Summit Wild Half Marathon
Sun 1 Sep 2024 Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

Something Wild Festival | Summit Wild Half Marathon

A stunning but tough half marathon trail race taking in the South West Coast Path for runners (and walkers) of all abilities with chip timing and medals for all plus an uplifting festival vibe!

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  • Sun 1 Sep 2024
Hope Cove, Kingsbridge

Summit Wild Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles trail running


The Something Wild Festival has the stunning venue of Hope Cove and the South West Coast path once again this year!


The trail races follow 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 races are within view of the campsite, offering the perfect vantage point to spectators and family members. The festival site is also the fulcrum for the trail running and swim run events.


  • An annual festival - now in its 10th year!
  • Wonderful venue and routes
  • Scenery of the Avon and Salcombe estuaries
  • Some of the best sections of the SW Coast Path
  • Full weekend itinerary, or event-only
  • Camping, music, local food and beer
  • Live acoustic guitar music around the campfire
  • Expert speakers line-up
  • Family-friendly with kids runs and forest schools

This event is part of Something Wild Festival.

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Traders at event

Weekend itinerary

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!



  • 15:00 | Festival opens
  • 17:00 | Event registration opens
  • 17:00 | Festival cafe and bar opens for the weekend (all diets catered for)
  • 18:00 | Guided evening run (for all ages and abilities including families) 
  • 19:00 | Evening with speakers begins + film night for kids in an adjacent tent
  • 21:00 | Guided night run (for all ages and abilities including families)
Listen to inspirational speakers whilst the children are entertained
Children can have film night in an adjacent tent.


  • 09:00 | Event registration opens for 5K and 10K
  • 09:00 | Guided run and movement session with movement maestro, Jo Kelly
  • Morning yoga too
  • 10:00 | 5K and 10K runs start
  • 10:00 - 12:00 | Forest Schools
  • 10:00 | Event registration opens for SwimRuns and the Rock Hard Coast Swim (South Milton Beach)
  • 12:30 | Rock Hard Coast Sea Swim starts
  • 13:30 | SwimRuns start (short, medium, long)
  • 13:30 - 15:30 | Forest Schools
  • 16:00 | Kids races start in festival field (under 8s and 8-12 years)
  • 19:30 | Speakers evening at the Reading Rooms
  • 19:00 | Music, bar and campfires at the festival site in the festival tent
  • 21:00 | Live music
Kids races
Included with your weekend festival ticket!


  • 08:00 | Marathon and Ultra start
  • 10:00 | Half Marathon start
  • Forest Schools in the morning
  • Forest Schools in the afternoon
  • 17:30 | Presentation evening
  • 18:00 | Site closes


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 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.

  • Accommodation
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Coast
  • Entertainment
  • Free parking
  • Music
  • Rural
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Hope Cove

Festival site

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!

Stunning sea views


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.

Other accommodation

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 £10.

  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Own water only
  • Single start
  • Undulating
  • Way markers

This half marathon 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.


Route description

This is a breathtaking 13-mile route, which follows the South West Coast path, out towards Bolt Head after an early ascent to Bolt Tail and Bolberry Down, past Soar Mill Cove and turning around at the far end of South Sands in Salcombe, then back via the coast path, turning right down the tarmac road to Bolberry, finishing at the festival site rear entrance in Hope Cove.

Route map

Something Wild Festival trail race route map

Cut off time

3 hours 30 minutes.


  • Bring your own cup
  • Plastic bottle free
  • Recycling


  • Professionally-organised trail run in a stunning location
  • Race pack including number
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Instant results
  • Medical support
  • Finishers medal for all
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals in each of the three age categories 
  • Opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and activities of the festival weekend


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.

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
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Entry fees

Entry fee


I thoroughly enjoyed this whole weekend experience, adding in wild camping was a plus. I went with my two children who could stay in the forest school sessions arranged while I was out running! They loved it. I did the 10k run which was stunning along the coastline and back through lanes and over fields. Very community good-feel event with a fire pit and music on one evening. Highly recommend. My kids want to go back next year! (Maria Wilhelmsson)


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