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 2nd, 2019

Overview

The Harvest Moon Half Marathon has grown from an epic 21.1km race to a half marathon distance. This year we see the third annual Harvest Moon Half Marathon and it is fair to say we are familiar with the true force of the Scottish weather on the East Coast. All the elements are thrown in on this exposed race, we’ve had; snow, sleet, rain, and wind. You name it, we’ve had it! Setting off from Harvest Moon Treehouses, this race has been the series highlight for many of our runners, providing a physical and mental challenge as one of Scotland’s toughest half marathons!

The route will provide; spectacular coastal views, mature woodland trail, farm paths, clifftop viewpoints, and more. Hold on to some energy for the final 3km stretch as it drops down onto the sand at Tyninghame Beach and the Peffer Burn river crossing…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.

Positioned late in the series, runners can use the first 4 races as training for the Harvest Moon Half, we assure you – this is one to be proud of! There are medals for all runners that finish the race and a classic FoxTrail photo-op at Peffer Burn. We promise you will be delighted with this race as the pinnacle of the FoxTrail series.

 

Generously sponsoring the series is Harvest Moon Holidays, the beautiful hand built Tree-Houses are situated at the start line of the event and a perfect spot to stay the evening before/ after. Harvest Moon are generously offering a 15% discount to any FoxTrail runners over the weekend of the 2nd/3rd of February.

Harvest Moon Holidays – Treehouses

Early bird entry fee £27.50 // £100 for full 6 race series entry

Early bird ends 17th of August 2018

Full Price after Early Bird ends- £30 




Half Marathon Race Route

Half Marathon Race Route

Race Route; TBC

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).

What's 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. Runners who complete all 6 races will receive a memento for their achievement!

Route Marshalling

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 women in each race will receive our coveted handmade medals and a goodie bag with prizes from our generous sponsors.

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 are entering the full series, your top 4 rankings will be the ones to count.

A veteran’s series winner for 55yrs and over 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

If you need medical assistance during a race our marshals will have first aid kits and a radio/mobile phones. The majority of marshals are also qualified first aiders.

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

If you have any concerns regarding your health prior to any FoxTrail race, we would ask that you consult your GP before proceeding.

Withdrawal/Deferral

Medicals

Within the period two weeks prior to any given event, runners will not be allowed to withdraw from the race and a deferral will be offered for the following year only.

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 3rd of February 2019 as the reserve date. Regrettably, 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!

FOXTRAIL WINTER RUNNING SERIES RESULTS 2016/17 & 2017/18

Check out last years runners results for this race…

Could YOU be this years champ? Or could you beat your previous time? Only one way to find out!

Race Five 2017 (21.1k) Results

Race Five 2018 (21.1k) Results

FoxTrail WRS Series Results 2017/18

FoxTrail WRS Series Results 2016/17