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Sunday 17th February 2019

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Brian Lewis & Tracey Jolly


Beat the Train - Organised by Jolly Running


Departure Date: Sunday 17th February 2019 - 9.15am

Destination: South Devon Railway - Totnes Station

Journey: Long 10K (6.8 trail miles) in South Devon


Your Journey:

Our Start Line is at South Devon Railways Totnes Station where spectators with a ticket will board the Jolly Running Express Race Train in the hope of catching a glimpse of their family and friends’ running as the train makes its journey. You and the Jolly Running Express then wait for the whistle to blow, which starts the race. The Beat the Train is a 6.8 mile route along riverside paths and woodland trails from Totnes to Staverton and back to Totnes Station.

The train and the runners race to Staverton Station where the train has a short stop before returning to Totnes, this is your opportunity to steam on ahead and make it back to Totnes before the train. Will you Beat the Train?

As part of the Beat the Train experience you can enjoy a ride in style to the start line on the Jolly Running Express, departing from Buckfastleigh it will bring you to the start line at Totnes Station, where you will disembark and prepare to Beat the Train.

Jolly Running Express Park & Ride (Departs at 8.15am): You can park for free at Buckfastleigh Train Station, just minutes from the A38 and catch the Jolly Running Express to the start, then after the race you can catch any Train back to your car, places are limited so early booking is highly recommended. You can also book places for your friends and family too. Each Seat costs just £7

Jolly Running Express Race Train (Sorry all race train tickets have been sold): When entering you can also book seats for your friends and family on the Jolly Running Express Race Train as spectators during the race itself, they will travel on the train from Totnes to Staverton and back, catching sight of the runners along the Riverside and at Staverton Station. 

If your Family and Friends want to use the Park & RIde and the Race Train you need to buy the seperate tickets for both trains for them.

All finishers receive a Bespoke Beat the Train Medal. 

Runners can also park at various pay and display car parks in Totnes and walk to the start.

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