Foxtrail | Race 5 – HALF MARATHON
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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FOXTRAIL WINTER RUNNING SERIES, 

RACE FIVE HALF MARATHON, HARVEST MOON 

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11TH, 2017

Overview

A new distance in the series this year is the launch of the Harvest Moon Half Marathon. For the past two years this has been an epic 20K race with all elements thrown at it, snow, sleet, rain, and wind, you name it, we’ve had it! Launching from the Harvest Moon Treehouses this race has been a series highlight for many of our runners in past years. And this year we have launched the enhanced version by upping the distance up to Half Marathon (21.1K). It is sure to be up there with some of the most challenging Half Marathons the UK has to offer.

The route will take in some spectacular views of the coast, snaking through mature woodland, farm paths and clifftop viewpoints, not to mention some deep river crossings.  Hold onto some energy for the final 3K stretch as it drops down onto the sand at Tyninghamme Beach with the final river crossing of the Peffer Burn to finish… getting wet on this one is inevitable! Certainly not one for the faint hearted, trail running shoes are recommended to cope with the variety of terrains.

With finishers medals for all runners in the Half marathon and a classic FoxTrail photo-op at the Peffer Burn we promise you will be delighted with this as the pinnacle of the FoxTrail series.

Entry Fee £27.50




Half Marathon Race Route

Half Marathon Race Route

Terrain

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 and a relatively large section will be on the sand. We would recommend using trail running shoes for the race.

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Race timetable

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Race timetable

Race Registration 8.00am – 8.45am
Race Brief 8.45am
Race Start 9.00am

 

Parking

Parking is located a couple hundred meters from HQ and will be fully signposted (note it is quite a bumpy road)

Follow the link below to see the location of the event;

https://goo.gl/yKOKFt

Water Station

Water Station
/Refreshments

Free Tea or Coffee with a biscuit, will be provided after the race.

Water station will be located at the start/ finish area and runners will pass through twice during the race (~10K and ~15k).

Whats Included

Whats Included

All finishers will receive a Harvest Moon Half Marathon Finishers medal.

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, with this being the longest FoxTrail event it is crucial you study the map prior to race day.

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

Insurance

Insurance

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

All finishers will receive a Harvest Moon Half Marathon finishers medal, and 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.

Medical

Medicals

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 Saturday 18th February as the reserve date. Regretably we are unable to offer refunds for participants unable to make the reserve date.

Transport

Transport

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 transport to Harvest Moon is available via taxi.

Train  times 

Central Belt Train Timetable

Edin 0707 – Dunbar 0727

Dunbar 1105- Edin 1137 OR Dunbar 1138 – Edin 1205

Local Taxi Firm

Torrance Taxis; 01368862612

Kit List

Kit List

Trainers/ trail running shoes recommended to cope with terrain.

Although we have water stops, a hydration system / bottle may not be a bad idea along with race food/ snacks. remember this is one of the more exposed races, so think carefully about clothing.

Warm clothing for after the event – remember this is a winter event series!

RACE SERIES LEADERBOARD

A race leader board will be available here… more info to follow.