BIG Dipper Coastal Trail Races

###### It’s with regret that we have cancelled the Big Dipper this year because of the numerous races on the same day and, with Dartmoor Volcano and Dartmoor 3inONE a fortnight before and after, marshals will be hard to come by to provide the quality of race and atmosphere  ######



The BIG Dipper has a massive 1,452 of ascent in 16.5 miles (26.4km) following the South West Coast Path from Sidmouth to Beer running along the spectacularly flat pebbled beach section at Branscombe and up the famous ‘Stairway to Heaven’. The return is via extremely torturous section of the trail.

The Little Dipper is only little in name as it has a gargantuan 1,313m ascent in just 12.4 miles (19.84km) and is a Relay for two runners. Its Sidmouth to Branscombe and then Branscombe to Sidmouth! It’s the toughest section of the BIG Dipper and a few steps short of a 10k for each runner.

These races are far from easy. They’re a serious challenge. The Dipper goes up, then it goes down, then it goes back up again!

The 3 (Plymouth) Musketeers!

Male and Female winners 2016

Are you Dipping In or will you Dip Out?

Fully marked routes
Marshalled by runners for runners
Well stocked aid stations
Chip Timing
Bespoke Medals
Shower and changing facilities
Licensed Bar

Bespoke Event T-Shirts available to purchase through the SiEntries application process
11:00 Little Dipper Relay
11:00 BIG Dipper

Bespoke trophies provided for winners and runners-up of the BIG Dipper, plus prizes for Age Category winners. Little Dipper Relay winners and runners-up will receive prizes.

Join us in the licensed bar of the Sidmouth Sailing Club for food, drink and the presentation after the race.

Race held under Trail Running Association guidelines.

Sorry no dogs allowed on the course with competitiors.

All enquiries regarding the race to

Entries open 28th April 2017 SI-ENTRIES-ONLINE