Beat the Train

Beat the Train Results 2019 v2

Departure Date: Sunday 17th February 2019 – 9.15am

Destination: South Devon Railway – Totnes Station

Journey: A Long 10K (6.8 trail miles) in South Devon

All aboard for Jolly Runnings’ latest event.

Beat the Train Event Day PDF

BTT Event Info v2

Your Journey: Our Start Line is at South Devon Railways Totnes Station where spectators with a ticket will board the Jolly Running Express Race Train in the hope of catching a glimpse of their family and friends’ running as the train makes its journey. You and the Jolly Running Express then wait for the whistle to blow, which starts the race. The Beat the Train is a 6.8 mile route along riverside paths and woodland trails from Totnes to Staverton and back to Totnes.

The train and the runners race to Staverton Station where the train has a short stop before returning to Totnes, this is your opportunity to steam on ahead and make it back to Totnes before the train. Will you Beat the Train?

As part of the Beat the Train experience you can enjoy a ride in style to the start line on the Jolly Running Express, departing from Buckfastleigh at 8.15am it will bring you to the start line at Totnes Station, where you will disembark and prepare to Beat the Train, race starts at 9.15am

Jolly Running Express Park & Ride (departs at 8.15am):You can park for free at Buckfastleigh Train Station, just minutes from the A38 and catch the Jolly Running Express to the start, then after the race you can catch any Steam Train back to your car, places are limited so early booking is highly recommended. You can also book places for your friends and family too. Each Seat costs just £7

Jolly Running Express Race Train: When entering you can also book seats for your friends and family on the Jolly Running Express Race Train as spectators during the race itself, they will travel on the train from Totnes to Staverton and back, catching sight of the runners along the Riverside and at Staverton Station.

If your Family and Friends want to use the Park & RIde and the Race Train you need to buy the tickets for both trains for them. These are purchased through our online entry system.

All finishers receive a Bespoke Beat the Train Medal. 

Parking is also available at several car parks in and around Totnes

Beat the Train – Sunday 17th February 2019 – 9.15am

ENTRY LIMIT : 320 Participants

Affiliated Entry £25

Unaffiliated Entry £27

Age Limit: Over 18 on race day

Park & Ride (Runners & Spectators) – £7 return departing Buckfastleigh at 08:15am it will take you straight to the start line.   For return trains to Buckfastleigh, please see your Race Day Information for the schedule or the South Devon Railways train timetable online.

 Race Train (Spectators) –  £6 for each passenger over 3 years of age. Under 3’s go free on an adults lap.

If your Family and Friends want to use the Park & RIde and the Race Train you need to buy the separate tickets for both trains for them.


Event Day Train Timetable

Park & Ride Train departs Buckfastleigh 8.15am

Park & Ride Train arrives Totnes 8.45am

Race Train (Spectators) boarding at Totnes from 9am

Race Train (Spectators) Departs Totnes 9.15am


There will also be bespoke prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Men & Ladies.


The transfer deadline for this event has now closed.