SiEntries Options
Login / Register

Race The Light

Event Facebook Page
Event Instagram Page
Event Website

Saturday 2nd December 2023

Entries Open
Friday 17th February 2023 at 18:00
Entries Close
Wednesday 29th November 2023 at 19:00
Classic - 8.5 miles; Half Marathon
Entry Fees
UKA Member - Classic - 8.5 miles   £32.00   
Non Member - Classic - 8.5 miles   £34.00   
UKA Member - Half Marathon   £44.00   
Non Member - Half Marathon   £46.00   
Event Organiser - Mark Brooks

Our classic 8.5 miles Race The Light will be back in Mothecombe on the Erme Estuary, and this time there is a half marathon option too. 

Start times subject to change of 15-20 minutes depending on weather and tidal conditions on Raceday. As it is difficult to coincide tide times with sunset, we expect almost everyone to make it before dark but a head torch is mandatory.

The HALF MARATHON : Starts at 1pm

The CLASSIC 8.5-mile Race The Light:  Starts at 1.30pm

The Classic has 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 Classic race starts on the estuary slipway 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.

The Half Marathon route will cross the Erme estuary on the return journey only. It will include sections of the Classic route but without the two woodland loops, but.. with a feisty five-mile foray down onto the South West Coast Path, before veering west, back to the estuary at Wonwell for a final crossing (hopefully before the tide is in..). 3.25 hour cut-off for the second crossing! 

Each finisher will receive a bespoke Race The Light medal.

The course will be fully marked and marshalled. First aid on course and at HQ. 

Dogs are not permitted with runners during the race.

View the Event Disclaimer / Terms and Conditions.

View the Event Cancellation / Refund Policy.

This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

Save the date and share

Event Location