South Point Trails - Marathon and Half Marathon races

  • Longer races for even more fun!

  • Routes maximising time spent on the stunning South West Coastpath

  • Half Marathon race to Poldhu and back

  • LONG ‘Marathon’ race to the British mainlands most southerly point, Lizard Point, and back again!

  • Fully signed, well supported friendly races!

  • T Shirts for all starters, Medals for all finishers!

What -  The South Point Trails Marathon & Half Marathon races are on the stunning Cornish coastline and follow the world famous South West Coastpath! Both races leave the Penrose Estate tracks to join the coastline, then head South!

The Half Marathon hugs the coast and takes runners along the Loe Bar, through Gunwalloe Fishing Cove & Church Cove, to Poldhu, where the route is re-traced back to the Penrose and finish line in the event village.

The Marathon race follows the same route out to Poldhu as the Half, but carries on through Mullion, the windswept Predannack Cliffs, famous Kynance Cove and through the Lizard Village to Lizard Point, the most southerly point of mainland Britain! From here it follows the coastpath all the way back to the Penrose and finish line back inside the event village. Due to the change in venue for the races this is now around 29 miles long - we wanted it to still visit Lizard Point, mainlands most southerly point!

There are checkpoints with food and drink at Poldhu and Kynance, so accessed twice at by the Half Marathon runners (at Poldhu on out and back) and 4 times in total by the Marathon. To reduce waste both races are cupless - you will need to bring your own folding cup or hydration bottles to use during the race and at checkpoints. See HERE.

Who  -  Anyone! The South West Coastpath is well signed but will have extra race specific arrows on the route as well, and we are very happy for walkers to take part in either event.

Kit List - These races are longer and need a degree of kit, please see HERE for Kit List and be sure to have it with you during the race!

When  -  Saturday 16th November.  Registration (to collect your race number) from 9am. Marathon race start 10am, Half Marathon race start 11 am.

Where  -  Helston parkrun meeting area / Fairground car park

Parking - Fairground car park, Porthleven Road, Helston TR13 0RA

Dogs  -  Sorry dogs may not accompany you during these races.

Provided  -  Checkpoints with food and drink.  Fully signed and Marshaled Route.  Professional Event medical cover. 

Included - Cotton T Shirt for all starters AND Medal for all finishers!

Entry closes midday Wednesday 13th November or when capacity is reached.  

Minimum age 16 years.


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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, 

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