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Rock Hard Coast Trail Runs (Sunday)

Thurlestone, Devon

Thurlestone Sands, South Milton, Kingsbridge, UK

Sun 06th September 2020

Starting at 10:00

3 races

£27.77 - £44.12


Covid Safety measures

These will comply with the Governing Body Guidelines the TRA, under the auspices of England Athletics and the ARC.

  • Hand sanitiser will be placed outside all toilets, as well as on a table. Paper toilet seat covers, one per person, will be used in toilets and portable loos
  • Signs reminding of ‘social distancing’ will be placed around the venue.
  • Seated staff will wear masks.
  • We WILL NOT be holding a race briefing. Instead runners will receive an electronic briefing with a video and description of the route.
  • For the start, we will be using a rolling start wave window split in to two one hour windows. This will be done alphabetically.
  • This event will be signed and marshalled.
  • Race chips/numbers will either sent out in the post, or ‘dipped’ in an antiseptic ‘bath’ and collected at registration.
  • There will be no prize giving ceremony.
  • Water and finisher’s medals will be located remote from the Finish to discourage social gathering (our biggest concern).
  • Spectators will not be encouraged.
  • All marshals will be given bin bags and disposable gloves. Anyone caught littering will be disqualified.

We will be signing runners back in back in when they finish their run behind the Plume of Feathers Pub . All runners will be issued with an NFC chip which will be used to sign in at the finish. They will swipe themselves in at the end and we will have a manual paperback system. We will be accounting for all of our runners with this new back-up policy. This applies to ALL runners. We will also have sweepers out on the course for all three distances.

Wild Running Ltd has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

--- This event has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. ---

Challenging 32 mile ultra, marathon, and half marathon races along the undulating and beautiful South West coast path. The runs will take in some of the loveliest parts of the coast path, from South Milton Sands to Salcombe’s South Sands (half marathon), and Aveton Gifford via Bantham (marathon). The ultra route follows the marathon route, then on to Hope Cove.

The event will form part of the Rock Hard Coast Weekend, which runs alongside the National Trust's Big Day and Night Out on the Beach, with camping and parking available.


  • Half Marathon

    Early Bird

    £27.77 CLOSED
  • Marathon

    Early Bird

    £33.90 CLOSED
  • 32 Mile Ultra

    Early Bird

    £44.12 CLOSED


  • Half Marathon

    Early Bird

    £27.77 CLOSED
  • Marathon

    Early Bird

    £33.90 CLOSED
  • 32 Mile Ultra

    Early Bird

    £44.12 CLOSED
What's Included

Fully signed course

Electronically chip timed

Prizes for all categories

Post run food

Medals for all finishers

Well stocked feed stations


8am: Registration opens

9.50am: Race briefing ultra

10am: Start of the ultra

10.50am: Race briefing marathon & half marathon

11am: Start of marathon & half marathon


Thurlestone Sands, South Milton, Devon TQ7 3JY

Course Details

The Rock Hard Half Marathon starts and ends at South Milton Sands, visiting Hope Cove and South Sands via the SW coast path, cutting back via East Soar on the return.

The Marathon is a hilly and spectacular coastal route which starts at South Milton Sands and heads towards Salcombe, before doubling back via East Soar to Aveton Gifford and Bantham.

The Ultra route follows the same route as the marathon, plus 10k to Hope Cove.

Age Restrictions

Half Marathon entrants must be a minimum of 17yrs

Marathon entrants must be a minimum of 18yrs

Ultra entrants must be a minimum of 20yrs

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