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Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th December 2019

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Saturday 7th December 2019
Full Sunrise; Half Sunrise
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113 Participants
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39 Participants
Entry Fees

Full Sunrise
£95 Affiliated / £97 Unaffliated

Half Sunrise
£55 Affiliated / £57 Unaffliated

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The Norfolk Coastal Path runs for 84 miles from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea, travelling through the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  A stunning journey in its own right but we have added a couple of twists.

Firstly this event will be run in mid-December and while Norfolk may not seem that remote, when the north winds blows it comes directly from the North Pole, and with the flat and open terrain, conditions could be challenging.  

Secondly the events will be run during the hours of darkness.  As the sun sets in the west, you will be set off from the start in Snettisham.  How far can you get before the sun rises in the east at 07:58, some 16:19 hours later?   For the speedier runners amongst you, can you reach the finish 83 miles away by The Britannia Pier in Great Yarmouth?

Support is provided along the route but is kept to a minimum, to minimise the environmental impact of the race, avoid disturbing locals sleeping in their beds and to add to the running adventure.  A full indoor checkpoint is provided at roughly half way, in Cley-next-the-sea.  Here you will have access to a drop bag and also be provided with warm food and drink.   Additional mobile checkpoints will be provided along the route but these will be limited to water and some snacks, so pack accordingly.

Half Sunrise: For those that don’t fancy the Full Sunrise, we will be offering the Half Sunrise.  This starts from the half way checkpoint at Cley-next-the-sea at 10pm and follows the same route to the finish in Great Yarmouth some 45 miles away.

Both should be an exhilarating pre-Christmas challenge and a great way to end the year.

These are 2020 UTMB - Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and ITRA - International Trail Running Association qualifier events.

Both events will be run under race permit 2642, granted by the TRA and will also run under UKA rules for competition.

As per UKA rules for races of these distances, you must be a minimum of 20 years old on the date of the event.  We also requestrian that Half Sunrise entrants have previously completed a trail marathon in the last 12 months and that Sunrise entrants have previously completed an ultra marathon of around fifty miles in the last twelve months.

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