Northumberland Coastal Run 2020

Northumberland Coastal Run 2020

Information and registration

19 July 2020

As the weekend arrives for what would have been our 41st event I would like to recognize the date and what would have been if we did not have this dreadful virus impacting all we do.

I am particularly disappointed in having booked the weather for Sunday ... 15 degrees, sunny with possible cloud later (to keep you all cool) and a light breeze and we are not able to take advantage of it. I will just have to book the same for next year and hope that we get the booking accepted!!

Thank you to everyone who has supported our club by holding onto your slots for next year's event. The tide decides the suitability of dates, so we are waiting till the Autumn to ensure we have accurate readings for us to go ahead. If we plan too early we could end up paddling round the course.

I have copied photos of last year's event to remind you what a great time we had and hopefully encourage you all to join us next year.

I will keep you posted as to the actual date for 2021.

Laura McLean, Race Director

The 14 mile run (approximate!) goes through an area of outstanding natural beauty along the Northumberland coastal path from Beadnell Harbour to Alnmouth Estuary, keeping as close to the coast as possible.

The multi-terrain route starts on sand, then moves onto road, then more sand, some trail, more road and finally finishes on sand at Alnmouth.

The race is not suitable for wheelchairs.

No animals are allowed within the race.

Minimum age of entry 18.

Race start time is 10:30am at Beadnell and there is a three hour and 15 minute cut-off. This is NOT a fun run, it is a challenging and unmarked course.

Entry fee

£28 for UKA/British Athletics affiliated runners (your membership number will be checked during entry)

£30 for non-affiliated runners (select the non-UKA/British Athletics option at the membership check)

An administration fee of 6% will be applied to each order by our online entry system partner, Results Base.

No refunds under any circumstances and no deferrals.


Transfers will close on Friday 18th June 2020 - you must use the transfer process that is explained HERE.

After that time there will be strictly no changes and there are no number changes on the day. Anyone suspected of running with someone else's number will be disqualified from the results.

Please note that runners taking a number transfer cannot be guaranteed that they will get their preferred T-shirt size as these will have been ordered as soon as the event capacity is reached.

Bus to the start

During the entry process you will have the option to purchase a bus transfer to the start - you must select to either have the bus ticket or not. Bus tickets CANNOT be purchased at a later date.

If you purchase the bus ticket then your race number will also contain your ticket onto the bus - only those with pre-purchased tickets will be allowed to board.

Note that the bus only travels to the Beadnell start - there is no facility for transport back to the start at end of race!!


Parking at both Beadnell and Alnmouth is very limited, especially with the race taking part in the school holidays. Please respect the village's wishes and park in the designated car park at the bus collection point at Hipsburn School. Clubs who normally bring buses should already have been contacted by a member of Alnwick Harriers to confirm which parking spot you have as there is no facility in Alnmouth for buses not booked in.

Race information will be posted and updated on the Alnwick Harriers website

 Event information
19 July 2020
Beadnell Harbour
Beadnell, England
See map below
Registration is closed

Alnwick Harriers

In case of questions about the event please contact Alnwick Harriers:

07768 679 683

Northumberland Coastal Run 2020

  • Beadnell Harbour
  • Beadnell
  • England

Any questions?

07768 679 683