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Race The Tide

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Race The Tide

Ravenglass, Cumbria

Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, CA18 1, United Kingdom

Sat 12th August 2023

Starting at 10:00

6 races

£8.00 - £85.00

Organiser's Description

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Race the Tide where runners of all levels are challenged to a unique 10km obstacle race. The route follows wild and natural features where you crawl through mud, wade through rivers, tackle obstacles, and scramble to the top of wooded hillsides.

The race starts and finishes in the beautiful grounds of the historic Muncaster Castle, located in the Lake District, and ends with a celebratory dinner and Ceilidh! We also offer a full weekend of activities and accommodation at Muncaster's campsite, or indoor rooms for the perfect staycation.

It's an event not to be missed. From athletes to families and dogs, everyone is welcome and what started as a race between a small group of friends has grown into a great adventure weekend. We'd love to host you from the 11th to the 13th of August 2023.

Races

  • Runner (Full Weekend)

    £85.00

    CLOSED
  • Supporter (Full Weekend)

    £45.00

    CLOSED
  • Child Supporter 3-18 Years Old (Full Weekend)

    £25.00

    CLOSED
  • Runner (Day Ticket)

    Provides Entry to the 10k Obstacle Trail Race, as Well as Access to Muncaster's Grounds Before and After the Race Itself. Participants Must Be Able to Swim.

    £45.00

    CLOSED
  • Supporter (Day Ticket)

    This Provides Day Entry to the Grounds of Muncaster Castle, as Well as Access to All Daytime Events During the Race

    £16.00

    CLOSED
  • Child Supporter 3-18 Years Old (Day Ticket)

    This Provides Day Entry to the Grounds of Muncaster Castle, as Well as Access to All Daytime Events During the Race

    £8.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • Runner (Full Weekend)

    £85.00

    CLOSED
  • Supporter (Full Weekend)

    £45.00

    CLOSED
  • Child Supporter 3-18 Years Old (Full Weekend)

    £25.00

    CLOSED
  • Runner (Day Ticket)

    Provides Entry to the 10k Obstacle Trail Race, as Well as Access to Muncaster's Grounds Before and After the Race Itself. Participants Must Be Able to Swim.

    £45.00

    CLOSED
  • Supporter (Day Ticket)

    This Provides Day Entry to the Grounds of Muncaster Castle, as Well as Access to All Daytime Events During the Race

    £16.00

    CLOSED
  • Child Supporter 3-18 Years Old (Day Ticket)

    This Provides Day Entry to the Grounds of Muncaster Castle, as Well as Access to All Daytime Events During the Race

    £8.00

    CLOSED

Course Details

RACE ROUTE AND OBSTACLES
Race the Tide is a combination of human made and natural obstacles throughout the course. Every year the course is different as the ebb and flow of the tide requires us to adjust the route. It has a very varied landscape and running conditions. The obstacles include a variety of water crossings, walls and slides paired with some steep hills.

All obstacles are designed to be achieved by runners of differing ability, even if that may require the help from others. However, a marshal will be available to redirect a runner at main obstacles, if needed. Please avoid swallowing the water in the river, cover cuts and wash yourself in our showers after the race.

​Full route details to be released ahead of the race!

LEVEL OF RUNNERS
Race the Tide welcomes runners of all levels. While running the course is the ultimate goal, some competitors have chosen to walk the whole route in the past - the scenery really is that great! Marshals will also walk the route to make sure everyone is back in after the race. Knowing your limits is important and therefore there will be opportunities to drop out of the race, however we please ask that you inform a marshal so we don't spend hours looking for you.

AGE OF RUNNERS
Runners must be over the age of 16. Additionally, runners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian during the race. The guardian runner must be over the age of 18.

SWIMMING
Some of our obstacles require swimming. At registration, you will have to confirm that you can swim at least 50m. If you cannot swim please let us know and we will indicate to you an alternative (slightly longer) route that avoids the water

What's Included

EXPLORE MUNCASTER
Why not arrive from Friday anytime after 12:00AM to register and shake off the pre-race nerves by taking full advantage of your weekend ticket which gets you inclusive access to the award-winning Muncaster Castle and Grounds attraction. Amongst other unique activities, the Falconry, Castle Tours and Hawk / Owl Conservancy Trust Show are experiences not to be missed! Full line up will be announced soon and for what Muncaster has to offer visit www.muncaster.co.uk

FOOD, DRINKS, AND BBQ
Your Race the Tide Full Weekend Runner, Full Weekend Supporter, and Full Weekend Child tickets covers supper on Saturday evening. For all other meals, food trucks, and the Muncaster café will be available for participants throughout the weekend. Food and drinks from there will be available to purchase at your own expenses.

BBQ’s are allowed as long as they are raised off the ground and suitable measures are taken to protect the grass. Feel free to bring additional snacks and booze for the camping area. There are no supermarkets nearby.

Your own alcohol is allowed on the campsite but not in the barn area where you can purchase it from the bar or around the castle. For all meals, vegetarian and vegan options will be provided. Please ensure you notify us and ask before you buy for any allergies you might have.

SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER AND CEILIDH
On Saturday night join us for the traditional dinner and Ceilidh dance. Those are included with any full weekend ticket or can be purchased as stand alone items during registration. Wear whatever you feel more comfortable with but avoid heels and heavy shoes.

  • Obstacle race starting and finishing in the Castle grounds
  • Dogs are welcome (they can participate in the race as well)
  • Fancy Dress
  • Camping Onsite and Campervans Allowed (included in the Full Weekend ticket only)
  • Full weekend of events (included in the Full Weekend ticket only)
  • Dinner and dancing (included in the Full Weekend ticket only)

How to Get There

DIRECTIONS TO MUNCASTER (RACE THE TIDE VENUE)

For SatNav: use postcode CA18 1RD but beware of being brought over the mountain passes, particularly if starting from the Central Lakes. Muncaster is ~90 minutes from the M6 at either Kendal J36 or Penrith J40 or Carlisle J44.

By road from the North: From Carlisle, follow the A595 for Cockermouth, then Whitehaven and Barrow. Or from M6 Penrith follow the A66 towards Workington, then the A595 towards Whitehaven and then Barrow. This road bypasses Ravenglass and goes past Muncaster’s main entrance and car park. For the coach park, disabled and accommodation parking, continue ca 1/3 mile and take the next right.

By road from the South: Leave the M6 Motorway at junction 36. Follow the signs for Barrow-in-Furness on the A590. Before Barrow, turn right at Greenodd onto the A5092 and follow this road for Workington and Whitehaven. This joins the A595 which will bring you to Muncaster, ca 7 miles after Bootle village, over a stone bridge and up the hill. The first turn left is for the coach park, disabled and accommodation parking. For Muncaster’s main car park and entrance, continue ca 1/3 mile on the A595.

By public transport: Ravenglass mainline railway station is ~1 mile away (around 20 minutes walk). Taxis are available locally by prior booking. Check with Traveline for public transport options on www.traveline.info

Car share: RTT does not run a formal car share program but have set up a Google Sheets in case people want to share their journey.

ARRIVING LATE
We understand many of you will arrive late on Friday. Follow signs to Muncaster Castle. Once parked, cross the road and follow the track and you will find the RTT HQ which will be open until 11:00PM on Friday.

Parking

Free visitor parking is available

on the day

CHECK-IN
Registration for the race itself will be open between 17:00-23:00PM on Friday 11th Aug and until 09:30AM on Saturday 12th August. Runners need to finish registration at the info desk no later than 09:30AM. Its location will be sign-posted when you arrive at Muncaster. Only participants with a valid purchased ticket will be allowed to register.

STARTING TIME
Unlike previous years, the race will start in the morning, with a safety briefing and warm-up routine beginning on the front lawn. The competitors will meet at 10:00AM for the warm up and safety brief, the race itself will commence at 10:30AM.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR THE RACE
Running kit is down to personal choice, but be prepared to get wet and muddy. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged although not required. NOTE: there will be two fancy dress related prizes: Best Solo Outfit and Best Double Act! ​

Full route details to be released ahead of the race!

BAG DROP
For all runners we will have a bag drop at the start of the race. Those items will be available to collect at the finish line with your race number.

AFTER THE RACE
At the finish line there will be a complimentary small snack and hot showers. Between the end of the race and the dinner and ceilidh time, there will be some additional activities planned. Watch this space for the updated line up.

SPECTATORS AND DOGS

Spectators: We love spectators, they add to the atmosphere and help our participants around the course. Supporters can come for the weekend or just the day. Spectators should bring wet weather gear and good shoes for walking on tracks.

Dogs: We love dogs, bring them, they can even run the race, however be sure to keep them on a lead. If they run the race they’ll get a participation medal too! NOTE: there will be some prizes given specifically to dogs.

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