In the glorious private setting of the Flete Estate, Mothecombe, Devon (PL81LB) we are hosting 3 races, a 10k, half-Marathon and a marathon distance race.
** RACE ENTRIES CLOSE SOON, LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE **
The marathon involves 2 estuary crossings, one at Burgh Island and the final one racing The Tide at 19.9 miles. over the Erme Estuary before finishing with a seaview at picturesque Mothecombe. This is the 4th year of the races and the new date is Saturday 19th September 2020. Start time 11:45 to 1pm depending on anticipated finishing times.
The half-marathon start times are dependent on finishing times but approximately 1-2pm.
The 10k race involves some coastal path, footpaths and a double crossing of estuary. Start times vary but likely between 12-1pm dependent on anticipated finishing times.
Start times will be communicated at the end of the month.
ALL races start on the beach but finish in the event centre at Mothecombe.
Further covid-19 information will be sent in the next 7-10 days.
VIDEO from 2019 event
photo courtesy of Chris Iversen Photography
The re-scheduled date is set for Saturday 19th May 2020.
The long distance is now to a standard marathon distance.
ITRA/UTMB points are now confirmed.
ITRA/UTMB points are for all finishers of the Race The Tide marathon only.
Photograph courtesy of David Miller
Courses are now designed so you can expect a lovely mix of private footpaths, coastal path, bridle paths, country fields and Woodland. However, the marathon incorporates the South West Coast Path on both sides of the estuary including a beach section at Bigbury-on-Sea and a run across the causeway to the privately owned Burgh Island.
photograph Copyright Burgh Island
On marked paths to the west of the island, we take you up to the top of the island, you descend and cross the causeway to continue the South West Coast Path further westwards climbing some awesome hills before racing the tide at Wonwell beach, across the estuary and running across Mothecombe beach. You then follow a circular route, continuing on the South West Coast Path for a few miles and on to the village to finish to pick up your well earned medal.
The half-marathon, primarily beautiful Woodland trails with the tranquility of the estuary in close proximity, for the first 6 miles. The total ascent is approximately 613 metres. It is not an elitist race and we hope to cater for all speeds of runner.
The 8.5 mile ace is now a 10k and includes a double crossing of the estuary. The route is now includes so Coastal Path, plus footpaths and bridlepaths. A Race The Tide event medal will waiting for you at the finish.
All 3 races will have a medal for every finisher and a Race The Tide event t-shirt can be purchased via the online entry system at anytime up to a fortnight before Raceday.
All races start and finish at Mothecombe (PL81LB)
Can you beat the tide?
Race permits provided by the Trail Running Association