Join Runners’ lab during the weekend of May 22, 23 & 24 to France to discover the best trails in the endless forests along the coast near Bordeaux.


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Bordeaux Coast Trail

Join Runners’ lab during the weekend of May 22, 23 & 24 in France to discover the best trails in the endless forests along the coast near Bordeaux.

Our basecamp is situated in Pine Beach Paradise in Montalivet. This piece of paradise is operated by the Belgian company BoardX and they can accommodate all runners and their families who want a carefree stay.

Next to enjoying the sun, the sea and the beach we have a lot of kilometers planned:

Friday May 22, 2020 
On Friday evening 17h00 there is a duotrail (2 runners per team) where both runners run 3 times.

You don’t have a teammate? No worries, just tick the box ‘looking for a team’ on the registration form and we’ll help you out.

Saturday May 23, 2020
Saturday is Trailday! We have different distances: 10 – 18 – 25 and 45km on the sandy trails in Bordeaux.

Sunday May 24, 2020
Still keen for more running? We have prepared an orienteering course of 5km in the city of Montalivet on Sunday morning. 


Our basecamp for the whole weekend is situated in Montalivet, North of Bordeaux.
The bib numbers for all races can be collected here on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The Mixed Relay on Friday and the Orienteering Event on Sunday also start from Pine Beach Paradise.

Pine Beach Paradise
Avenue Jean Moulin
33930 Vendays-Montalivet

The Saturday races start from the sport fields at the following address:

Avenue de L’Europe 46
33930 Vendays-Montalivet
GPS: 45.372678, -1.143700


Friday May 22

  • 18:00 Start Duotrail (Teams of 2)

Saturday May 23

  • 8:00 – Start 45km
  • 9:00 – Start 25km
  • 9:30 – Start 18km
  • 10:00 – Start 10km
  • 16:00 – Closure Finish

Sunday May 24

  • 8:00 – Start Orienteering Race (+- 5km)

On Friday there is a Duotrail for teams of 2 runners.
The courses will go through Pine Beach Paradise, over the beach of Montalivet, through the dunes and the forest.

All ages and genders can be mixed in one team.

This is what the relay looks like:

–> Runner 1 starts in a mass start with a short loop of 2km
–> When runner 1 arrives back in the arena his/her partner can start on a 10km loop
–> Back in the arena runner 1 starts again on a loop of 6km
–> When runner 1 is back again, runner 2 does a short loop of 2km
–> Finally they run a short loop of 2km together (runner 1 + runner 2)

So in the end runner 1 did 2km + 6km + 2km = 10km
Runner 2
has 10km + 2km + 2km = 14km in total.

Please keep in mind that this is a very fun and social running event! We’re sure it will create a very nice atmosphere at the finish/start arena.

Nevertheless we will provide a prizes for the winners in the Men, Women and Mixed category!


Saturday it’s Trail day!
All courses will go through the endless forests and dunes south of Montalivet.

There is a very large dune ridge which stretches for miles covering a big part of the course area. The ridge is about 50metres high (and he’s very sandy). This means the climbs are not so long (max 50m of climbing) and the sand makes it even more enjoyable!

We have 4 distances for you:

10km – 188m climb – 1 refreshment point
18km – 357m climb – 2 refreshment points
26km – 513m climb – 3 refreshment points
45km – 835m climb – 4 refreshment points

Runners with not so many trail experience  can try to take up the distance they’re used to at training. It is not a technical trail but the sand and short steep climbs make it quite unique. Also keep in mind that the cut-off times are very generous and you have time to walk and enjoy the surroundings if you’re having a rough time.

We will have prizes for the top three in every distance – both in the women & men category.


On Sunday there is an orienteering running race starting from Pine Beach Paradise.

In an orienteering race you need to find the fastest route between checkpoints marked on a special map you get at the start of the race.
The shortest route for this race will be 5km, but of course, if you make some mistakes this can easily become 10km ;-).

The course will go through the centre of Montalivet and the dune area around the beach.

Everybody gets a chip which keeps the times and checks if you found the controls.

Start is individualy or in small groups between 8h00 & 11h00.


The prices below are for the trail events:

Duotrail: 30€ per team, 15€ pp

45km – 48€
25km – 34€
18km – 26€
10km – 21€
Kidstrail 1km – Free

5 km orienteering – 10€

You get 20% discount on these prices if you book your accommodation with us at Pine Beach Paradise!


The organisation works together with Pine Beach Paradise, a beautiful camping in Montalivet where the Friday an Sunday event will start.
They have a special package for trailrunners staying for the whole weekend with meals, nights, snacks, surfing gear, etc… included!

When you book accommodation, you get this ALL-IN-formula:

  • Accommodation for Friday and Saturday night (price depends on the type of accommodation you choose) (optional 3 nights)
  • Meals (Dinner on Friday, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast and lunch on Sunday) 
  • The use of the surfing gear of Boardx

Kids up to 4 years can join us for free. Kids up to 16 years only pay 90€ for any type of accomodation.

More info and prices:


Kids up to 4 years can stay at the Pine Beach Paradise accommodation for free (nights & meals)

Kids from 5 to 16 years have a special fee of € 90 for a stay at the pine beach Paradise for the whole weekend.
This price includes the following:
* Animation in 2 groups: Group 1: +4years old – 11yo and 12yo – 16yo. (Friday evening during the race, saturday during the day and sunday morning)
* Meals
* Snacks
* Free ticket for the kidstrail on Saturday

For the little traillovers there is a kids trail on Saturday of around 1km at the start/finish arena.



There is a possibility to book accommodation with us at the Pine Beach Paradise.
There are 4 possibilities for staying the nights here during the Bordeaux Coast Trail. All situated on Pine Beach Paradise in Montalivet.

These Prices are all-in:

  • a place to sleep for Friday night and Saturday night (optional 3 three nights)
  • 3 meals a day,
  • the rent of surfing gear and other activities.
Option 1: Free Camp

Option 1: Free Camp

Put up your tent or park your campervan and enjoy the good life in Pine Beach Paradise immediately. Or you can explore the surroundings and prepare for the trailrun. 1 or 2 persons per location.

2 nights € 145 pp
3 nights € 175 pp

Available places: 100

Option 2: Standard

Option 2: Standard

Book a tent in the Camp-Inn. The organisation takes care of your 2 person tent and it will be set up when you arrive.

  • Spacious tent with 2 sleeping compatiments
  • 2 persons per tent

2 nights € 160 pp
3 nights € 205 pp

Available places: 30

Option 3: Deluxe Tipi

Option 3: Deluxe Tipi

You stay in a very large and luxurious tent. This tipi has a double bed, cupboards and seats. Because of the luxurious style and fancy facilities you’ll feel like a real VIP during the Bordeaux Coast Trail!

  • Equipped tent
  • Double bed
  • 2 persons per Tipi
  • Electricity
  • 6 meter diameter

2 nights € 370 per tipi
3 nights € 460 per tipi

Available places: 22

Option 4: Luxe Lodges

Option 4: Luxe Lodges

The Luxe lodges consist of 2 sleeping compartiments: one with a double bed and one with a bunk bed and a bed. Next to the central living room you have a covered terrace with a picknick table.

  • Equipped luxe lodge
  • Max. 5 persons per lodge
  • 2 sleeping rooms + living room + kitchen
  • Covered terrace
  • Electricity

2 nights € 1000 per lodge
3 nights € 1275 per lodge

Available places: 8



Register here for this beyond awesome running event!


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