Sat 2 Dec 2023 Plymouth, Devon, UK

Race The Light | Classic 8.5 Miles

The original Race The Light will be back at Mothecombe on the Erme Estuary for a 7th time in 2023.

  • Sat 2 Dec 2023
Mothecombe, Plymouth

Classic 8.5 Miles



All ages

  • 8.5 miles trail running


It’s the original Race The Light Classic – 8.5 miles of shadowy estuarine trails, meandering through the privately owned Flete Estate. There’s a double crossing of the River Erme estuary so it’s a race against the light.. and the tide. So wet feet from the off! The race starts at the bottom of the slipway on Coastguards Beach, and finishes with a mighty uphill climb to the SchoolhouseDevon restaurant, high above the water. Each finisher will receive a bespoke Race The Light medal. New For 2023. Race The Light – ERME & HAMS Half Marathon – Taking in the Classic route with an extra 5 miles thrown in for good measure, including some sublime South Hams SWCP running back to the Erme estuary. But beware. You have to get to the final crossing within 3 hours – or it’s a swim across!

This event is part of Race The Light.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers


  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Marshals

What's included

  • Medal


  • All ages
  • Enter online

Other races at event

  • Sat 2 Dec 2023
  • #2 of 2
Mothecombe, Plymouth

ERME & HAMS Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles trail running