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Something Wild Festival - SwimRun, Trail Running and Wild Swim

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Something Wild Festival - SwimRun, Trail Running and Wild Swim

Kingsbridge, Devon

TQ7 3EY, Kingsbridge, United Kingdom

Fri 30th August 2024 - Sun 1st September 2024

Starting at 16:00

22 races

£8.00 - £80.00

Organiser's Description

The 10th Something Wild Festival 2024 has Devon’s best trail running routes at its heart, a wonderful new venue and new routes, taking in the Avon and Salcombe estuaries and some of the best sections of the South West Coast Path

We have a fantastic venue for the Something Wild Festival, close to the sea, which sits at the fulcrum of the event routes and we’ve found the perfect spot, with the camping site, at the fulcrum of the race routes. We have moved the festival back to September, so there is little chance of ‘scrub fires’, which have occurred on this coastline in the summer.

Make this an autumn to remember and bring your family.

This year, we are kicking off the festival with a Friday night race, preceded by a cafe and bar, selling beer and non alcoholic beer.

Make this a summer to remember and bring your family.

This year, we are kicking off the festival with a Friday night guided run, which will be followed with live music and a children's film night.

The Festival site
The farmer has Kindly given access to his fields, overlooking the idyllic Hope Cove, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better location to wake up to in the south west. close to ideal swimming spots in Hope Cove, East Soar and Bantham Bay.

The campsite is suitable for up to 50 tents, parking and camper vans, as well as and serving as the fulcrum for all our trail events, which is ideal for spectators.

We’ll be offering extra toilet facilities, as well as the Fishermen's Reading Rooms for our speaker’s evening and bar and a circus tent on site for music, as well as a festival fire with acoustic music, plus a bouncy castle for children.

Unique South West Coast Path Trails:

We have lined up some of the best coast routes on the South West Coast path for our night run, 5k, 10k or half marathon, marathon and Summit Wild Ultra as well as kid’s races.

We will kick off the festival with a night time run on Friday before the 10k and 5k on Saturday as well as swim runs and Rock Hard Coast swims and the half marathon, marathon and ultra on Sunday.

On the Saturday evening, there will be a speaker's evening in the Reading Rooms, plus a music night at the festival site in the circus tent.

Forest School:

You can drop your kids at forest school from 10am to 12 noon and 1.30 to 3.30pm on either day, with our experienced and qualified forest school leaders. To join the forest school, you have to have booked separately to the weekend ticket.

Entertainment:
There’ll be live music on Friday and Saturday evening and a speakers evening on Saturday evening to kick start the weekend.

Other stuff:
Kids races, a bouncy castle, local food, a drinks bar and a speaker’s evening and film night. outdoor yoga and a wild swim.

Races

  • Weekender Ticket (1 Person)

    All Options Include Camping or Camper Van Pitch Plus Parking for the Whole Weekend, a Guided Swim, and a FREE Entry to the Speaker's Evening on Friday. NB Please Book Your Forest School Tickets Separately. This Ticket Does Not Include Race Entries

    £50.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Weekender Ticket (Child 4 and Above)

    All Options Include Camping or Camper Van Pitch Plus Parking for the Whole Weekend, a Guided Swim, and a FREE Entry to the Speaker's Evening on Friday. NB Please Book Your Forest School Tickets Separately. This Ticket Does Not Include Race Entries. Children Under 4 Are Free.

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Summit Wild Ultra

    Sunday 8.00am, Min Age 18yrs

    £55.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Marathon

    Sunday 8.00am, Min Age 18yrs

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon

    Sunday 10am, Min Age 18yrs

    £30.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10k

    Saturday 10am, Min Age 16yrs

    £20.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 5k

    Saturday 10am, Min Age 12yrs

    £16.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • One Day Parking

    Parking Allows You to Park at the Host Venue in Hope Cove for the Entire Weekend. You Only Need to but This if You Don't Have the Weekend Ticket

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Forest School - Saturday

    Sat 31st August 2024

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Forest School - Sunday

    Sun 1st September 2024

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Yoga (Saturday or Sunday)

    The Yoga Sessions Are With Our Yoga Instructor in the Festival Field From 3.00pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. One Ticket Entitles You to One Session. You'll Need Two Tickets to Attend Both Sessions.

    Sat 31st August 2024

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Kids 1k

    Under 8yrs

    £8.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Kid's Run 2k (8 to 12 Years)

    £8.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Rock Hard Coast Sea Swim 1 1/2 Miles

    Age Restriction From 16Guided Sea Swim Through the Needle in South Milton Bay, to Inner Hope With Full Safety Back Up. Saturday Day Time.

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Swim Run SHORT (7 Miles) Solo

    Age Restriction From 14The SwimRun Short Includes a 500m Swim in Hope Cove, Followed by a 10k Lap and a Second 500m Swim in Hope Cove.

    £25.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • SwimRun LONG (16.5 Miles) Solo

    Age Restriction From 16The Rocky Horror SwimRun Will Cover 16.5 Miles Incorporating 4 Swim Sections and 3 Run Sections, Finishing at the Festival Site in Inner Hope. Swim Legs: 500m Swim X 4 With 2 10k Loops and 1 X 5k Loop.

    £55.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Swim Run Short (Pairs)

    Age Restriction From 18

    £48.00

  • Swim Run Long (Pairs)

    Age Restriction From 18

    £80.00

  • Rocky Horror Swim Run Medium: Solo

    Age Restriction From 16 This Includes 2 Laps of a 10k Loop From Hope Cove Towards Soar Cove and Back via the SW Coastpath, Bookmarked at Either End by a 500m Swim in Hope Cove

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Rocky Horror Swim Run Medium Pairs

    Age Restriction From 16

    £70.00

  • Relay Ticket SwimRun SHORT

    £45.00

  • Relay Ticket SwimRun LONG

    £70.00

Book

  • Weekender Ticket (1 Person)

    All Options Include Camping or Camper Van Pitch Plus Parking for the Whole Weekend, a Guided Swim, and a FREE Entry to the Speaker's Evening on Friday. NB Please Book Your Forest School Tickets Separately. This Ticket Does Not Include Race Entries

    £50.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Weekender Ticket (Child 4 and Above)

    All Options Include Camping or Camper Van Pitch Plus Parking for the Whole Weekend, a Guided Swim, and a FREE Entry to the Speaker's Evening on Friday. NB Please Book Your Forest School Tickets Separately. This Ticket Does Not Include Race Entries. Children Under 4 Are Free.

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Summit Wild Ultra

    Sunday 8.00am, Min Age 18yrs

    £55.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Marathon

    Sunday 8.00am, Min Age 18yrs

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon

    Sunday 10am, Min Age 18yrs

    £30.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10k

    Saturday 10am, Min Age 16yrs

    £20.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 5k

    Saturday 10am, Min Age 12yrs

    £16.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • One Day Parking

    Parking Allows You to Park at the Host Venue in Hope Cove for the Entire Weekend. You Only Need to but This if You Don't Have the Weekend Ticket

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Forest School - Saturday

    Sat 31st August 2024

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Forest School - Sunday

    Sun 1st September 2024

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Yoga (Saturday or Sunday)

    The Yoga Sessions Are With Our Yoga Instructor in the Festival Field From 3.00pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. One Ticket Entitles You to One Session. You'll Need Two Tickets to Attend Both Sessions.

    Sat 31st August 2024

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Kids 1k

    Under 8yrs

    £8.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Kid's Run 2k (8 to 12 Years)

    £8.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Rock Hard Coast Sea Swim 1 1/2 Miles

    Age Restriction From 16Guided Sea Swim Through the Needle in South Milton Bay, to Inner Hope With Full Safety Back Up. Saturday Day Time.

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Swim Run SHORT (7 Miles) Solo

    Age Restriction From 14The SwimRun Short Includes a 500m Swim in Hope Cove, Followed by a 10k Lap and a Second 500m Swim in Hope Cove.

    £25.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • SwimRun LONG (16.5 Miles) Solo

    Age Restriction From 16The Rocky Horror SwimRun Will Cover 16.5 Miles Incorporating 4 Swim Sections and 3 Run Sections, Finishing at the Festival Site in Inner Hope. Swim Legs: 500m Swim X 4 With 2 10k Loops and 1 X 5k Loop.

    £55.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Swim Run Short (Pairs)

    Age Restriction From 18

    £48.00

  • Swim Run Long (Pairs)

    Age Restriction From 18

    £80.00

  • Rocky Horror Swim Run Medium: Solo

    Age Restriction From 16 This Includes 2 Laps of a 10k Loop From Hope Cove Towards Soar Cove and Back via the SW Coastpath, Bookmarked at Either End by a 500m Swim in Hope Cove

    £40.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Rocky Horror Swim Run Medium Pairs

    Age Restriction From 16

    £70.00

  • Relay Ticket SwimRun SHORT

    £45.00

  • Relay Ticket SwimRun LONG

    £70.00

Course Details

The routes all start out in our festival field- just a stone's throw from Hope Cove, making it an ideal location for spectators, as well as participants and for families.
All routes start out tracing the SW Coast path towards South Milton, with the marathon and ultra heading to Bantham and Aveton Gifford before doubling back and the ultra then heads back out to Salcombe, before doubling back. GPS files will be available for all routes, which will also be marked.

What's Included

Priority parking
Event medal (optional extra)
Access to the festival site
Toilets
Fully marshalled and marked route
Event first aid
Optional extra
Weekender ticket
Yoga
Guided swim
Forest school for kids
Live music
Speaker's evening
Parking
Bar

How to Get There

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Parking

Parking is available in the festival field for £5, which includes the whole weekend.

Location

Galmpton, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 3EY

itinerary

Friday:

Festival site opens at 3pm. This year, we will have site manager and staff to welcome you

5pm: Registration opens for all events

6:00 Festival cafe opens for all diets

Guided Evening (family friendly) 5k Run

Film night for kids in Reading Rooms

9.00pm: Family Friendly 5k Night run (family friendly)

Saturday

9am: Registration opens for 5k/10k runs

Guided run and movement session with movement maestro Jo Kelly

10am: Start of 5k/10k runs

10am: Start of 10k/5k races + forest school (discounts to people who also run on Saturday or Friday)

** catering throughout the day

4pm: Kids races in festival field (U8s and 8 to 12)

5pm to 7pm: cafe suitable for all diets + foods throughout the day (lovely!)

6pm: Presentation evening

7pm: Speaker’s evening in the Reading rooms + Music and bar at the festival site in the festival tent.

9pm: Acoustic guitar music round festival fire + children’s film night in Reading Rooms

Sunday

7pm Registration opens

8am: Start of marathon and ultra

10am: Start of half marathon

10am to 12 noon: Forest School Session 1

12 noon: Start of Rock Sea Swim TBC. + cafe opens

1pm: Start of swim runs TBC

1.30pm to 3:30pm: Forest School Session 2

5.30pm: Presentation evening

burton farmhouse

If camping really isn’t your thing, there are plenty of Air BNB places around Hope Cove and the South Hams.

Burton Farm is perhaps the nearest, as the farmer owns the festival fields. It’s a charming restored 15th century farmhouse, set among 325 acres.

You will need to book early however

You will need to book early however

route descriptions

kid’s race
This will include a lap and two laps of the festival site so parents and family can cheer on young runners.

5k and 10k
The 5k and 10k routes include a loop up to Bolberry Down, along the SW Coast path. The 5k heads back down a grassy meadow to the fisherman’s hut at Inner Hope and the slipway, then back through the festival site front entrance.

The 10k continues to Cartehole Point then back via the inland footpath, rejoining the outbound route and right at Bolberry Down, via the tarmac hill to Bolberry and back through the festival site rear entrance.

half marathon
This is a breathtaking route, which follows the South West Coast path, out towards Bolt Head after an early ascent to Bolt Tail and Bolberry Down, past Soar Mill Cove and turning around at the far end of South Sands in Salcombe, then back via the coast path, turning right down the tarmac road to Bolberry, finishing at the festival site rear entrance in Hope Cove.

marathon
This is a breathtaking route, which follows the South West Coast path, out towards Bolt Head after an early ascent to Bolt Tail and Bolberry Down, past Soar Mill Cove and turning around at the far end of South Sands in Salcombe, then back via the coast path, to Bantham and Averton Gifford, doubling back once more and finishing at the festival site via the front entrance in Hope Cove.

ultra
This is a breathtaking route, which follows the South West Coast path, out towards Bolt Head after an early ascent to Bolt Tail and Bolberry Down, past Soar Mill Cove and turning around at the far end of South Sands in Salcombe, then back via the coast path, to Bantham and Averton Gifford, doubling back and then adding on the 10k loop, before finishing at the festival site via the front entrance, in Hope Cove.

faqs

How do I book camping?
FESTIVAL TICKETS WITH CAMPING (INCLUDES 2 NIGHTS CAMPING, GUIDED RUN, BAND & SPEAKERS EVENING- FOREST SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN IS A SMALL ADDITIONAL FEE )

If you’ve already entered a race & want to book a Festival Ticket with camping use the Festival ticket link below

If you’ve entered one or more races and you or your family want to attend some of the events but don’t want to camp (eg Speakers Evening & Forest School) there are tickets for these options also.

Is there a charge for children ?
To book a place for your child for camping is only £10 but there is a small additional fee for forest school. Please register for a race on our Festival Booking page.
For families who don’t want to camp you can book Forest School places for an additional fee.
For the kids races, you have to register your child and pay a small entry fee.
For the music, kids go free (or we will run. tandem film night so kids can watch films instead but parents/guardians will have to accompany them)

When and where is Registration?
Registration for the upcoming events will be open on Friday evening and Saturday morning (times TBC)

The registration office is located in Outer Hope, which is the festival HQ and will be marked on the festival site.

For the Rock Hard Coast sea swim, registration will be at South Milton Beach from 12 noon. Swimmers will have to make their own way there. The swim will start at approximately 12.30pm

Forest School

You can drop your kids at forest school from 10am to 11 on Sunday or 3pm to 4pm, with our experienced and qualified forest school leader, while taking part in an event, or one of our guided wild swims.

To join the forest school, you can buy tickets separately or book weekender tickets (camping and parking).

Rock Hard Coast Sea Swim

We have extended the Rock Hard Coast Sea swim to Inner Hope and to make it a 1.5 mile guided event rather than a race.

Starting from South Sands beach, swimmers will swim through the needle to Inner Hope. A full safety team will be provided.

The swim forms part of the Something Wild Festival, based in Inner Hope and swimmers can leave their cars there, as well as booking camping in the festival field.

Itinerary - Sunday
Registration
11.00am to 12.00pm next to the Beach Shack and public toilets at Southern Sands.

12.00pm start of guided swim

1.30pm to 2.00pm expected finish at Inner Hope

**This is not a race but a guided 1.5 mile swim. Swimmers will have to make their own transport arrangements but can leave their cars at the festival site at Inner Hope.**

Kit List
- goggles
- swim cap
- tow buoy
- wetsuit optional

Rocky Horror Swim Run

The Rocky Horror Swim Run is part of the Something Wild Festival weekend in South Devon, with the events taking place at the beautiful Hope Cove.

It includes a LONG 16.5 mile swim run with 4 swim sessions and 3 run legs, a MEDIUM with 3 swim legs and 2 runs legs and a SHORT 7 mile swim run with 2 swim legs and 1 run leg.(All distances have two very short run sections at the beginning and end of less than 400m)

All participants will collect their race packs on Friday evening or Saturday morning at the festival site in Inner Hope.

Races will start just before high tide at 1.30pm from the festival site in Hope Cove.

Registration and the prize ceremony, take place at the festival site in Hope Cove.

What is the route?
All swim runs start and finish at the festival site in Hope Cove.
Swim runners will enter the water at Inner Hope for their first swim, via a marker buoy or one of our safety kayakers before running completing a10k loop towards Soar Cove following the south west coast path and back inland along the footpaths
Participants will then return to Inner Hope for their second swim.

What’s included:
- tag RFID mat timing
- branded swim cap
- professional water safety team
- marked route
- GPX files
- feed stations
- marshals
- prizes
- toilets and parking (there may be a small fee for parking at festival site)
- access to festival
- festival cafe and bar
- camping (optional extra)

  • Rocky Horror LONG 16.5 miles (swim 2000m/run 15.0 miles)
  • Rocky Horror Medium 13 miles (swim 1500m/run12 miles
  • Rocky Horror Short 7 miles (swim 1000m/run 6 miles)

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