Bring Out Your Dead 24

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Bring Out Your Dead 24
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An extreme event from MudCrew covering just shy of 5 miles of the Cornish coastpath. Not just any 5 miles, the final stretch of The RAT route – 350metres elevation and yes, the steps – 500+ ! How far can you cover in 24 hours?“Bring out your dead, bring out your dead” the exclamation used during the outbreak of The Plague to let people know the death cart was passing by. If a member of a household had succumbed they would simply be thrown on the top of the pile!Not everyone survived The Plague. Pustules, pestilence and pain were common place. Suffering was endured on a daily basis. The stench was unbearable.Come and join us on one of the toughest sections of our coastpath. Test yourself and see what distance you can cover. We will support you, we will even offer you sanctuary, but we won’t make it easy. You’ll need to survive for 24hours to avoid the death cart and the cry “Bring Out Your Dead”.
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Fri, 9 Aug 2019
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Porthpean, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre, Porthpean OEC Castle Gotha, Porthpean, Saint Austell PL26 6AZ, UK
Start times
Friday, 9 Aug 2019
8.05KM: TBC
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Bring Out Your Dead 24
Route information
The BOYD24 is a trail run and will take place on the Cornwall coast path. Starting at The
Porthpean Outdoor Events Centre, Runners will Head out through Trenarren and onwards
towards Black Head. Here they will be “checked in”, allowing them to turn and retrace their
steps back to the centre. The total distance is just short of 5 miles, with 350m of elevation.
The coast path can be precipitous in places and you will be asked to sign a waiver when you
enter to say that you understand and accept the possible risks in taking part in an event of this
Please note: you will be asked to sign a waiver when you enter to say that you have
understood the nature of the route and all other race rules and have read the event guide and
our terms and conditions.
What's included
Upon finishing the 24hours, all participants will receive a unique “survivors” medal that you
can wear with pride all evening long, while celebrating at the event village. Participants for the
BOYD24 will also receive a high viz. competition vest which must be worn as an outer layer
during the event.
The following items must be carried by competitors at all times. Kit checks will be carried out
at registration. Additional random kit checks could be conducted on route at any time and/or
at the finish.
• Waterproof jacket (with taped seams)
• Long sleeve warm top
• Mobile phone
• Rucksack
• Hydration system (bladder or bottles, min capacity 1 litre)
• Emergency Blanket (foil type)
• Head wear (cap or similar headwear)
• Gloves
• Head torch (with minimum brightness level of 100 lumens) This must be taken out on the
course at a time to be decided by the RDs, to ensure it is available when darkness falls.
• Spare battery set for Head torch
• Nutrition (gels, bars, energy food etc.)
• Special BOYD24 High visibility vest (provided free at registration – must be worn as top layer)
• Red Flashing Tail Light – must be worn during hours of darkness on the back of rucksack or
waist pack
How to get there
Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre, Porthpean OEC Castle Gotha, Porthpean, Saint Austell PL26 6AZ, UK
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A GPS is compulsory and you can hire a GPS tracker for £15.
Event day logistics
Event HQ will be at The Porthpean Outdoor Events Centre. Registration will take place here
too from 4pm on Friday 9th August 2019 and will close at 6pm promptly. Participants will be
required to attend a safety briefing at 6,30pm and the race will start at 7pm sharp. The event
will continue for 24 hours, finishing at 7pm on Saturday 10th August 2019.
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