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DURHAM COASTAL HALF MARATHON
Trail Outlaws present the Durham Coastal Trail Half Marathon. This race was previosuly hosted by the National Trust and is a very popular and challenging half marathon. Set on the scenic Durham Coastal Path. Whether you are starting out on the trails for the first time, or wanting to race this course for an event PB, this is for you.
The course is entirely off road, it is extremely challenging and very scenic. It is characterised by gently undulating sections along the cliff top coastal path interspersed with challenging descents and ascents through a series of denes. There are many steps to tackle along the way (approx 320). There is also a section through the picturesque woodland of Hawthorn Dene nature reserve. The course is approximately 13.1 miles and has been measured using GPS.
This truly is a fabulous fun trail event.
Do you want to take on the ultimate trails series Half Marathon challenge? Five challenging routes that you will need to complete to earn your exclusive hoodie and the chance to compete against other people in a league for prizes.
Route and Course Markings
Aid Stations/Check Points
There will be two check points. Sweets and water will be available at the check point. Sweets, water and fizzy drinks will be available at the end of the race.
The race checkpoint has first aid equipment for minor injuries. The start/finish area will also have first aid provision inculding a paramedic and an ambulance. Nearest local hospital:- Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP. Tel: 0191 565 6256
Shoes suitable for the ground conditions.
All finishers get a bespoke medal and a race t-shirt.
There are also male and female prizes for the categories shown below.
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Durham Coastal Half Marathon - 25/07/2021
08:30 - 09:40Noses PointOpens for race registration, pick up race numbers and race merchandise. Get shuttle to to Start Area
09:55Start AreaRace safety briefing
10:00Start/Finish AreaRace start!
12:00Start/Finish AreaAwards Presentation
13:00Start/Finish AreaRace cut off
Durham Coastal Half Marathon - Rules
- All competitors must be running under their own names and numbers. No swapping of numbers or running in another’s place will be accepted. If you are found to be running in another’s place you will be disqualified.
- You must log your number with race marshals at each check point. It is your responsibility to make sure the marshal takes your number.
- Any competitor who is deemed unfit to continue by the race directors, marshals or medics will be withdrawn from race. The decision will be FINAL.
- Runners must carry all mandatory equipment at all times during the race unless stated otherwise at Race Briefing by the Race Director. If found to be not carrying the required kit at any time, you will be disqualified.
- If you decide to retire from the race you must notify a marshal. You must surrender your race number and you will not be allowed to continue.
- Unsporting behaviour (cheating) will not be tolerated and result in immediate disqualification. This includes but not limited to, not carrying mandatory kit at all times, taking short cuts, use of PEDs.
- We strongly advise against the using of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs i.e Ibuprofen) during the events, as they are proven to cause harm during endurance events. Doing so against this advice is strictly at the competitor’s risk.
- All runners take full responsibility for their own navigation during the event.
- You must have your bib number visible at all times or easily accessible to show the Check Point team.
- If you do not leave an aid station before the cut off time you will not be allowed to continue for safety, cut-off times will be strictly enforced. If you get to the finish line after the final cut off you will unfortunately not be listed as an official finisher and will not be eligible for awards.
- Littering will result in immediate disqualification. We must respect the trails at all times. Some of our events take place in SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), and securing permission to host events in these areas is very difficult. If you litter you not only jeopardise the events future, but more importantly you jeopardise the area.
- Dogs are NOT allowed to take part in the event. They present a trip hazard to other runners and a risk of upsetting livestock of local land owners.
- Headphones are not permitted at the race. However, bone conducting ear phones are permitted.
- You do not have a right of way priority over any other users of the course, you must respect other users of the course throughout the duration of the event.
- The race has an ARC permit number and will be held under ARC rules. We recommend that you make yourself familiar with ARC rules specific to Trail running: http://www.runningclubs.org.uk/rules