Tsunami Ocean Trails

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Tackle your next adventure with some of the toughest trails in the South West in this grueling but rewarding trail series. A perfect challenge for trail running fanatics, choose from a selection of challenges to push yourself to your limits, and have your breath taken away by the Cornish coastline.
Ultra Marathon, Marathon, 16 Mile, and 2 more
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Fri, 17 Jun 2022 - Sat, 18 Jun 2022
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The Wharf, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The Castle Bude, The Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG, UK
Start times
Sat, 18 Jun 2022
Ultra Marathon:
7:00am |
9:00am |
16 Mile:
10:45am |
7.5 Mile:
Fri, 17 Jun 2022
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Tsunami Ocean Trails
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7.5 Mile
£26.00 - £34.00
16 Mile
£38.00 - £48.00
£48.00 - £58.00
Ultra Marathon
£58.00 - £70.00
Route information
The longest day will be the start of the TSUNAMI 24, the longest and toughest race to date with 75 miles, 5,270m of ascent, and 24 hours max. TSUNAMI 24 starts on Friday night, the longest day of the year, and finishes at Castle Bude on Saturday.
On Saturday, the iconic Clovelly Harbour will start the marathon –  uphill on the cobblestones through the village to reach the Coast Path, to finish on the lawns of Castle Bude, taking in almost 2,000m of ascent along the route.
The Ultra adds another 10 miles of serious fun, the 16 mile race includes the toughest, most vertiginous section from Hartland Quay onwards, with the 7.5 mile race giving a short sharp introduction to the coastal hills, starting from the village of Morwenstow.
These races are undoubtedly some of the toughest trail running challenges in the South West. Due to the nature of the terrain, wild and isolated (no towns or villages along the route), they will also prove to be the most rewarding.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Fully marked and marshalled route
  • Well-stocked checkpoints
  • First aid
  • TSUNAMI 24 and Ultra finishers receive 5 and 3 ITRA points respectively.
How to get there
The Castle Bude, The Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG, UK
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By Car
If travelling by car please follow directions to the following location: The Castle Bude, The Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG, UK
Bus Transfer
  • Bus transport to start of each race from Castle Bude
Event day logistics
19:00 Tsunami 24 starts
07:00 Ultra starts
09:00 Marathon starts
10:45 Hartland Quay starts
12:30 7.5 mile starts
First Aid
First aid will be available throughout the course and at HQ.
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pureTRAIL running events have been created by two experienced, passionate, South Devon based Trail and Ultra Distance runners, located on the southern fringes of Dartmoor. We believe that roads are for cars, not runners, so we keep road use to an absolute minimum in our attempt to create the ultimate Trail running experience. We believe that the events should be for runners, not organisers, so we spend our time meticulously planning the routes, and organising simple, pleasurable races over Southern Britain’s last wild place, Dartmoor. We aim to bring experienced and novice Trail runners into the natural Dartmoor environment by offering Trail races varying in distances of between 10 and 100 miles. From the short, sharp, explosive ‘Volcano Race’ of 10 ‘Moorish’ miles with nearly 1800ft of climb, to the Ultra Trail of Dartmoor.. the Dartmoor 100′, a circumnavigation of Dartmoor. The Ultimate test of endurance in Southern England.
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What to bring
  • Capacity to carry 1 litre of water and collapsible cup or spare bottle
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Long-sleeve top
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors and Medical Director
  • Emergency food
  • ‘Foil’ survival blanket
  • Trail shoes
  • 2 working head torches, plus a spare set of batteries
  • Capacity to carry 1 litre of water and collapsible cup or spare bottle
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors and Medical Director
  • Emergency food
  • ‘Foil’ survival blanket
  • Trail shoes
  • Collapsible cup or bottle with 250ml minimum capacity
  • Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors and Medical Director
Is there a service that can take my bags fat the Tsunami Ocean Trails?
Yes, for all races but the 7 mile race, you can organise for the bus transfer on the day to take your bags back to the start/finish line.
I'm a little nervous that I will lose the trail, will the Tsunami Ocean Trails be well marked?
Yes, coloured markers will be set up all the way along the route. Especially after intersections, there will be signage posted to ensure that runners stay on the right track. South West Coast Path acorn symbols will also help guide you through the race. You should not have to look too far ahead to see the marked route.
Are there bus transports available at the Tsunami Ocean Trails?
Yes, there are bus transports for varying prices for all the races except the Tsunami 24.
19 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
Ben H
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2019
I can't speak highly enough of the whole event. Mark and Steve were fantastic communicators prior to the race and the race itself showcased their skills still further - the stunning course, really brilliant volunteers (thank you!!!) and the midsummer timing made for a memorable run. The concept and variety of race distances were brilliant and the vibe that the organisers and volunteers created will live on! The weather was about as perfect as it gets and it looks like that is becoming the tradition for this highly recommended event. If you are looking for a challenging course and some of the most beautiful scenery I have come across in the UK then you MUST consider this race.
Mel K
Did the Marathon in 2019
WOW! this was such a fantastic event! Absolutely stunning route...breathtaking viewsthe whole way. A tough marathon but worth every minute, I loved it! Support, organisation and feed stations were spot on, I now crave watermelon on every run! Fab event!
Natasha Parrott
Did the 16 Mile in 2019
This was by far the most difficult race ever. I absolutely loved it. Stunning views, great atmosphere between All runners, medics were great and the food stations were a welcome break with a great choice. Loved it so much, I'm back to do the marathon next year. If you never do another race then do this one. Train with the respect this course deserves. You get a great tan as well as dirty legs!!
Pete B
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2019
A great event, really well organised with great logistics! The course was incredibly picturesque but challenging with an ‘undulating’ second half.
Did the 7.5 Mile in 2019
I loved it , amazing scenery and good support & great atmosphere ! I would def recommend it to others and would do it again.
Tim T
Did the TSUNAMI 24 in 2019
The first year of the Tsunami 24 and i think it was a great success!This was my first Ultra over 40 miles and first through the night too.I absolutely loved it from start to finish, we were treated to perfect weather conditions and the course was well marked, with incredible aid stations along the way. The volunteers who were out there all night were amazing and made it that much easier too.You get so much variation of terrain through the whole course from woodland to narrow coastal paths, fields and steep hillside climbs it has it all! To go from daylight to darkness and back and over the many many ups and downs, Tsunami 24 is my favourite ultra to date!See you next year!
Did the Marathon in 2019
Hard ”You need to be strong enought” course! I love it, as my wife love it too! What suppries; Hills are really steep!
Jon H
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2019
I’m training for UTMB CCC and this was an excellent event with plenty of vert. Good course with clear markings and a brilliant finish in Bude, greeted with a happy smiley welcome. Would I do it again or recommend then 100% yes!
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2019
The organisation was awesome and the event staff brilliant. Very tough course and they provided loads of encouragement and guidance along the way.
Ian w
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2019
Absolutely brilliant event thats really well organised, cannot fault anything at all and many thanks to everyone involved, really good fun but bloody hard (someone told me it was brutal and I was nuts before hand and I laughed!)
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Recent Questions
Molly I
Is there a certain time you have to finish within? I’ve never ran a marathon before but have been doing 10kms in lockdown below 50 mins. Just a little concerned I may not be fast enough? Thanks :)
Stephy Dennis
Hey Molly. Just to let you know that you have from 9am until 7pm to complete the marathon so you will be absolutely fine :-)

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