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Tsunami Ocean Trails

5 races scheduled · 200 participants · Fri 18th Jun 2021 · The Wharf
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£26.00 - £102.00Free injury protection
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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.

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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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How to enter

Tickets available until Sat Jun 19 2021

What's included:

  • Bespoke 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. Marathon expects to receive 2 ITRA points.

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Ultra Marathon
7:00am Sat 19th Jun 2021

Run 37mi

£58.00 - £70.00
Marathon
9:00am Sat 19th Jun 2021

Run 26.2mi

£48.00 - £58.00
16 Mile
10:45am Sat 19th Jun 2021

Run 16mi

£38.00 - £48.00
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4.9
19 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
Ben H
Star
5.0
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.… read more
Mel K
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5.0
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! … read more
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!! … read more
Frequently asked questions
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. … read more
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.… read more
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

Westward Ho! to Bude (Ultra Marathon)
Clovelly to Bude (Marathon)
Hartland Quay to Bude (16 Mile)
Morwenstow to Bude (7.5 Mile)

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 miler 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.

The routes are all fully marked using yellow, pink or orange flags, red and white/yellow tape and yellow/white directional signs. After all intersections/junctions, the route will be confirmed so look for tape and/or directional arrows. South West Coast Path acorn symbols will also be your guide through your race. You should not have to look too far ahead to see the marked route.

The full route will be checked a few hours before the start of the races and route maps are online at: www.puretrail.uk/tsunami

Ben H
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5.0
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
Star
5.0
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!
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
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5.0
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.
Annabeln
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5.0
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
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5.0
Did the TSUNAMI 24 in 2019
The first year of the Tsunami 24 and i think it was a great success!<br />This was my first Ultra over 40 miles and first through the night too.<br />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.<br />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! <br />To go from daylight to darkness and back and over the many many ups and downs, Tsunami 24 is my favourite ultra to date!<br />See you next year!
Mika
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5.0
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
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4.3
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!
Robert
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5.0
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
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5.0
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!)
Stuart L
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4.7
Did the 7.5 Mile in 2019
This stretch of the North Devon/Cornwall coast path is not for the fainthearted trail runner and certainly a bit of a baptism of fire for the first timmer. There are many river valleys along even the 7.5 mile route and climbing and descending are a given and happen on a very regular basis. The path is narrow in places and overtaking can be tough but rewards await those that venture on the Tsunami. The scenery is second to none and the location of the aid stations is well thought out making it a tough but doable challenge. Conquering the Tsunami irrespective of what distance you do certainly proves your credentials as a cost path trail runner and someone who does not mind putting in the effort to do some serious hill climbing. Doing a recce of some of the descents and climbs especially around Duck Pool if you are venturing out for the first time on the coast path is well worth doing if you are able, just so you know what you are letting yourself in for:-). If you are considering the Tsunami but are not quite sure if you should do it, definitely do, the organisation from Pure Trails is good, the organisation on the day and ahead of the event is solid and the run itself is simply awesome. OK, so I live in Bude so I am totally biased but I run the path regularly and in lots of other places and it does not come much better than this.
Lou L
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4.7
Did the 7.5 Mile in 2019
What goes up, and up and up eventually goes down, and up again!<br />Tough race but extremely well organised and great route marking. High priority on safety of runners with mandatory kit requirement. Just the right amount of updates emails.<br />Ran with my dad and sister - great day out with a bit of running :o)
James B
Star
5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
Fantastic event, well organised, fantastic volunteers at aid stations, beautiful and brutal route, I'm going back next year for more!
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2019
Beautiful route well organised Stunning area Prepare for a lot of steep hills and steps If you like a tough challenge with stunning views enter this
SimonD
Star
5.0
Did the Marathon in 2018
Fantastic Event. A real challenge but well worth it. Lots of ups and downs, plus the best scenery North Cornwall has to offer. Great atmosphere and organization.
Colleen
Star
4.0
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2019
Very challenging route, great support from marshals at aid stations, but these could be better stocked.
Stephen M
Star
5.0
Did the 16 Mile in 2019
Was a great very hot day, beautiful course across the North Devon/Cornwall coast. All the drinks stations were well stocked with very friendly and encouraging people.<br />Thanks Steve
Andrew
Star
5.0
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2019
The Race was a spectacular event. organisation amazing, plenty of check points, all well stocked. Friendly crown and totally amazing scenery...
Cathryn B
Star
5.0
Did the 7.5 Mile in 2019
Fantastic event with great views. Event crew were friendly and helpful. Especially the sweeper that helped get me through to the finish line
4.9
19 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
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Logistics and schedule

Registration is at Castle Bude, where you collect your race number, safety pins etc. Bus transport leaves to the start locations at the times below.

Tsunami 24

Friday

17:30-18:30 – Registration at Castle Bude
19:00 – Start from Castle Bude

GPS trackers will be provided at registration and will be attached to your backpack.

Aid Stations/Cutoffs:

7 – Morwenstow
12 – Welcombe Mouth; CREW ACCESS ONLY (beware the unkept road)
19 – Hartland Point
26.5 – Clovelly
32.5 – Peppercombe (BAG DROP but NO crew access)
37.5 – Westward Ho! CUTOFF (liquid only and halfway turn around); must leave aid station by 06:00 Saturday
42.5 – Peppercombe (BAG DROP but NO crew access)
48.5 – Clovelly CUTOFF must leave aid station by 10:00 Saturday
56 – Hartland Point (closes 10:00 Saturday)
58.5 – Hartland Quay (opens 10:00 Saturday)
62.5 – Welcombe Mouth (liquid only) – beware of the unkept road
68 – Morwenstow CUTOFF, must leave by 16:30 Saturday
71.5 – Sandymouth
75 – Bude FINISH; CUTOFF 19:00 Saturday

Each Tsunami 24 runner may have a ‘CREW’ assisting along the route but pacers/running with an entrant is not allowed and the entrant will be disqualified.

Crew can access all locations above except Peppercombe. Please note that Hartland Point, Hartland Quay and Sandymouth are privately-owned land and a charge is payable for access.

Ultra Marathon

Westward Ho! (Seafield Carpark, Merley Road – EX39 1JU)

05:00 Registration
05:45 Bus transport leaves
07:00 Start

Aid Stations/Cutoffs

5 – Peppercombe (liquid only)
11 – Clovelly CUTOFF, must leave aid station by 10:00
21 – Hartland Quay CUTOFF, must leave aid station by 13:30
25 – Welcombe Mouth
30.5 – Morwenstow CUTOFF, must leave aid station by 16:30
34 – Sandymouth
37.5 – Finish; CUTOFF 19:00 at Castle Bude

Marathon

07:00 Registration
07:45 Bus transport leaves
09:00 Start from Clovelly Harbour (EX39 5TF)

The bus will drop you off at the car park at the top of the hill, near the Visitor Centre (EX39 5TL) at approximately 08:20 for you to walk down to the harbour. A metal-barred door to the right hand side of the visitor centre will be open for runners to go through, down to the private village of Clovelly. (Visitor centre will not be open.)

Aid Stations/Cutoffs

10 - Hartland Quay
14 – Welcombe Mouth
19.5 – Morwenstow CUTOFF, must leave aid station by 16:30
23 – Sandymouth
26.5 – Bude FINISH/CUTOFF, must leave aid station by 19:00

16 Mile

08:00 Registration
09:30 Bus transport leaves to the start
10:45 Start from Hartland Quay ‘Observation Deck Carpark’ (EX39 6DB)

Aid Stations/Cutoffs

4 – Welcombe Mouth
8.5 – Morwenstow
13 – Sandymouth CUTOFF, must leave aid station before 16:30
16.5 – Castle Bude Finish/CUTOFF 19:00

7.5 Mile

10:00 Registration opens
11:15 Bus leaves
12:30 Start from Morwenstow (EX23 9SR)

There is no provision to return bags to the finish line as the coach will not be returning there.

Aid Stations/Cutoffs

4.5 – Sandymouth CUTOFF, must leave aid station before 16:30
7.5 – Finish/CUTOFF 19:00 at Castle Bude

Spectators

A great place to watch runners is at Clovelly Harbour, watching the marathon runners start up the cobbled steps.

At the top of the hill, the ultra runners will approach their aid station at mile 10.5. Due to limited access around this coast, Hartland Quay is a great location to see the 16 Mile start and for all the other runners coming through to their aid station.

Other locations are Sandymouth, Welcombe Mouth and Morwenstow (diversion inland). Morwenstow has a lovely tearoom next door to the aid station.

Supporters should keep their dogs under close control at all times but must realise the route goes out onto narrow paths and cliff edges.

How to get there

The Castle Bude, The Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG, UK

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Address: The Castle Bude, The Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG, UK

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
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