LUNDY ISLAND – A completely new and unique Trail running experience

We’ve all heard of it and most of us know where it is, roughly. But very few of us have run over it and nobody has ever raced on it.

This is what makes the Lundy Race the most unique Trail running experience we have created so far. Fourteen (ish) miles of pristine, wildlife encrusted tracks tended by the Landmark Trust are open for us to run, walk and crawl. Whichever way you do it, you will visit all 3 lighthouses traversing the undulating eastern and western clifftops, cling to the precipitous slopes and run along the central spine of the island (as well as a few side tracks). You will definitely discover this beautiful and rugged island in all its glorious entirety, on foot and at your own pace.


Precipitous Single Track along the east coast.

Northern Lighthouse. (Checkpoint 2)

Central ‘Granite’ Trail

Southern Lighthouse

Jetty with the M.S Oldenburg Raceboat

We’ve procured the MS Oldenburg to get you to the island ship-shape relaxed and ready to go. The boat will take 250 runners. So when it is full, so is the race (unless you travel on the scheduled service the day before and stay longer).

When is it ?

Sunday July 8th 2018

The Lundy ‘Raceboat’ will depart Ilfracombe harbour at 9am and arrive at Lundy at 11am

Race start time 12:30pm

‘Raceboat’ will depart Lundy at 6pm and arrive Ilfracombe at 8pm.

Please note that the Boat is solely for runners entered in The Lundy Island Race

Raceboat is full to the maximum of 250 runners. However, a Waiting List is now in operation due to the high demand for entries.

The only way to directly enter the race is to make your own way to and from the island on the scheduled service and book the Without Raceboat option. This will mean an overnight stay on the island in a campsite or renting a cottage on the island. 

Raceboat entries – Should the ferry be cancelled for reasons outside our control we will refund 40% of the entry fee by way of a goodwill gesture. If  you decide you wish to withdraw from the race, we will refund 40% of the entry fee by way of a goodwill gesture until 8th June 2018. Due to administrative costs we are unable to refund the entire sum.

Non Raceboat entries – please refer to the Terms and Conditions as there are no refunds or deferrals but names can be amended on the SiEntries system up to a fortnight prior to Raceday.

On the Island

Upon arrival you will walk up to race HQ in the village (approx. 15 minutes) to register and collect race number and Lundy Island Race t-shirt. Registration will at the Marisco Tavern on the village green. This is also the start and finish of the race and also the first Aid Station.

After the race you will have time to visit the myriad of historic monuments (if you’ve got anything left in your legs?), go down to a beach for a swim or just chill out in the village and have a drink and food at the Marisco Tavern or browse in the Island shop.

Each entrant will receive a Day Return Trip to the island aboard the MS Oldenburg, an event t-shirt and every finisher will receive the much coveted Lundy Island Race medal.

The race will be fully marked and marshalled with first aid on course and at race HQ. Fully stocked Aid Stations at start location (1.5 mile, 7.5 miles) and at the North Light at 11.25 miles


Map of the Lundy Island Race route (PDF opens in a new window).

For more details contact

The race is run under England Athletics rules and Permit 1861 is issued by the Trail Running Association.

The LUNDY ISLAND RACE is proudly sponsored by INOV-8.COM