Race The Light is back for it’s 3rd year on Saturday 14th DECEMBER 2019.

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In a twist to the usual race……..you’ll all beat the Light. We are in the laps of the Gods with regard to the Tidal and Sunset times and this we cannot match them for 2019. Therefore, we have a Midday start time and Racing the Tide is the name of the game this year. Start and finish from Mothecombe, Devon (PL81LB).

2018 Results

As a continuation of our ‘Race the Tide’ concept featuring 3 races, this will focus solely on one race, the traditional 8.5 mile Race The Light course, with two estuary crossings.

The Race itself is a shadowy 8.5 mile escapade, meandering through Flete Estates’ secret tracks and trails.. You’ll be crossing the estuary on the outward and return legs, so be prepared for wet feet and legs from the outset.

The start time for the race is Midday (subject to change by a maximum of 15 minutes depending on weather and tidal conditions on Raceday.

The race starts on the sand, across the estuary and up into the woods. On your return you leave the woods to cross the estuary for the second time, up the slipway and continuing to the finish line at the Old Schoolhouse.

Race The Light route map

Each finisher will receive a medal, our first for this event.


The Schoolhouse, Mothecombe

Race The Light results for 2017

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