Our original Race The Light will be back in Mothecombe on the Erme Estuary for a 6th consecutive year in early 2023.

MOTHECOMBE (Erme estuary) 

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 3.30pm (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 medal.



Race The Light – Mothecombe Erme Estuary Map




Permit provided by the Trail Running Association. Race held under England Athletics rules.