CREPUSCULAR WINTER TRAIL RACES
Our original Race The Light will be back in Mothecombe on the Erme Estuary for a 5th consecutive year in late 2022, accompanied by another, high above the Tamar Valley, with the event centre at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Morwellham Quay.
MOTHECOMBE (Erme estuary) late 2022, date to be confirmed
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 3pm (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 (Mothecombe maroon) medal.
RACE 2. TAMAR VALLEY (Morwellham Quay). 2022 date to be confirmed.
Our second race of the Winter Nightfall Series, and the most vertiginous by far.
6.5 miles in total, starting riverside at Morwellham Quay, the initial ascent is eye-watering. The Tamar trails are by nature steep and unforgiving. But RTL Tamar Valley is as quirky as they come.. there’s even a section of rail track to run along back to the finish. So no chance of getting lost.. even in the dark!
Race Start Time : To be confirmed.
Bespoke Race The Light (Tamar Valley green) medal to all finishers.
Permit provided by the Trail Running Association. Race held under England Athletics rules.