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Saturday 20th May 2023

Entries Open
Friday 29th July 2022 at 18:00
Entries Close
Wednesday 17th May 2023 at 18:00
Entry Fees

8.5 mile Woodland Trail              £32
15.5 mile LONG half-marathon  £42
28.5 mile LONG marathon         £54

+ £2 for non UK Athletics members

Race Director - Mark Brooks

RACE THE TIDE is in the glorious setting of the Flete Estate, Mothecombe, South Devon. We are hosting three races that cater for runners of all abilities.

To finish the Long Marathon and Half Marathon races successfully you will need to run at an average of 4mph.

The Three Races:

  • 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 Erme estuary, bridle paths and coastal paths.

Race The Tide Long Marathon was in the Runner's World Top 100 worldwide events in 2022. 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:-
10am - LONG Marathon
1:45pm - LONG Half-Marathon
1:45pm - 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.



- 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 number for Race Director


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