The Souter Lighthouse Trail 10km will return for its 2nd year in 2022 along the beautiful coastline trails. The event will take place as part of the Souter Lighthouse Summer Running Weekend alongside the South Shields 10 Mile Race. The race was a huge hit in 2021 and we expect the race to reach capacity early.
All finishing runners will receive a Souter Lighthouse Trail 10km medal for taking part. Awards will be provided for first 3 male & female.
The course passes by Whitburn Nature Reserve, Marsden Rock/Marsden Bay, Frenchman's Bay & has fantastic views overlooking Sandhaven Beach.
The Souter Lighthouse 10km course is 1 full lap set on coastal trail paths & footpaths.
8.30am Car Park & Registration Opens
10am Start. We intend to use a mass start but will allow runners to have a start window until 10.20am if they wish to run on their own or in small groups.
12pm - We do not have a strict cut off time and all runners can complete the course, but we would encourage runners to complete their run by 12pm. All runners can finish ahead of our tail runner that will set off from 10.20am.
Course Map - plotaroute.com/route/1570059 - Course is set on National Trust land. Runners do not have right of way and we request common courtesy to other park users.
Number Collection - On the day from 8.30am
Race HQ – Souter Lighthouse, postcode SR67NH
Footwear – Road & trail shoes are both suitable for the course. If very wet we would advise trail shoes.
Headphones – permitted as long as you can also listen out for instructions from marshalls & race organisers at all times.
Toilets - Available at Souter Lighthouse & at Marsden Grotto Public Toilets (on course).
Drinks - To limit contact with others and reduce plastic waste, runners must bring their own drinks & containers and be responsible for their own hydration throughout the race. Water will be available for emergencies only on the course and at the finish line.
UKA Athletics rules - licensed with Trail Running Association
Litter - To protect the coastline, please take any litter home with you or dispose in bins at Souter Lighthouse. If you do need to dispose of litter on the course, please leave it with a marshall and make them aware.
Car parking – Available at Souter Lighthouse site on the field to the North of the Lighthouse. There will be a £3 charge for parking set by The National Trust. Free for national trust members. Please Car Share where possible.
Transfers will be available until 31/07/22. Log in to your SiEntries account to amend your entry. We are unable to offer refunds or deferrals at this stage, but you can transfer your entry free of charge up until a week before the race . Thank you for supporting our small local business & run club.
If you are unable to take part this year, please contact email@example.com to allow us to update the race records.
Required Kit List - Runners must bring their own drinks, energy gels/snacks if needed.
Some details may change due to government & UKA guidelines. We will keep the race registration page updated regularly.
2021 Hazel Webster Costella
2021 Louis Head
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.