Race Info

Beach Race - Bournemouth is a low tide beach run along the beautiful shoreline of Bournemouth Beach heading out towards Sandbanks Beach. You start and finish on the west side of the pier. Both 5km and 10km distances are available to enter.

Welcome to Beach Race - Race The Tide! A running race which is actually on the beach!

Location
Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

Date
Summer Event: Sun 21st July 2019
Winter Event: Sun 20th October 2019

Time
Runs start from;

Summer Event: 07:30am
Winter Event: 09:00am

5km Distance

The 5km distance is one lap, starting from the west side of the pier and heading up towards Branksome Beach before turning back. The low tide provides a good hard packed sand to run on . There are a number of groynes serving as man-made obstacles you will have to negotiate. Most are no more than 2 to 3 feet high and can be jumped or stepped over.

5km is the perfect distance if you are just starting out with running or even just fancy walking it! Do it solo or enter a team to do it with.

Enter 5km

10km Distance

The 10km distance is one lap, starting from the west side of the pier and heading up towards Branksome Beach and then on towards Sandbanks Beach before hitting the 5km halfway point and coming back to the finish.

The low tide provides a good hard packed sand to run on . There are a number of groynes serving as man-made obstacles you will have to negotiate. Most are no more than 2 to 3 feet high and can be jumped or stepped over.

10km is a great step up from the 5km distance. Ideal for runners looking to go a little further and perfect for regular 10km competitors who are looking to do something a little different.

Enter 10km

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Finisher's T-Shirt
  • Custom Medal
  • Post race sweets, bananas and bottled water
  • Chip Timed (times sent by SMS and on our website)
  • Trophies for 5km and 10km, 1st to 3rd and 1st Vet (40+) Male\Female, Fastest Team

RACE SCHEDULE:

  • 10 Days before the event, race numbers will be posted out

Race Day

Sun 21st July 2019 - (Summer Edition)

  • 06:30am - Race HQ Opens (West side of the Pier)
  • 07:15am - 07:25am - Start to assemble for race start
  • 07:30am - 07:50am - (Rolling Race Start)

Sun 20th October 2019 - (Winter Edition)

  • 08:00am - Race HQ Opens (West side of the Pier)
  • 08:40am - 08:55am - Start to assemble for race start
  • 09:00am - 09:20am - (Rolling Race Start)

Course Time Limit for 5K and 10k

  • The event cut off is 2 hours after the last runner crosses the start line for both distances

Course Support

  • Marshalls on the course and at both 5km and 10km turn points.
  • First aid at the event hub
  • 5K - There is a water station at the 5km turn point (2.5km)
  • 10K - There are water stations at 2.5km/7.5km

Medical

  • There will be first aid response at the start\finish hub with a first aid response car on the promenade. If you experience any medical issues, please go to the nearest course marshall on the beach.

Timing and Race Results

  • Your timing chip will be on the back of your race bib. Results will be based on chip time and results will be sent to your phone via SMS text and also available via the website.