The Big Dipper – Saturday 30th September

The Big Dipper – Saturday 30th September

The BIG DIPPER will be back in 2017 and it will be even bigger and even tougher.

Date is set for 30th September 2017. Details to be provided as soon as we can.


Entries open this Spring for 2017…………………………… SI-ENTRIES-ONLINE



The Big Dipper is the first PureTrail Coastal race and possibly the toughest yet, with over 1km of vertical ascent.

The race follows the South West Coast Path from Sidmouth to Beer and returns via an extremely torturous section of the trail.

It’s not easy. It’s a serious challenge. The Dipper goes up, then it goes down, then it goes up again.

It’s 16 long vertiginous coastal miles including a spectacularly flat pebbled beach section.

Are you Dipping In or will you Dip Out?

Challenge t-shirt provided by SWCP. Bespoke t-shirt, medal and memento provided by PureTrail Running Events.

Start time in Sidmouth 11:00am

Fully marked and marshalled course including a fully stocked aid station at Branscombe, approximately 6 and 10 miles.

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, Permit number 604. Permission from the South West Coast Path Association and the land owners.

Sorry no dogs allowed on the course with competitiors.

All enquiries regarding the race to