Big Dipper Coastal Trail Races – Saturday 30th September

Big Dipper Coastal Trail Races – Saturday 30th September

BIG Dipper Coastal Trail Races

The BIG Dipper is back, BIGGER and better than ever. A pureTrail Coastal race with an added Little Dipper Relay and, we believe, the toughest Marathon in the UK, THE MEGA DIPPER.


Entries open from April 28th 2017 …………………………… SI-ENTRIES-ONLINE


The BIG Dipper has a massive 1,452 of ascent in 16.5 miles (26.4km) following the South West Coast Path from Sidmouth to Beer running along the spectacularly flat pebbled beach section at Branscombe and up the famous ‘Stairway to Heaven’. The return is via extremely torturous section of the trail.

The Little Dipper is only little in name as it has a gargantuan 1,313m ascent in just 12.4 miles (19.84km) and is a Relay for two runners. Its Sidmouth to Branscombe and then Branscombe to Sidmouth! It’s the toughest section of the BIG Dipper and a few steps short of a 10k for each runner.

The MEGA Dipper combines the BIG Dipper and the Little Dipper races and has a total ascent of 2,765 metres!!

These races are far from easy. They’re a serious challenge. The Dipper goes up, then it goes down, then it goes back up again!

The 3 (Plymouth) Musketeers!

Male and Female winners 2016

Are you Dipping In or will you Dip Out?

Fully marked routes
Marshalled by runners for runners
Well stocked aid stations
Chip Timing
Bespoke Medals
Shower and changing facilities
Licensed Bar

Bespoke Event T-Shirts available to purchase through the SiEntries application process

Start times
09:00 MEGA Dipper (9 hours to complete)
11:00 Little Dipper Relay
11:00 BIG Dipper (7 hours to complete)

Bespoke trophies provided for winners and runners-up of the BIG and MEGA Dipper, plus prizes for Age Category winners. Little Dipper Relay winners and runners-up will receive prizes.

Join us in the licensed bar of the Sidmouth Sailing Club for food, drink and the presentation after the race.

Race held under Trail Running Association guidelines.

Sorry no dogs allowed on the course with competitiors.

All enquiries regarding the race to

Entries open 28th April 2017 SI-ENTRIES-ONLINE