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4th August 2022

Five reasons to run the Suffolk Coastal Path 50K

Our new ultra-marathon on the east coast launches on September 10th, here's why you should be on the start list.

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The Suffolk Coastal Path 50K will take place on September 10th on the coastal trails between Lowestoft and Aldeburgh.

Are you tempted to sign up? Here are five reasons to push you over the edge.

1. PB Potential

Unlike our other ultra races, the Suffolk Coastal Path route is predominately flat, with no significant hills to tackle.

The various small lumps and bumps add just 100-150m of elevation gain, a negligible amount over such a long distance.

We can't guarantee a 50K PB, but you won't get many better chances.

View looking east towards Halesworth and Walberswick

2. Permission to race along a unique coastline

The Suffolk Coastal Path and its surrounding landscape is teeming with wildlife, and much of the area has been protected through Site of Special Scientific Interest designation.

We've worked carefully with National Trust, RSPB and Natural England to gain their support and obtain permission to put on the event.

A percentage of your race fee will be donated to these organisations to help with the maintenance and conservation of the area.

RSPB Minsmere

3. Easy access to the start

We are running a coach service to the start line to keep logistics simple on race day - This allows you to park directly at the finish and not worry about travelling anywhere after the race.

You must pre-book a seat to use this service.

Belle Coaches

4. Expert support from local organisations

With Suffolk being new territory for us, it was important to join forces with the local community.

We are delighted to have Suffolk Lowland Search & Rescue (SULSAR) and Lowestoft Road Runners supporting our marshalling efforts along the route.

SULSAR will also be providing first aid and communications, helping us deliver a safe and fun event for all.


5. Sea front finish in Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh is a pretty coastal town with great views and plenty of history.

Our seafront finish line at Moot Hall is equidistant from a refreshing dip in the sea and plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops on the high street. Not a bad place to hang out after the race.

Moot Hall, Aldeburgh

We very much hope to see you on race day - Click here to enter Suffolk Coastal Path 50k

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Our trail running races

Greensand Country 50K 50km - 26th May 2024
Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon 21.2km - 16th June 2024
Dunstable Downs Half Marathon 21.2km - 14th July 2024
Suffolk Coastal Path 50K 50km - 14th September 2024
North Chilterns 50K 50km - 13th October 2024
Chiltern Ridge Winter 50K 50km - 16th November 2024
Chiltern Hills Invitational 10km - 8th December 2024
Chiltern Ridge Ultra 50K 50km - 5th April 2025
Hughenden Trail 10K 10K - Spring 2025 (TBC)
Chiltern Hills 100K 100k - 26th April 2025
Tewinbury Trail 10K 10km - 8th June 2025

Past results & photos

Not sure which race to choose, check out our past event results and photos.

Results & photos

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