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Saturday 21st May 2022

Entries Open
Sunday 1st August 2021 at 18:00
Entries Close
Thursday 19th May 2022 at 18:00
Entry Fees

8.5 mile Woodland Trail              £28
15.5 mile LONG half-marathon  £38
28.5 mile LONG marathon         £48

+ £2 for non UK Athletics members

Co-Race Directors, Steve and Mark

'Having sold out in 2019 and created a time trial event during COVID-19 in September 2020, we are back for a 6th year.... RACE THE TIDE is in the glorious setting of the Flete Estate, Mothecombe, Devon we are hosting 3 races that cater for runners of all distances. 

To Race The Tide successfully you need to run an average of 4mph :-

  • a predominately Woodland Trail of 8.5 miles on the private Flete Estate, racing the tide at 7 miles, with 2 aid Stations
  • a 15.5 mile LONG half-marathon racing the tide at 7 miles, with 3 aid Stations 
  • a LONG marathon of 28.5 miles racing the tide at 20 miles, with 4 aid Stations 

The courses combine to provide a mixture of private footpaths beside the quiet estuary, bridle paths, coastal paths, quiet country fields. 

The Marathon was in the Top 7 Spring Marathons to enter for 2020. It includes running along Bigbury beach and across the causeway to Burgh Island, made famous by Agatha Christie as she wrote two books while staying on the island. 

Approximate Starting times:-
11:30am - LONG Marathon
2:30pm - LONG Half-Marathon
2:30pm - Woodland Trail

All courses will be fully marked, marshalled by runners and have well stocked aid stations.

Free parking (usually £5.00 per day)

Bespoke event medal to finishers of all races 

Bespoke Event T-shirts available to purchase through the SiEntries online.

Further pureTrail merchandise also available to reserve for collection on the day.

First Aid on course and at HQ. 

Dogs are not permitted with runners during the race.

For more information, including maps, ascent information, please refer to webpage  



- Capacity to carry 750ml of water (we are cupless and do NOT provide plastic cups). We will not be pouring water or coke into cupped hands!
- Survival blanket OR Waterproof jacket
- Whistle
- Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors below
- Emergency food

- trail shoes 


- capacity to carry 250ml of water (we are cupless and do NOT provide plastic cups). We will not be pouring water or coke into cupped hands!

- trail shoes

- Mobile phone with stored numbers for Race Directors 


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

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