Runaway Racing

Race details

Next edition - 14th September 2024

Run the stunning Suffolk Coastal Path from Lowestoft to Aldeburgh.

The 3rd edition of the Suffolk Coastal Path 50K will take place on Saturday, 14th September 2024.

The race starts in Lowestoft and takes runners south, along the stunning coastal trail through Southwold, Dunwich and along to a seafront finish in Aldeburgh.

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50K Ultra Marathon

£62/£60 (UKA affiliated)

There's 21 weeks until this race, get your entry in soon!

  • Coach Transfer to start - To add the coach transfer to your entry, please click here

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Key Information

Date
Saturday 14th September 2024
Start Time
08:30
Start point
Lowestoft Lifeguard Corps
Finish
Moot Hall, Aldeburgh
Distance / Elevation
50K / 120m+
Transfer to start
Yes - Book during sign-up
Max Runners
350
Time Limit
9 hours
Navigation
Fully Marked
UTMB Index
UTMB World Series Index Race
Price
£62/£60 (UKA affiliated)
Minimum Age
20
Dogs permitted
No
License
TRA Permit No. 6198. Race held under UKA rules.

You will find Precision Fuel & Hydration products at all our aid stations. Check out their planner to tune up your race nutrition.

Launch Planner

Image Highlights

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Route Map

Event Downloads

Last updated - Feb 2024

Info document
A downloadable PDF with all key race information.
GPX File
A raw GPX track of the route.
OS Maps
Route trace via Ordnance survey maps, subscription required to view OS map layer.
Garmin
Route via Garmin Connect.
Google Maps
Interactive route viewable using the Google Maps app
Printable Map
An A4 map of the route to print at home.

Route Description

Starting on the seafront in Lowestoft runners will embark on a 50km point-to-point run along the Suffolk Coastal Path to Aldeburgh.

Along with toilets at CP1, CP2 & CP4 there are several other public toilets available along the route.

Checkpoints

CP 1 - Kessingland
6.8km
WC
CP 2 - Reydon
21.8km
WC
CP 3 - Dunwich Church
34.1km
CP 4 - Sizewell
43km
WC

Videos

Previous editions

Suffolk Coastal Path 50K 2023
Suffolk Coastal Path 50K 2022

Entrants List

The entrant list updates once every 24 hours.

Name

Club

Gemma Abbott
none
Paul Addison
none
Sandra Aluzaite
none
Matthew Badcock
none
Stacey Baker
none
Gary Bickerton
none
Michelle Birdsall
Macclesfield Harriers
Adelaide Boon
none
Ali Borrman
none
Emma Bouttell
UKA
Nicola Bowles
none
James Bowmaker
none
John Bradfield
Lonely Goat RC
Billy Bradley
none
Clive Brooks
none
Rupert Bulgin
Witham Running Club
Matt Burke
none
Daniel Butler
none
Andrew Buttigieg
none
Rory Byrne
none
Joshua Cantwell
none
Matthew Cartledge
London Heathside AC
Mark Carvosso
none
Nicola Chadwick
none
Charlotte Chapman
Bude RATs
Daniel Christen
none
Lesley Clark
none
Joseph Clarke
none
Will Clennell
none
Chris Cole
none
Jamie Cole
none
Josh Collins
none
Jessica Collins
none
Luke Collins
none
Lindsey Colman
Southend AC
Jon Cooke
Saffron striders
Chris Cottle
Run Redbourn
Paul Cracknell
none
Beth Cradick
none
Charley De Greef
none
Michael Dean
Lonely Goat
Johanna Dear
Leighton Buzzard Athletic Club
Tom Denlegh-Maxwell
none
Lucy Denny
none
James Denselow
Hitchin Hares
Sophie Dimbleby
none
Alex Dodds
none
Chris Drake
none
Timothy Earl
Waveney Valley AC
Sam Edwards
none
Sarah Emmins
none
Kate Evans
none
Jen Farthing
none
Jon Farthing
none
Joe Feerick
none
Alexander Flory
none
Katie Franks
none
Ben Frisby
none
Christopher Fuller
Saxmundham Running & Fitness Club
Andrew Godden
none
William Gordon
none
Julie Graves
Haverhill Running club
Luke Hamill
none
Katie Harrison
none
Jill Harrison
none
Robin Harrison
none
Sally Hart
none
Kate Hayward-Brackenbury
Woodbridge Shufflers
Steven Head
none
Steven Higginson
none
Rebecca Higson
none
Rory Hill
none
Craig Hill
none
Mark Holt
none
Dan Horton
none
Nick Hudson
none
Stephen Hullock
Serpentine RC
Jamie Jackson
none
Andrew Joslin
none
Emily Joyce
none
Rachel Kearton
Woodbridge Shufflers
Amy Kenworthy
Norwich Road Runners
Ben Kidman
none
Leigh Kinch
none
Sasha Klaas
none
Gary Lambert
none
Gary Lashko
none
Stephanie Laurence
Bure valley harriers
Oliver Leech
none
James Lester
none
Sean Locke
none
Joshua Lockhart
none
Thanh Ly
Chiltern Harriers
Leigh Marshall
none
Simon Massey
none
Beth Mccallum
none
Phil Mccormack
none
Thomas McGinley
none
Scott McMillan
none
Joanne McMillan
none
Campbell McMorran
Norwich Road Runners
Mark Mellor
Tunbridge Wells Harriers
Brad Miller
none
Chris Miller
none
Mark Mitchell
none
Harly Moon
none
Dane Moore
none
Richard Moores
none
Rachel Morgan
none
Claire Morhall
Boxted Runners
Kieran Morling
none
Harry Mortlock
none
Caroline Nairn
none
Rob Negus
none
Lilla O'Connor
Springfield Striders
Hamish Ogilvie
Woodbridge Shufflers
Rebecca Oldman-Hands
none
Jane Oldman-Hands
none
Alan Oliver
Kesgrave Kruisers
Alexandru Pavel
none
Becky Pavey
Maidstone Harriers
Steve Payne
none
Lee Payne
none
Kristiina Penttinen
none
Sam Peters
Saint Edmund Pacers
Dominic Pope
none
David Price
none
Justin Punt
none
Katie Quayle
none
Matthew Quayle
none
Simon Quinn
none
David Raimondo
Saffron Striders
Teresa Reed
none
Paul Robb
none
Jack Rodway
none
Jonty Scott
none
Stephen Simpson
none
Jordan Smith
none
Justin Smith
none
Kevin Spiers
none
Lewis Spurgin
Norfolk Gazelles
Lisa Squirrell
Woodbridge Shufflers RC
Elliott Stark
none
Russell Stebbings
none
Emma Stollery
none
Andrea Stone
none
Ellie Stradling
Thetford AC
Dave Strobridge-Smith
none
Sophia Stylianou
Watford Joggers
Neil Thomas
London Heathside
Bradley Thompson
none
Ed Tollemache
none
Paul Toyloy
none
Jonathan Tripp
Lonely Goat RC
Kathryn Trumpess
none
Tom Underhill
none
Mike Waywell
none
Stuart Webb
none
Marcus Webb
none
Lewis Wells
none
Jonathan Wignall
none
Lucy Wignall
none
Matthew Wisbey
none
Tom Worthington
none
Mark Wright
none
Louise Wright
none
Steve Wright
none
Daniel Zipfel
none

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Race Navigation
Race checkpoints

Aid stations

There are four aid stations at 6.8, 21.8, 34 & 43km. Please note the first aid station will have fluids only due to how early it is into the route.

  • Water
  • Coke
  • Precision Fuel & Hydration - PH 1000 Electrolyte Drink (pre-mixed)
  • Precision Fuel & Hydration - PF 30 Gels
  • Precision Fuel & Hydration - PF 30 Chews
  • Selection of crisps and sweets
  • Chia Charge Mini Flapjacks
  • Selection of Fresh fruit (banana, orange, watermelon)
Event base

Event base

Our start is at Lowestoft Volunteer Lifeguard Corps on Lowestoft Beach, we are very grateful to them for their support.

We would recommend parking at the finish and using the coach transfer to the start, this leaves at 7am (45 min journey time), and can be booked during sign-up.

At the finish line in Aldeburgh you will be surrounded by the beautiful sea front with plenty of pubs, restaurants and ice cream vans to choose from.

View on Google Maps

Required Gear

Required gear

All runners will be required to carry the following items for the entirety of the run:

  • Mobile phone (emergency number saved - 07874 947339)
  • Route map on watch/phone + paper map (provided)
  • Refillable water/hydration system (0.5L min)
  • Cash or bank card

Entry details

Registration is £68 (or £66 to affiliated runners), runners must be aged 20 years or older.

  • Entry to the 50km race
  • Event permitted by the TRA
  • Finishers medal
  • Chip timing with live results
  • Four on-route aid stations
  • Course wide medical support
  • Bag drop
  • Coach transfer - £7 add-on

Entry details

Event FAQs

We've answered some common questions below. Please contact us if you have any further queries.

How difficult is this race?

Our 50K race is considered a fast and approachable event for all runners. Unlike our other ultras this race is predominately flat and will allow you to keep a consistent pace during the entire 50K.

The terrain is a mixture of paved paths, dirt trails and country lanes and this will suit anyone transitioning to trail running from a road running background. The main challenge at this event is to ensure you pace the first 75% of the race at a managable speed to leave enough in the tank for the last stretch.

Do I need to qualifiy?

No, there are no qualifiying standards required to enter this race.

I'm worried about getting lost?

Our route will be marked throughout with orange signage/ribbons, along with marshals at several key points. Course checkers will be out during the race ensuring that signage remains in place.

We ask runners to make sure they have access to the route via a phone or watch, to act as a backup in an emergency.

What are the cut-off times for this race?

There is an overall 9-hour time limit for this race. Anyone running significantly behind this time at each checkpoints will be monitored and maybe advised to stop for safety reasons.

Where can toilets be found at this event?

There will be fixed seperate male & female toilets at the start and finish. Toilets will also be available at or near our three checkpoints. The route also passess many public toilets along the coast line.

Are there changing facilities available?

No, unfortunately we cannot provide changing facilities at this event.

How do I get to/from the start/finish?

As this race starts and finishes in different locations you will need to think about how to get to/back to your car. The easiest option is to take advantage of our coach service. This enables runners to park at the finish, and then take a coach to the start line before the race. This can be booked during registration.

What shoes would you recommend?

We would recommend light trail running shoes for this race. The paths are non-technical, but there will be plenty of varied and uneven terrain. There are several sections on paved paths and country lanes, so don't wear anything too minimal, unless you are used to it. Some runners have opted for road running shoes in the past, but please only do this if you are confident in maintaining stability on uneven or soft ground.

What prizes are awarded at this event?

There are awards for the top three male and female finishers overall, along with age category awards for FV40, MV40, FV50, MV50, FV60, MV60, FV70, MV70.

How do I follow the route using my phone or watch?

Most GPS watches allow you to upload a GPX file of the route for you to follow whilst running. Typically this is done by loading the GPX file into the app (i.e Garmin Connect), and then syncing your phone/watch together.

If you don't have a GPS watch we would recommend using OS Maps (£20/year) or Strava Premium (£48/year).

Withdrawal options

By entering our race, you agree to the following withdrawal policy. This policy applies to all runners with the exception of women of cannot compete due to pregnancy.

Withdrawal date
Credits issued
More than 4 weeks before race day
90%

Credits can be used on future race entries, any time during the following 2 years.

Withdrawal requests must be completed online via our manage booking functionality.

Manage Booking
Event withdrawal

Superb information before we got there. The people at the aid stations were incredible well done to all involved. Brilliant event 👍

Nick

Suffolk Coastal Path 50K, 2023

I had an awesome time at the Suffolk Coastal Path 50K yesterday. Kudos to all the organisers and volunteers. It was a very well organised event!

Dylan

Suffolk Coastal Path 50K, 2023

Event partners

National Trust
She Races
Precision Fuel & Hydration
UTMB World Series
Ugoku Projects
Runaway Racing Trig Point Illustration

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