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Race The Tide Long Marathon

19-May-2019 Mothecombe, Devon, UK (England)

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47KM / 29Miles
1 Day - 300 Runners

Alternate Distances: 25KM/15M 14KM/8M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £46 GBP

Now in its 3rd 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 8 miles, with 2 aid Stations.
  • A 15.5 mile LONG half-marathon racing the tide at 8 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:-
9:30am - LONG Marathon
12:30pm - LONG Half-Marathon
12:30pm - 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

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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