A TRIO OF CREPUSCULAR WINTER TRAIL RACES
Our original Race The Light will be back in Mothecombe on the Erme Estuary for a 4th consecutive year, and this time joined by two other Nightfall Races, one from the banks of the River Dart at the River Dart Country Park and another high above the Tamar Valley, with the event centre at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Morwellham Quay.
MOTHECOMBE (Erme estuary) Saturday 8th January 2022
The original Race The Light. 8.5 miles of shadowy estuarine trails, meandering through the privately owned Flete Estate. There’s a double crossing of the River Erme estuary so it’s a race against the light.. and the tide. So wet feet from the off!
The start time for the race is 3pm (subject to change of 15-20 minutes depending on weather and tidal conditions on Raceday).
The race starts and finishes at the SchoolhouseDevon restaurant, high above the estuary, then downhill to the river crossing before heading into the Flete Estate. The race finishes with a second crossing of the estuary before a steep uphill ascent to the finish.
Each finisher will receive a bespoke Race The Light (Mothecombe maroon) medal.
RACE 2. RIVER DART (River Dart Country Park). January event cancelled due to Covid restrictions **NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED**
A brand new race location on the banks of the River Dart. In essence its a fast and hilly woodland 6-miler, rising high through the pines to Galant le Bower, following forestry tracks and trails before finishing Riverside in the Country Park.
Race Start Time to be confirmed..
Bespoke Race The Light (River Dart blue) medal to all finishers.
RACE 3. TAMAR VALLEY (Morwellham Quay) Saturday 20th November 2021
Our third race of the new Winter Nightfall Series, and the most vertiginous by far.
6.5 miles in total, starting riverside at Morwellham Quay, the initial ascent is eye-watering. The Tamar trails are by nature steep and unforgiving. But RTL Tamar Valley is as quirky as they come.. there’s even a section of rail track to run along back to the finish. So no chance of getting lost.. even in the dark!
Race Start Time to be confirmed (approximately 3pm)
Bespoke Race The Light (Tamar Valley green) medal to all finishers.
**ENTER ALL THREE RACES SIMULTANEOUSLY TO RECEIVE AN OVERALL £9 DISCOUNT**
RACE THE LIGHT ‘NIGHTFALL SERIES’ TROPHIES TO THE CUMULATIVE WINNERS BOTH MALE AND FEMALE.
Permit provided by the Trail Running Association. Race held under England Athletics rules.