The TSUNAMI Coastal Trail Races are back with a tidal wave of Trail Running. The TSUNAMI series of trail races is due to hit the North Devon and Cornish coastline again next summer. Friday 21st June and Saturday 22nd June 2019.

New distances planned for the TSUNAMI Coastal Trails for 2019.

The longest day (21st June) will be the start of our longest and toughest pureTrail race to date.. the TSUNAMI 24, a 75 mile ultra starting and finishing at the Castle Bude.

75 miles, 24 hours max, 5000m of ascent. Full ITRA/UTMB points.

The existing distances of 16 miles from Hartland Quay, the Clovelly Marathon and TSUNAMI ULTRA (37.5 miles) continue and are complimented by a shorter TSUNAMI 7, a 7 mile ‘sprint’ to the finish!

Photos from 2018 available to purchase

Results 2018

Sixteen: 16 Mile Results   Marathon: Mara Results  Ultra: Ultra Results

Results 2017

Sixteen: Results – Sixteen  Marathon: Results – Marathon  Ultra: Results – Ultra 

Photos of day to purchase

We’ve chosen the most rugged, wild and remote section of the North Devon and Cornish coastline for some extreme fun along the clifftops and cliff trails between Westward Ho! and Bude (Ultra-Marathon, 37 miles), Clovelly and Bude (Marathon), Hartland Quay and Bude (16 miles). 37.5, 26.2, 16 miles or 7 miles.

We’ve procured the iconic  Clovelly harbour for the start of the Marathon…uphill on the cobblestones through the village to reach the Coast Path and finish on the lawns of Castle Bude – taking in almost 2,000m of ascent along the route. It’s a tidal wave of endurance trail running.



The Ultra adds another 11 miles of serious fun, while the sixteen includes the toughest, most vertiginous section from  Hartland Quay onwards.

These races are undoubtedly some of the toughest trail running challenges in the South-West. Due to the nature of the terrain, wild and isolated (no towns or villages along the route), they will also prove to be the most rewarding.

pureTrail designed Tsunami medal to all finishers.

Bespoke Tsunami t-shirt and/or Bus transport to the start of each race from Castle Bude will be available to purchase via SiEntries entry system.

Will you be a finisher or will you be wiped out trying?

This is not for the faint hearted. With massive ascents and descents, it will be one of the toughest marathons in the South West.

PureTrail checkpoints will be superbly stocked and managed by runners for runners to get you through to the end, where a well earned bespoke medal sits awaiting your return!



Race Permits 1321, 1323 and 1324 provided by the Trail Running Association.


TSUNAMI RACEDAY INFORMATION for 2018 has been sent to all entrants and a copy is below:-

Many thanks for entering our races, some tough challenges for you all on a testing course, along the rugged and beautiful South West Coast Path.


The Castle
The Wharf
Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8LG


Registration is at Castle Bude where you collect your race number, safety pins and
t-shirt. Bus transport leaves to the start locations at the times below. If you wish to add a bus transfer or purchase a t-shirt you can still order via the SiEntries

Kit-checks of the compulsory kit-list will be performed at Registration, prior to collection of your Race number.

We have had requests for Race numbers to be available at the Start location. Because our chip timing system has changed from last year, we will deliver unclaimed Race numbers and take them to the start, for collection. However, should you fail a
kit-check at the start location, you will not be allowed to race.

Race numbers are to be worn on your front to make it possible to accurately record the results and a video will be recording finishers in case of any discrepancy. If you are wearing a jacket which obscures your number then please make sure it is visible before arrival at the finish line.

ULTRA-MARATHON = 07:00 start from Westward Ho! (Seafield Carpark, Merley Road
EX39 1JS)

5:00am Registration
5:45am Bus transport leaves

If you take a bag on the bus transfer and wish for it to be taken back to the start/finish we can arrange this. All bags left at owners risk.

MARATHON = 09:00 start from Clovelly Harbour (EX39 5TF)

7:00am Registration
7:45am Bus transport leaves

The bus will drop you off at the car park at the top of the hill, near the Visitor Centre (EX39 5TL) at approximately 8.20am for you to walk down. A metal barred door to right hand side of visitor centre will be open for runners to go through down to the private village of Clovelly. (Visitor centre will not be open). Free tea or coffee for runners provided by the Red Lion Hotel on the harbour.

If you take a bag on the bus transfer and wish for it to be taken back to the start/finish we can arrange this. All bags left at owners risk.

16 MILE RACE – 10:30 start from Hartland Quay (EX39 6DU)

8:00am Registration
9:30am Bus transport leaves

Please note that the bus will not be arriving back in Bude so there is NO provision for spare bags or clothes to be taken to the finish.


Early indications are that it will be dry, sunny/cloudy. Temperatures likely to be between 19-21 degrees centigrade but be prepared for all weathers.


The routes are all fully marked using yellow, pink or orange flags, red and white/yellow tape and yellow/white directional signs. After all intersections/junctions the route will be confirmed so look for tape and/or directional arrows. South West Coast Path acorn symbols will also be your guide through your race. You should not have to look too far ahead to see the marked route. Remember, keep the sea on your RIGHT!

The full route will be checked a few hours prior to the start of the races and route maps are online at

No dogs are allowed to run with their owner in the races due to UK Athletics rules and their Public Liability Insurance, which differs to Park Runs.

Paramedics are covering the route at various Aid Stations. They will also be paramedics at the finish.


Ultra-marathon 07:00 start

5 Peppercombe (liquid only)
10.5 Clovelly CUTOFF 10:00
17 East Titchbury
20 Hartland Quay – CUTOFF, must leave Aid station by 1pm
27 Welcombe Mouth
29.5 Morwenstow
33.5 Sandymouth
36.5 Finish – CUTOFF 7pm at Castle Bude

Marathon 09:00 start

6.5 East Titchbury
10 Hartland Quay – CUTOFF 1pm
16.5 Welcome Mouth
19 Morwenstow
23 Sandymouth
Finish at Castle Bude CUTOFF 7pm

16 miler 10:30 start

6.5 Welcome Mouth
9 Morwenstow
13 Sandymouth
Finish at Castle Bude CUTOFF 7pm

Aid stations will be well stocked with some locations having a larger selection depending on the race and the need of the runner at the distance in the race. Foods include biscuits, jellied sweets, crisps, peanuts, fruit, water and coke.


– Capacity to carry 1 litre of water
– Waterproof jacket
– Whistle
– Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors below
– Emergency food
– Trail shoes

16 MILER runners

– Capacity to carry 500ml water
– Trail shoes
– Whistle
– Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors below

It is advisable to carry a waterproof jacket and emergency food

Should anyone withdraw from the race you MUST report to a marshal who will assist you and remove you race number. We need to tally all finishers and those that are do not finish.


A well earned medal will be waiting for all runners at the finish and will certainly be a welcome sight.

Unfortunately we cannot provide any private changing facilities but you are welcome to leave a bag, left at owners risk.

Polite notice – no wet or dirty running shoes to be worn inside the building please.

The first two male and female runners in each race will receive a bespoke trophy and a presentation will be arranged soon after. Age category winners will receive a discount voucher emailed once results are finalised.


A great place to watch runners is at Clovelly harbour watching the marathon runners start up the cobbled steps, likewise, at the top of the hill the Ultra-Marathon runners will approach their aid station at mile 10.5. Due to limited access around this Coast, Hartland Quay is a great location to see the 16 miler start and for all the other runners coming through to their aid station. Other locations are Duckpool, Sandymouth, Welcombe Mouth and Morwenstow (diversion inland). Morwenstow has a lovely tearoom next door to the Aid Station!

Supporters should keep their dogs under close control at all times but must realise the route goes out onto narrow paths and cliff edges!

We look forward to chatting with as many runners and supporters as possible before, during and after the race.

We hope you enjoy the day and good luck.