell Camps for women in the Lake District and our Wild Running Camp on Dartmoor, involve sharing communal meals in a cosy farmhouse, while our bespoke Scotland Camps can involve sharing a hostel, cottage or a hotel and listening to talks about the local geology and even whisky tasting, upon request. The chance to run on a guided route over a munro is central but by no means the only part of the experience. Last year, our guides learnt a lot about hygge when a large Danish group signed up for our Scotland camp. They were excellent company. Without the group, we are just loan wolfs bound for extinction. The end goal is not to chip away at your 10k time but to enjoy the process of running and hopefully to avoid injuries, in as much as this is possible.



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