LUNDY ISLAND – A completely new and unique Trail running experience


***** We had hoped this moment would not come but we have made a decision to postpone this special event. With the Lundy Island ferry limited in numbers due to covid-19 social distancing rules, we are unable to provide the event.

It may have been optimistic, but we were hoping for some good fortune with the current situation. Sadly this hasn’t occurred. We’re aware that some of you may be disappointed and others may well be relieved… Emails have been sent to Raceboat and non-Raceboat entrants with further information, including the new date, Sunday 18th July 2021. 

We love the Lundy Island race weekend more than anyone, but we will all have to wait to enjoy the experience.

We have a few places available and we are currently offering them to those on the Waiting List from last year.

Mark andS  Race Directors ****

Results for Lundy Island Race 2019

Video of the 2018 race courtesy of Michelle Blackmore

Facebook event page Lundy Island Race 2019

The NON-Raceboat option is now closed…

PRIOR TO ENTERING WE ADVISE YOU READ THIS PAGE AND THE ENTRY PAGE IN FULL BEFORE CONFIRMING YOUR ENTRY. Please see below for details of the non-Raceboat entry details (you have to make your own way to the island as our Raceboat is full). The link for the RACE ONLY ENTRY is Non-Raceboat Entry

Lundy Island Race 2021 Facebook Event Page

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 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 the North lighthouse 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 chartered 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.

When is it ?

Sunday 18th July 2021.

** PLEASE NOTE THE RACEBOAT OPTION SOLD OUT IN UNDER AN HOUR for 2019 and 33 minutes for 2021 (2020 event postponed due to covid-19) **

The Lundy ‘Raceboat’ will leave Ilfracombe harbour at 9am to arrive at 11am. The time for leaving Lundy Island is 6:00pm and anticipated arrival 8:00pm back at Ilfracombe harbour. Race start time approximately 12:15pm.*

*Times may vary from that published

Please note that the Boat is solely for runners entered in The Lundy Island Race and has a maximum of 250 runners.

The only other way to directly enter the race is to make your own way to and from the island on the scheduled service and book the NON-Raceboat option.

Non-Raceboat entry will appear here later today….

This will mean staying for a mini-break on the island in a campsite or renting one of 20+ cottages on the island or arranging a separate boat to the island on the day.


No name transfers allowed on the Raceboat entry.

Should the ferry be cancelled for reasons outside our control we will refund 40% of the entry fee by way of a goodwill gesture.

Competitor Withdrawal Policy

We will refund 75% of the entry fee by way of a goodwill gesture until 31st December 2020, the refund will be 50% if you decide to withdraw from the race, up until 30th June 2021. No refunds will be provided after 30th June 2021.

LUNDY ISLAND – non-Raceboat entries

All entry fees are non-refundable, however name changes are allowed up to 30th June 2021, online via the entry system.

On the Island

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

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 both ends of the island, including the North Lighthouse.


2021 Lundy Island Map – will differ slightly to that below but the directions of the 3 separate loops remain.

Distance was 13.5 miles for 2019 and a similar distance is planned for 2020.

MANDATORY KIT-LIST is required :-

– Capacity to carry 250ml of water (cups will not be provided by pureTrail)
– Whistle
– Trail shoes
– Head cover (buff/cap/hat)
– Waterproof jacket

Failure to bring the required kit-list could result in not starting the race or disqualification.

The Race Director’s decision is final.

For more details contact relating to any aspect of the Lundy Island Race please email

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