SWOF trail running races

Running along the South West Coast Path at SWOF

A wide range of trail runs - 5km, 10km and half marathon are organised with our SWOF partner Wild Running.

Trail Running

A number of exciting trail-running races of differing lengths will be taking place during SWOF, ranging from fun runs that people of any age and level of experience can enjoy, through to longer challenges that will explore the spectacular sections of the South West Coast Path and singletrack trails that surround the festival site.

Courses start with a 5km run, travel through the classic mid-distance of 10km and extend to half- off-road marathon. All routes maximise the potential of the area, taking in the most beautiful, remote and challenging elements of the sensational South Devon coastline.

Longer courses will trace stretches of the South West Coast Path, wending high above the sea and offering runners views down onto beaches, bays and breaking waves, before diving deep into verdant valleys, scaling the rugged Dragons Back and serving up vistas over Salcombe and the little fishing village of Hope Cove.

  • 5k (Short Sharp Shock) 804 ft
  • 10k (Glass Half Full)  1,374 ft
  • Half marathon (Here to Hope) 2,440 ft ascent.

The routes will be marked by arrows and tape and be overseen by marshals along the way. 

There are some age restrictions for different course lengths so do check when entering. Medals will be awarded to all finishers and there will be small prizes to the top two placings in each category.

Booking essential. Entry details and more information is available here on this website.