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Run to the Sea Bournemouth

Ringwood, Ashley Heath

Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Dorset BH24 2ET, UK

Sat 15th October 2022

Starting at 07:00

1 race

£60.00

Organiser's Description

From Moors Valley Country Park to Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, following the Castleman Trailway for part of the way and along the stunning seafront into Bournemouth. A truly fantastic route, this 50km point-to-point course takes you through a variety of terrain, including wonderful forest trails and coastal paths.

​With a flat, beautifully scenic course you can use this as a perfect intro to ultra-running, an opportunity to challenge yourself to a fast 50km run time, or simply just enjoy an amazing run to the sea!

Races

  • 50km

    £60.00

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  • 50km

    £60.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Amazing scenery
Fully signed course
Medical support
Checkpoints
Personal Nutrition Drop
Chip Timing
Race memento
Chunky Medal
4 feed stations at approx 10km intervals

  • Awesome Medal
  • Memento
  • Personal Nutrition Drop
  • Flat Course
  • Amazing scenery
  • Fully signed course

Parking

We recommend to park at the Hengistbury Head car park and to opt in to our pre event shuttle service to the start.

Location

The race starts at Moors Valley Country Park and finishes at Hengistbury Head. Race registration on the morning is at Moors Valley Country Park; pre event shuttles are available from the finish at Hengistbury Head.

Course Details

A scenic multi terrain 50km course, mainly flat through forestry and along the seafront to finish next to the beach at Hengistbury Head.

The 50km course starts in Moors Valley for a couple of kilometres before joining the Castleman’s Trailway. You will stay on the Castleman’s Trailway until the approximate halfway mark. It’s relatively flat and will be mainly firm underfoot, but can also be wet in places if we have a lot of rain beforehand. From 27km onwards the course is mainly on promenade and footpaths.
Please be respectful and courteous to other users of the trails

Course Map

Team entry

Team entry (optional): each runner enters individually, giving the team or club name.

We award a prize to the first team or club with 5 runners over the line.

You do not have to run together.

You must enter your team name either at registration, or via your entry confirmation link up until 21 days before race day.

We cannot add a team name to an entry after this point

Optional Extras

Bus transport available from finish to start before the race (£6)

Squashable silicone cup to use at feed stations and finish (£3 during registration process/ £5 on the day) - we want to be as plastic-free as possible, therefore don't provide plastic cups. You can of course also use your water bottles!

Race Day - Provisional schedule

PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE RACE START VENUE APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR OWN START TIME

ARRIVE AT THE START LINE IN KIT, NUMBER PINNED ON, GPS PRIMED (if using) AND READY TO RUN

PLEASE APPROACH THE STARTING PENS 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR OWN START TIME

IF YOU HAVE A 7am START TIME, HAVE YOUR HEADTORCH READY TO USE FOR A HORT WHILE

Race Start / drop off
If you are not taking the event bus from the finish, your supporters can drop you off at the start – there is a 10-minute drop-off time that is free of charge. After that car parking charges can be found here
Hengistbury Head, Christchurch, Bournemouth Hengistbury Head, Broadway, BH6 4EL

Registration
Registration is at the START (Moors Valley Country Park) from 06:15-07:45 on race day. Your race pack will be available to pick up from registration 30-40 minutes before your start time.

Baggage Drop
You will be provided at Registration at the START with a RTTS Bournemouth drawstring bag – this is for you to get a few essentials transported from the start to the finish. This is a FREE service – full details are in the “Buses & Baggage” section .

Facilities
There will be toilets at the start & finish venues (and at points along the route).

There is a café right at the finish which offers food and drinks to purchase and where you will pick up your FREE soup and bread afterwards.

Race Briefing
Your race briefing will be emailed to you before the event, it is considered that by turning up to the event you have read and agreed, to the safety briefing and Covid measures

Start
7:00am – 8:00am.
Groups of runners will be started off at intervals. Your exact start time will be pre-allocated and confirmed before race day. You should arrive approximately 30 mins before your exact time slot and approach the start area with 10 mins to go. If you have an early start slot, have your headtorch ready!
Please read the Race Start section later in this booklet for full guidelines.

Checkpoints
There are four checkpoints on the course. We recommend that you have personal nutrition delivered ahead of your arrival, which must be dropped in the box at the start. See “Checkpoints” below how to get your personal nutrition out on the course.
It is mandatory to stop at each checkpoint even if you don’t want food or drink

Course Signage
Yellow/black arrows & occasionally red/white tape. You will be sent the final GPS file for the route in the week before race day – make sure you use the latest version as changes could be made. There will also be a google map version of the route made available, showing checkpoints and public toilets along the route

  • There will be no entries on the day

Cut off points

Checkpoint 1 – Ferndown Wayfarer Cricket Club (9.1k) closes at 09:40am Checkpoint 2 – Willett Arms Pub, Wimborne (18.6km) closes at 11:20am Checkpoint 3 – Poole Christian Fellowship (32.3km) closes at 13:50pm Checkpoint 4 – Bournemouth Seafront (41.5km) closes at 15:40pm

  • The cut off time for the finish is 5pm

buses

The bus arrangements will be sent to those who have booked the bus transport before race day. Buses will be allocated according to your start time to make sure you are at the start in good time. Our buses will take you from The Broadway, Hengistbury Head (the finish) to Moors Valley Country Park (the start) pre-event. You will be allocated a bus according to your start time – please make sure you are there in plenty of time as the buses are full and it is unlikely we will be able to fit you on a later bus.
It’s a 30-minute journey by bus. You’ll be dropped a short walk from race registration & the start.

compulsory kit

Each competitor (including relay runners) must carry the following kit listed below:
Fully charged mobile phone with emergency
numbers included*
Water bottle – holding at least 500ml of fluid
Survival blanket
Waterproof jacket
Head torch
Money to enable you to taxi/bus/train to your destination, should you have to drop out

There will be random pre, during & after race checks and anyone found not to be carrying the mandatory items may incur disqualification or a one hour time penalty.

the finish line

The event is chip timed and results will be live online in real time. Prizes will be posted out after race day, due to the staggered start.

Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female (regardless of age), then 1st Male & Female in the following categories: V40, V50, V60+ There is also a prize for our 1st Team/Club.

Each finisher (within the cut-off time) will receive a fabulous bespoke medal.
The Hiker Café is less than 100m from the finish line, and will be offering FREE soup & bread to finishers upon presentation of their race number.

At the finish line we’ll be offering water, cola and a range of snacks to all finishers.

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