Atlantic Coast Challenge

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Take on this incredible challenge along Cornwall's stunning Atlantic Coast. Beginning in Padstow and ending at Land's End, choose to take on three marathons over three days, or just one. Expect stunning scenery and a finisher's medal to commemorate your adventure.
3 Day Challenge, Day 1, Day 2, and 1 more
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Fri, 4 Oct 2024 - Sun, 6 Oct 2024
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Upton Towans, United Kingdom
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Where and when
73 Loggans Rd, Upton Towans, Hayle TR27 5BH, UK
Start times
Friday, 4 Oct 2024
3 Day Challenge: 8:30 amDay 1: 8:30 am
Saturday, 5 Oct 2024
Day 2: 8:30 am
Sunday, 6 Oct 2024
Day 3: 8:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Atlantic Coast Challenge
3 Day Challenge
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Route information
This unique event returns for its 19th year to treat runners to a fantastic route along the Atlantic Coast in Cornwall. Featuring wild and rugged terrain, the course 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. Beginning near Padstow and finishing at the iconic setting of Land's End, you can tackle all three days to complete all 3 marathons and run, walk or jog 78.6 miles.
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.
Day One
North of Constantine Bay (near Padstow) to Perranporth: 42.2k
Day Two
Perranporth to St Ives Bay Holiday Park: 42.2k
Day Three
Lelant to Lands End: 44.3k
What's included
  • 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
73 Loggans Rd, Upton Towans, Hayle TR27 5BH, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
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.
Please see last year's participant guide here.ExternalLink
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 years or older to enter.
Mandatory Kit List
All kit is to be carried on your person at all times
  • Means of navigation
  • Numbers, checkpoint timings, and lost procedure
  • Whistle
  • Compass (make sure your compass is attached to your kit)
  • Waterproof top
  • Long trousers or tights
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • 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)
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.
Running Groups
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).
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 - - or entrants can find their own.
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