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Challenging one of natures amazing natural phenomenon, a tidal wave on the river Severn. The Severn has one of the largest tides in the world, which creates the famous Severn Bore

"A big thank you for such an enjoyable event at Sunday's Beat the Bore. Great course - interesting and challenging in equal measure. The event had such a friendly atmosphere and I spent a long time after the race chatting to other runners while I enjoyed my bacon roll. Look forward to 2019", Lawrence

The Route

Starting from Hollow Farm, Elmore, this route takes you inland and away from the Severn river into Hockley Woods and up to Hockley Hill, the highest point of the race at 180ft (55m) at the 1 mile mark. This is the only hill in the event, apart from a slight, sticky muddy track just past Poolpits Woods (2 miles). After a descent round Monks Hill, the run crosses Longney Road, and heads for the river bank at 3 miles.Now the race really starts as the Bore is already on it's way and will be chasing you upstream, past Waterend to Hill Farm (4 miles) and to the Shark (5 miles). The Bore will be getting faster as you attempt to go past Elmore Back on your way to the finish at Weir Green. Once over the finish line, it's off to Race HQ for Bacon and hot coffee.

Event Information

Sunday 11th Sep 2022
Where: Elmore
Time: approx. 9:00 am

  • fee: £26  (+ £2 unaffliated)
  • min age: 16yrs

Online entries are open, go to online registration form >>>

Thurs 6th Sep ’22 & no entries on the day

Important information you should read before race day, including how to get your race number, read race info >>>

Race Permit & Public Liability Insurance ARC 19/578

How to get to the event and parking

Parking for this event is with respect to local road users.  There is space for 25 cars in the Elmore village hall car park.  Next is parking on the verge opposite the hall and on edge of the road.  Please follow car parking marshal instructions as very large farm vehicles use this road

This parking will be open from 7am.

For directions click map below8

  • Rustic Riverside Handmade Wooden Medal to all finishers
    different ribbon if you beat the bore!
  • Limited edition 2021 Beat the Bore Mug
  • Hot drinks & Bacon Roll included
    vegetarian & vegan option available
  • Awards 1st Lady & Man

  • Distance: 12.8Km (7.9M)
  • Trails: 100% Road: 0%
  • Total Ascent: 68m (223 ft)
  • Lowest: 5m (16ft) at 3 miles
  • Highest: 55m (180ft) at 0.5 miles

  • Longney (where Runner meets River) 9:35am
  • Weir Green (Finish) 10:10am
  • Sunrise: 7:23am
  • Speed: 6-13mph
  • Height: 1-1.2m
  • Type: 4*
  • Tide: 10.0m

GPX File: download >>>

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