Age 11 & over
The Something Wild Festival has the stunning new venue of Hope Cove and the South West Coast path this year!
The trail races follow some of the favourite routes between Salcombe and Aveton Gifford, with Outer Hope Cove at the heart of the festival weekend.
With its own luscious camping field just a stone's throw from the idyllic Hope Cove, the shorter races are within view of the campsite, offering the perfect vantage point to spectators and family members.
This event is part of Something Wild Festival.
Such a great value weekend with so much included! The 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra, SwimRuns and the Rock Hard Coast Sea Swim events may be booked separately and are at an additional cost. Everything else is included in your Weekend Festival ticket!
The Something Wild Festival is super family-friendly so come and make a weekend of it! There are plenty of activities throughout the weekend including kids races, forest schools, fun food and drinks bar, film night, outdoor yoga, walks, book swap, BBQ and Capture the Flag too!
There will be guided walks as part of your Weekend Festival ticket however you are also welcome to walk the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon events.
Well-behaved dogs on leads are allowed and you can also run with your dog on a harness as per canicross rules of the Trail Running Association.
2023 speakers line-up has now been finalised and includes:
Jo enjoys racing all over the world, selected to run for GB in the World Trail champs (her best is 7th) and in the 100km champs (her best is 4th).
Jo is a crazy ultra runner….on roads, in the mountains, through deserts and on trails. She has been a runner for a long time working hard towards her goals. She is also a passionate physiotherapist. Her working week is split in two; self employed in Exeter and employed by the English Institute of Sport in Bath treating funded athletes on their journey to Tokyo. In her spare time she can be found on Dartmoor, baking and drinking gin…not necessarily in that order!
An artist who focuses on form and the process of movement in water, specialising in open water swimming.
Jo has been working with runners and many other athletes for over 20 years, developing his understanding of human movement and locomotion.
He believes movement freedom is the ultimate aim of any training programme, which should give us the tools to become our own coach in our chosen sport. Jo has appeared in several best seller books on running.
The farmer has kindly given access to his fields, overlooking the idyllic Hope Cove, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better location to wake up to in the south west. It is close to ideal swimming spots in Hope Cove, East Soar and Bantham Bay.
This year, there will be a camp village and festival village, which will be clearly separated to allow flow and easy access and there'll be two lovely venues for the speakers evening!
The campsite is suitable for up to 50 tents, parking and camper vans, as well as and serving as the base for all the trail events, which is an ideal vantage point for spectators.
This year there will be extra toilet facilities and basic shower facilities.
If camping isn’t your thing, there are plenty of Air BNB places around Hope Cove and the South Hams. Burton Farm is perhaps the nearest, as the farmer owns the festival fields. It’s a charming restored 15th century farmhouse, set among 325 acres.
Parking is available at the campsite for £5.
This 5K event is part of the Something Wild Festival which has Devon's best trail running routes at its heart, with routes featuring the stunning South West Coast Path.
The 5K route includes a loop up to Bolberry Down, along the SW Coast path. Then heads back down a grassy meadow to the fisherman’s hut at Inner Hope and the slipway, then back through the festival site front entrance.
Results will be posted live at Webscorer. You can download the free Webscorer app (for iPhone or Android) to your phone and view the results immediately if the mobile signal allows. Otherwise they will be published on the website following the weekend.
It was a beautiful day, the route was epic and the marshalls were lovely. The after-party speakers were all really interesting and the vibe from everyone was really positive. A definite for next years race diary. Emily R