Sunrise Coastal Trail and Sportive

Part of our Sunrise celebrations, starting at dawn and taking in stunning coastal courses, First Light Festival are excited to partner with Run Or Cycle Events to offer these two new summer challenges which are open to absolutely anyone, no matter your experience or confidence. If you’ve been considering trying a distance challenge for a while, make your first one a beautiful day by the coast with a magical sunrise start!

runner on promenade in front of beach hut

The ROC Coastal Trail is a half marathon for runners and walkers that will start on South Beach, Lowestoft and head southwards along the coastal path towards Kessingland before looping back. The trail will pass through unspoiled landscape and beautiful beaches.

ROC Coastal Sportive is a cycling challenge that will start on Royal Green, Lowestoft, with two distance options – a 100 mile route through Cromer or a shorter 50 mile course into Norfolk and back, both passing through areas of outstanding natural beauty, and historic towns and villages.

The events will be chip timed, with podium prizes up for grabs, and all participants will receive a medal on crossing the finish line.

Entries are open to participants aged 18 or over on 19 June 2022, with Early Bird prices available for a limited time only.


Both ROC challenges are fundraising in support of local charity St Elizabeth Hospice, helping improve the lives of people living with a progressive illness in East Suffolk, Gt Yarmouth and Waveney.