Foxtrail | Race 3 – 16K
FoxTrail is the Winter Running series based in and around the beautiful Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar, East Lothian. The five race series, set to the backdrop of East Lothian’s most iconic beaches, estuaries and coastline, will be centred primarily on the East Neuk of the county between Lochhouses and Belhaven beach, utilising what must be some of the most scenic trail routes in the country.
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The third race in our series is upping the ante! Based at FoxTrail HQ, Foxlake Adventures  16K of trail is the second longest in the series, a challenge in itself but also an excellent distance if you are training for the pinnacle of the FoxTrail series this year… the Harvest Moon Half Marathon. Venturing out to Belhaven Beach and the challenges it presents… 3.5K of sandy running is to be looked forward to as the route takes you out onto the spit of Belhaven Beach and the iconic bridge to nowhere. This is not one for the fainthearted, with challenging terrain throughout and the 3.5K stretch of beach exposed to the East Coast winds. The 16K is a challenging race to get you in gear for the Harvest Moon Half Marathon!

Entry Fee £17.50

16K Race Route

16K Race Route


Please note that there will be a mixture of different and challenging terrain on the route and conditions will be muddy, soft and very slippy in areas. We would recommend using trail running shoes for the race.


Race timetable


Race timetable

Race Registration 8.00am – 9.00am
Race Brief 9.05am
Race Start 9.15am


Parking will be located within the Foxlake car park and overflow car park. Please follow the link below for detailed directions to Foxlake, on site you will be directed to the correct parking area;

Dircections to Foxlake

Water Station

Water Station

The water station will be located just after the bridge to nowhere at the 10K mark. Free Tea or Coffee with a biscuit, will be provided after the race.

Whats Included

Whats Included

All runners will receive their race number and safety pins at registration. And tea/ coffee and biscuits after the race.

Route Marshaling

Route Marshaling/ Marking

All routes are way marked with tape and signposts, and marshals will be situated at key points in the race.

Please remember to double check the route map before the race start.

Final route maps can be found on the race info pages released prior to the event day.



The FoxTrail Winter Running Series is covered by event/public Liability Insurance, all racers and spectators that attend the event and participate at their own risk.

Prizes/ Medals

Prizes/ Medals

The top three men and woman in each race will receive our coveted handmade medals and a goodie bag with prizes from our generous sponsors 2Pure, Nathan, and Feetures.

The overall series winner will be announced on the final race day, to be eligible for the series winner award you must enter at least 4 of the 6 events. For those who entering the full series, your top 4 rankings will be the ones to count.

A veteran’s series winner will be announced at the final race only, so definitely not one to miss!

There will also be sponsored spot prizes given out on race days.



Race marshals will have minor first aid kits and a radio/ mobile phone if further assistance is required, the majority of marshals are also qualified firs aiders.

The race start/ finish area will also have first aid provisions and first aid qualified staff.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

In the event of extreme weather the race may be cancelled and re-arranged for a later date. In the event of this race being cancelled we have marked Sunday 18th of December as the reserve date. Regretably we are unable to offer refunds for participants unable to make the reserve date.



Wherever possible please share transport to and from the event with other runners and help us reduce the carbon footprint of our events.

A train from Edinburgh is available to/ from Dunbar train station and then via bus (East Linton bound buses, ask for Foxlake Adventures) or a taxi. Bus times are infrequent; a taxi may be more suited to race times.

Train Times

Central Belt Train Timetable

Edin 0707– Dunbar 0727

Dunbar 1138– Edin 1205 OR Dunbar 1308–  Edin 1338

Local Taxi Firm

Torrance Taxis; 01368862612

Kit List

Kit List

Trainers/ trail running shoes recommended

Running clothing suitable to weather conditions- remember this is a winter event series!

Warm clothes for after the race will be needed, a kit store will be available at Foxlake Adventures.