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Beat the Tide 10k/5k run – Hunstanton

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A fun and challenging 10k or 5k run set in the beautiful coastline of Hunstanton is returning this June.

Beat the Tide is to return on Sunday 2 June 2024. The event starts on the sand outside the Alive Oasis in Hunstanton with a mass warm up just before 9am and runners of all levels are invited to enter to take part through the borough council website now at west-norfolk.gov.uk/Hunstantonevents.

There are 250 places available in total for club runners and athletes, joggers, parkrunners, alongside families, whatever fitness level you’re at. Beat the Tide is both a 5k event and a 10k event with entrants choosing on the day which distance they will run.

The £15 entry fee is to be split between event costs and a donation to the RNLI.

There will be some puddles and some sandy mud in places so be prepared to get a little wet and muddy. Importantly however, the route will avoid the very heavy mud at the Heacham end that was included in previous events. Some of this will be dependent on the weather, but it will be great fun whatever.

Runners will begin the beach run at Groin 12 and complete a 5k loop, running mainly towards Heacham and back. 10k runners will complete two loops. Medals will be awarded to male and female runners finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 5k and 10k events (at approximately 10:15am). All other finishers will not be timed or placed by the organisers.

All entrants will receive a special Beat the Tide medal (make sure you go through the finish funnel). Weather conditions permitting, runners should have about 1 hour 30 mins to beat the tide. Should the tide beat you, then you can choose to go around the groins or complete the run on the prom.

10k runners must be aged 15 or over on the day of the event. Children under 11 years old may only enter the 5k if an adult enters and runs with them. Because the event is a low cost, charitable one, all entrants will pay the same entry fee, irrespective of distance or age. Dogs may NOT take part and are not allowed on the beach in the summer. All runners must collect and display an event number on their shirts. They will receive an event medal as they pass through the finish funnel ONLY if they are wearing their number.

Further information will come with the joining instructions prior to the event.

The event is organised by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk with support from West Norfolk Athletic Club (WNAC) and volunteers from the Hunstanton parkrun. The event is a charity event with funds being raised for the RNLI. KL1 Radio is also supporting the event.


June 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Alive Oasis
Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 5BD United Kingdom + Google Map