Atlantic Coast Challenge
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Attempt to run 3 marathons over 3 days in this tough challenge that promises to push all runners to the limit. All will traverse some of the wildest coastlines in Britain from Padstow to Lands End. Come to earn your finisher's medal and to take on a true challenge.
3 Day Challenge, Day 1, Day 2, and 1 more
Fri 7th Oct 2022 - Sun 9th Oct 2022
Upton Towans, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Based on location and reviews
20 to 50m elevation gain per km
Where and when
St Ives Bay Holiday Park, 73 Loggans Rd, Upton Towans, Hayle TR27 5BH, UK
Fri 7th Oct 2022
3 Day Challenge:TBC |
Sat 8th Oct 2022
Sun 9th Oct 2022
Featuring wild and rugged terrain, this route takes runners up and down steep climbs and descents that test your mind as well as your body. Each day is unique with its own individual challenges and famous landmarks to add to the experience.
The course follows the South West Coast path, which is marked by the Acorn sign.
You will be issued with course maps and the emphasis is on self-navigation. In most cases, it's as easy as keeping the sea on your right and the land on your left.
North of Constantine Bay (near Padstow) to Perranporth: 42.2k
Perranporth to St Ives Bay Holiday Park: 42.2k
St Ives Bay Holiday Park to Lands End: 44.3k
- Finisher's Medal
- Event Branded T-shirt
- Finisher's Cornish Pasty
- Live GPS tracker
- Food and Drink stations
- Shuttle to and from event HQ each day
- Free Parking
- Medical cover
- Event Briefing pack
How to get there
St Ives Bay Holiday Park, 73 Loggans Rd, Upton Towans, Hayle TR27 5BH, UKGet full directions
There will be free parking at the event site.
Participants will be transported to the start each day from Event HQ, and back to Event HQ at the end of each day.
Event day logistics
Exact timings are to be confirmed closer to the event date. All briefing, start times, and bus times for each group will be found in the Information Pack closer to the event date.
All entrants must be 18 years or older to enter.
Entrants can either take on all of the 3 days of the challenge or enter for a single day, it is completely up to you. In order to earn the finisher's medal, you must complete all 3 days.
All checkpoints will be fully stocked with food and drinks. At the finish point, each day a bowl of hot and homemade soup will await finishers. Event medics will also be available at the checkpoints too.
There are 2 start groups on day 1. On days 2 and 3 there will be 3 start groups.
- Group 1: Walkers and slow joggers only
- Group 2: Runners and faster runners, no walkers
- Group 3: This is for faster runners on days 2 and 3
Event catering is available at the Bay View Cafe, next to the registration area. It will cost £20 a day (Breakfast: £6.50, and a 2-course evening meal: £13.50).
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Votwo Events & Adventure Ltd organise sporting events including Triathlons, Duathlons, Trail Running Challenges, Running Races, Open Water Swims, Adventure Runs, and Aquathlons. Votwo Ltd coach athletes to achieve their goals and operate the Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone - a specialist sports science lab dedicated to improving the performance of motor racing drivers and endurance athletes.
Mandatory Kit List
All kit is to be carried on your person at all times
- Means of navigation
- Numbers, checkpoint timings, and lost procedure
- Compass (make sure your compass is attached to your kit)
- Waterproof top
- Long trousers or tights
- Chocolate bar or similar
- Small torch with spare batteries
- Issued bib number
- Lightweight piece of warm clothing (waterproof)
- Fully charged working mobile phone (waterproofed)
- Notepad and pencil with your name and mobile number written on it (waterproof)
Is there parking at the Atlantic Coast Challenge?
Yes there will be free parking at Event HQ where participants can leave their cars for the weekend. They can then use the race transport to get to and from start and finish points.
Is there onsite catering available at the Atlantic Coast Path?
Yes, there is Event catering available at the Bay View Cafe, next to the registration area. It will cost £20 a day (Breakfast: £6.50, and a 2-course evening meal: £13.50)
Is accommodation included in the price of the ticket for the Atlantic Coast Challenge?
No accommodation is not included and must be booked separately. It can be booked at the following website - https://www.votwoevents.co.uk/products/acc-accommodation - or entrants can find their own.
In general terms, we felt the event was well organised, however there are areas that need significant improvement.1/ There was very little variety at the feed stations, a few energy bars, coke and some poor sandwiches and that was pretty well it, - one or two stations also had flapjack.2/ Evening meals at event headquarters wasn’t great considering the price, on the evening of day two they ran out of pork and gammon before our team got there, so no meat was available, - that must NEVER be allowed to happen on these events, eventually they found some chicken breasts, but they weren’t great and not what we wanted.3/ The biggest disappointment was the medal, it should reflect the scale of the event, 78 miles in three days is a huge undertaking yet the medal was a very cheap small piece of laser etched plywood, and crossing the finish line was all a bit underwhelming, it should’ve been a significant heavy metal and enamel medal - or they could’ve used a bit of imagination and used locally sourced slate.I don’t think we would do this event again, it was all way too ‘pound shop’ for us and it showed. It’s a great pity, because with the breathtaking dramatic scenery and beautiful coves this could be one of the biggest and best events out there.
3.7Did the 3 Day Challenge in 2021
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