Race The Tide Long Marathon

29 May 2021
Mothecombe, Devon, UK (England)
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trail race
47 KM
1 day
300 Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 25KM / 14KM
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    48 GBP

Now in its 5th 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 at 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 4 aid Stations.
  • A LONG marathon of 28.5 miles racing the tide at 19.9 miles, with 7 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 also 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.

Provisional Start times:-
10:00am – LONG Marathon
12:00pm – LONG Half-Marathon
12:00pm – Woodland Trail

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

Free parking (usually £4.50 per day)

Bespoke event medal to finishers of all races

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

First Aid on course and at HQ.

Dogs are not permitted with runners during the race.

For more information, including maps and ascent information, please refer to webpage www.puretrail.uk/race-the-tide

Event Organiser

Steve Skedgell

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