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!