Race details

A point to point 50km ultra marathon along the Suffolk Coastal Path.

We will be back next year, a provisional date has been set for Saturday 9th September 2023.

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.

The route passes through several stunning natural habitats, including Benacre, Dingle Marshes, Walberswick and RSPB Minsmere.

The flat profile makes this a very runnable race that will no doubt see fast times, while also offering a fantastic environment for those taking on the ultra distance for the first time.

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50K Ultra Trail

£68 unaffiliated / £66 affiliated

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Key Information

Date
Saturday 9th September 2022 (TBC)
Start Time
0830
Start point
Lowestoft Lifeguard Corps.
Finish
Moot Hall, Aldeburgh
Distance / Elevation
50km / 120m+
Bus transfer
Coaches will be available to take runners from the finish to the start.
Runners
200
Time Limit
8.5 hours
Navigation
Arrow markers and orange ribbons
Terrain
Dirt Trails - 63% | Paved/tarmac paths - 18% | Country lanes - 17% | Sand/Shingle - 2%
UTMB Qualifier
Yes - 50K Index
Price
TBC

Please scroll down to find a list of resources, such as GPX files, maps, videos and more.

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Route Description

Starting on sea front in Lowestoft runners will embark on a 50km point to point run along the Suffolk Coastal Path. The trail meanders its way along the East Coast providing a huge variety of running.

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

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

Event resources

Last updated - 6th Sept - Race briefing added

GPX File
OS Maps
Garmin
Google Maps
Printable map
Essential info doc (PDF)
Route Fly-through video
Race briefing video

Latest Updates

Pre-order race t-shirt
11 Aug 2022

The official race t-shirt is now available for pre-order, click the image to view.

Flythrough video
26 July 2022

Route Map

Race Navigation

Route Navigation

This race will be fully marked, with our orange arrow markers and ribbons.

Marshals will be out on the course aiding navigation at road crossings and busier sections.

All runners must carry a digital version of the route, either on a watch or phone, just in-case you find yourself off course. There will also be printed maps available at registration.

Race checkpoints

Aid stations

All our checkpoints will act as timing points and feed stations. These will contain the following items:

  • Water
  • Coke
  • Mountain fuel electrolyte drink (pre-mixed)
  • Mountain fuel energy gels
  • Selection of crisps and sweets
  • Tribe energy bars
  • Fresh fruit
Event base

Event base

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

There will be free coffee available during registration, and several public toilets closeby.

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 registration.

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.

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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)
  • Route map on watch/phone or paper map (provided)
  • Windproof or light jacket (subject to weather conditions)
  • Refillable water/hydration system (0.5L min)
  • Cash or bank card

Entry details

Registration is £TBC (or £TBC 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 - £TBC add-on

Entry details

Withdrawal options

By entering our race, you agree to the following withdrawal policy. This policy applies to all runners and no exceptions can be made.

Withdrawal date
Race Credits
More than 12 weeks before race day
75%
4-12 weeks before race day
50%
2-4 weeks before race day
25%
Less than two weeks to race day
0%

To make a withdrawal request, please follow the button below and fill in the form.

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Event partners

National Trust
Mountain Fuel
UTMB World Series
Athletic Brewing
Tribe
Ugoku Projects

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