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Tiger Beetle 10K

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This is a measured 10K route around the beautiful Ainsdale Sands National Nature Reserve. The route is undulating with mixed terrain including trail, sand and mud. Suitable for all abilities with a 2 hour cut-off.

The race will be split into waves, choose your wave on entry so you can run with family and friends.

Review summary

5
3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

B

Beverly N
"My first ever trail and on sand too,really hard so much more than I thought and..."

M

M Dickinson
"This was only my 2nd 10K and it's made me want to do more! The event organisers..."

M

Maggie C
"From online entry to publishing of results, this was a very well run event. The..."
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How to enter the Tiger Beetle 10K

  1. 10K Wave 1

    Run 10km
    £22–£24
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  2. 10K Wave 2

    Run 10km
    £22–£24
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  3. 10K Wave 3

    Run 10km
    £22–£24
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  4. 10K Canicross Wave

    Run 10km
    £22–£24
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Tiger Beetle 10K routes

The route is undulating with mixed terrain including trail, sand and mud.

The route is fully signposted and marked out.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Bespoke beetle medal
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Tech t-shirt
  • Chip timing with live results
  • Free unlimited photo downloads
Raceday Logistics

Please note that entrants must be 15 or over on race day.

Registration:

Registration will take place near the start/finish line. Follow the signs to the start area from Shoreside Primary School (carpark) to:

Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR, 2 West End Lodge, Pinfold Lane, Ainsdale, Merseyside PR8 3QW

Please be aware there is a 10 minute walk from the carpark to the start area.

Timings:

The race will be split into 3 waves so you have a choice on entry to run at:

10am (Blue Bands)
11:30am (Red Bands)
13:00pm (Yellow Bands)

Prize Fund:

Top 3 Male/Female Based on chip time at the end of all wave finishes (£TBC)

Overall Vet Male/Female – Gift 35/40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75

Overall Male/Female Clubs (top 3 runners to count) – Gift

Prize giving will take place at the stage area on the finish line at 15:30

Feed Stations:

A feed station will be at the 5K mark, with water and sweets.

Baggage Drop:

Bag drop is available at the start/finish area – please label your bags.

Toilets:

Portable toilets will be placed at the start/finish area; there will also be toilet facilities at the carpark at Shoreside CP School.

Kit List
    Suitable running clothing for the trails and terrain is advised.
FAQs
    Can I wear headphones?

    Yes, headphones are permitted.

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Tiger Beetle 10K weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Tiger Beetle 10K reviews (3)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    M Dickinson

    Did the 10K Wave 1 in 2019

    This was only my 2nd 10K and it's made me want to do more! The event organisers and helpers were all so friendly and helpful and the course itself was absolutely brilliant and even though it pushed me to the limit, I'm already looking forward to next year. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying this part of the coast and an inspired idea to hold the event here, as the extra footfall can only help remobilise the dune habitat and help maintain the bare sand that the Northern Dune Tiger Beetle depends on. That brings me on to the medals and T-shirts - both inspired and what great way to raise awareness of the Tiger Beetle. My time, as a beginner, wasn't outstanding, but it was a PB and it was really lovely to get the positive comments from the organisers at the finish line. I've never seen so many totally exhausted people looking so happy - well done!
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    Maggie C

    Did the 10K Wave 2 in 2019

    From online entry to publishing of results, this was a very well run event. The course was interesting and challenging on varied terrain. We had been pre-warned that it was a long way from parking to registration / start, so we were prepared and got to Formby early. The medal was great quality and distinctive.
  • Did the 10K Wave 1 in 2019

    My first ever trail and on sand too,really hard so much more than I thought and running on sand for me was impossible but I thoroughly enjoyed it,need a lot more training though!
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