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South Point Trails - 5k Headtorch Race

  • Part of the 2019 South West Outdoor Festival weekend, but open to all!

  • 8pm, Friday evening race to kick start the weekend!

  • 5k Trail race of woodland tracks, parkland and coast

  • A totally different experience to run in the dark

  • Lovely wooden coaster race memento!




What -  The South Point Trails Headtorch 5k leaves the event village, goes uphill through a short section of woods and onto open farmland to the coast. Here you run high above the Atlantic for a section on newly routed path to enter the far end of Penrose Estate track. The race then follows the wide track through the pines and alongside the Loe Pool all the way back to the event village and finish line!

Who  -  Everyone!  5K is a very manageable distance and can be walked in around an hour. It is fairly flat and on good tracks and obvious paths that are signed with reflective markers and marshalled at major points.

When  -  Friday 27th September.  Registration (to collect your race number) from 7pm, race start 8pm.

Where  -  SWOF Event Village, The Stables @ Penrose. Find out more about the 2019 South West Outdoor Fest!

Parking - Higher Penrose Farm (follow SWOF signs!), Helston, TR13 0RB

Dogs  -  Unfortunately dogs may not accompany you running in this race.

Provided  -  Water Station during race.  Fully signed and Marshaled Route.  Professional Event medical cover.  Sweeper Runner.  

Included - Lovely wooden coaster race memento!

Entry closes midday Wednesday 25th September or when capacity is reached.  

Minimum age 16 years.

ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY.

By entering you agree to our privacy and terms and conditions.

Freedom Racing events largely take place off road, and can be on rough, rocky, muddy surfaces in potentially unforgiving outdoor locations and therefore have inherent risks associated with them. It is your responsibility to ensure you are fit and healthy to take part in them and aware of the nature of the event.

There are no refunds or substitutions for this event.  Places can be deferred to this or another event of a lesser or equivalent value with no refund on price given, until the close of entries for the race.  After this point no deferrals can be made.  The value of this entry can be deferred towards a more expensive race entry.


The Penrose estate has been cared for by the National Trust since 1974, thanks to public support from many people including our members, visitors and team of volunteers.   With 17 miles of footpaths and bridleways to walk, pedal and ride, acres to explore, a bunkhouse for those group stays and a weekly parkrun, there is plenty to do all year round.   If you would like to support the National Trust’s work looking after the Penrose estate you can support their current coast path project, become a member or donate.  Find out more from www.nationaltrust.org.uk/penrose, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/activecornwall 

The National Trust is a charity, looking after special places for ever, for everyone.  Registered charity number 205846