The Norfolk Coast Path runs for 83 miles from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea, travelling through the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Following the success of our winter Sunrise Ultramarathons along this course, we have decided to put on the summer equivalent and the Sunset Ultra and Marathon were born!
Unlike their winter cousins which run during the hours of darkness, Sunset events start during daylight hours, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Norfolk coastline in all its glory. Support is provided along the route but is kept to a minimum, to minimise the environmental impact of the race and to add to the running adventure. Both events are also self-navigated, with minimal additional signage added to the course.
Our Half Sunset Ultra starts from the Quayside in Blakeney at 14:30 and follows the Norfolk Coast Path west to the finish on Snettisham Beach, some 35 miles away. Can you reach the finish line before the sun sets over The Wash?
We are also pleased to include the Sunset Marathon. Starting at 16:30 on the beach at Wells-next-the-Sea, you run westwards, joining the Norfolk Coast Path at Holkham Gap and onto the finish at Snettisham Beach. You have 4 hours and 49 minutes to beat the sunset, can you make it? Don’t worry if not, as you have until midnight to reach the finishline.