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Bude Pirate Run - 8ish miles of outstanding trails and coastal scenery and lots of hills.  Starting and finishing on Maer Down, Crooklets Bude.  A Cornwall Multi Terrain Series race (the second in the series). Piratical fancy dress is encouraged.

Charity - A substantial proportion of money raised from the race will be given as a donation to the Bude Surf Life Saving Club.

Parking - Public Parking is available in the Crooklets Beach Car Park which is adjacent to the registration at the Bude Life Saving Club.  Parking charges will apply.   There is also some parking at Rosies Café, again parking charges apply. 

Registration - Event headquarters will be at Bude Surf Life Saving Club which is adjacent to Crooklets Car Park.  

Entry information - Entrants can adjust and swap their entry up to the closing date for entry on 1st September 2024.  This must be done by the competitor on the SiEntries system.  After the closing date for entries no alterations are allowed and no swaps or entries on the day are permitted.  Any runners found to be running on another runner's details will be disqualified.  Sorry we do not offer refunds or deferrals for race entries.

Age Limits - 17 years or older (in line with the Trail Running Association age limits

Toilets - There are public toilets at the Crooklets Beach Car Park which should also be open.  


Showers - Outdoor showers are available at the rear of the Toilet block at Crooklets Car Park.  These are open air showers operated by the Council therefore we cannot guarantee their operation, charges apply.

Baggage -  There will be no baggage storage facilities to minimise congestion.  Please leave any belongings in your vehicle.  The car park is next to the registration (Bude Surf Life Saving Club) so you can drop things off on the way to the start.

Start and Finish - The Start and Finish areas will be at Crooklets, signposted clearly from the Crooklets Beach Cark Park. The start will be at 10:30am.

Route – The route is mostly off road with a couple of short sections of road.  A wonderful mixture of coast path, fields, wooded area and small sections of road.  If it has been wet, the route will be slippery and muddy. A copy of the race route can be found below.

Water - There will be two water stations at approximately 3 and 6 miles.  Water will also be available at the finish.  If you think that you require more hydration than this, please bring your own supply with you.  

Important Information - As the event is part of the Cornwall Multi Terrain series rules state that no headphones can be worn during this event. Use of headphones will lead to disqualification. No runners with dogs are allowed.   

Prizes - The presentation of prizes will take place either outside Bude Surf Life Saving Club or at the Start/Finish line (weather dependent) as close to 13:00 as possible.

- First 3 Males / First 3 Females. 
- First Male Affiliated Team (4 to count) / First Female Affiliated Team (4 to count)  - Donated by HPT Sport Running Man Bude
- First Male under 35 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65-69 /70 and over 
- First Female under 35 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 /65-69/70 and over

Note that only 1 individual prize will be awarded per winner – overall prize winners will not be eligible for age category prizes.


Results - A full set of results will be available on the Bude Rats Website as soon as possible after the race.  

The Race will be held under Trail Running Association licence 6404 

Other events in the Cornish MTRS

Wed 12 Jun 24 Bude Lifeboat Run and Junior Run

Wed 19 Jun 24 Truro Trail 10K 2024

Thu 27 Jun 24 Gribbin 10K

Sat 27 Jul 24 Tywardreath Trotter

Tue 13 Aug 24 St Ives Bay 10K

Sun 6 Oct 24 Tywarnhayle 10K 2024

  • A unique 8ish mile race through the beautiful Cornish countryside and Coast Path - organised by our very own Bude RATs members.

  • The Bude Pirate Run Facebook Page can be found here

  • A written version of the race briefing will be available before the race and will be emailed to all entrants.

  • Here is a GPX file of the route, and here is a Strava Link

  • This years results to follow shortly after the race has finished.

Race results for 2023:

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