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Tiger Beetle 10K

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This 10K takes you around the stunning Ainsdale Sands National Nature Reserve. The mixed-terrain route includes trail paths with sandy and muddy sections. Come and take part in this event which helps preserve the habitat of the Northern Dune Tiger Beetle.

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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Tiger Beetle 10K routes

The undulating course has mixed terrain, with trail, sand, and mud sections. The 10K route is measured out and takes you around the stunning setting of the Ainsdale Sands National Nature Reserve. The course is at times challenging, but runners of all abilities are welcome to take part. There are signposts marking out the Route throughout, and there will be a feed station at the 5K mark.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Unique Tiger Beetle medal for all finishers
  • Free Tech t-shirt
  • Chip timing including live results
  • Free unlimited online photo downloads
  • Food and drink station after 5K

Prizes:

  • Cash Prizes for Top 3 Male/Female Finishers (fund depends on number of entries)
  • Gift Prize for Overall Vet Male/Female
  • Gift Prize for Overall Male/Female Running Clubs (based on 3 fastest runners)
Raceday Logistics

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

The car park will be located at Shoreside Primary School, which is a 10 minute signposted walk from the Registration/Start Area.

Timings:

There are 3 waves to choose between when you enter.

  • 10:00am: Blue Bands wave Starts
  • 11:30am: Red Bands wave Starts
  • 13:00pm: Yellow Bands wave Starts
  • 15:30pm: Prize Giving by the Finish Area

Please Note that there is a cut off time for each wave after 2 Hours.

Kit List

The trail route has sandy and muddy sections and is an undulating course so you should wear appropriate clothing, including running shoes/trainers with good grip.

FAQs

Where can I leave my Baggage?

At the Start/Finish area, there will be a bag drop area. Please remember to label your bags clearly with your race and name number. You leave your bags at your own risk.

Are there Toilets?

At the carpark of Shoreside CP School there are toilets, and there will be portable toilets available at the start/finish area.

Can I wear headphones?

Yes, headphones are permitted.

What is a Tiger Beetle?

Tiger Beetles are insects found in many areas of Europe, but in the UK it can only be found in coastal sites in Lancashire and Cumbria. Look out for these attractive insects, which are mainly dark red on their body, but with a greenish sheen and yellow/white stripes on the wing cases. They can be recognised by their long legs, large eyes, and long curved mandibles.

Tiger Beetle 10K weather forecast

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 12mph

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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