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Cornish Coast Day Run

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Join us this October, for a stunning coastal trail run from Lizard Point, Great Britain's most southerly point. This one day ticket allows you to take part in our Cornish Coastal Adventure weekend with a guided run from Lizard's Point to Porthleven. It's a stunning route along the coastal path. Along the way you will find out about the local area and also learn trail techniques from our qualified guides. There will also be a refreshment stop around halfway featuring local produce as well as a mini cream tea!

All abilities are catered for but you need to be able to run around half marathon distance, so whether you are a new to trail running, just looking to get some miles in an inspiring location, or smash out trails like a pro, you're in good hands. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our experienced Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything too steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way. At the end of the run there will be transport available back to Lizard's Point.

Trail running is one of the best ways of exploring wild places. It provides amazing freedom and also is a great way to exercise. There are many health benefits considered to be contributable to trail running vs road running but there are also more hazards and variables to be considered.

How to enter the Cornish Coast Day Run

  1. 20km

    Run 20km
    Standard Entries
    £35–£40
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Cornish Coast Day Run route

THE COURSE

A guided run from Lizard's Point to Porthleven. It's a stunning route along the coastal path. Along the way you will find out about the local area and also learn trail techniques from our qualified guides. There will also be a refreshment stop around halfway featuring local produce as well as a mini cream tea!

COURSE GRADE

A1, A2, A3, A4

COURSE DIFFICULTY & ABILITY

Difficulty = A (easy) - Easy undulating trails at low levels of elevation and relatively small amounts of cumulative ascent (up to around 1000m)

ABILITY = 1, 2, 3 and 4

1 (Jogger): 4 - 5 miles an hour on trails
2 (Strider): 5-6 miles an hour on trails
3 (Runner): 6-7 miles an hour on trails
4 (Mountain Goat): >7 miles an hour on trails

LEAD RUNNERS
Lead Runners in the Alps are International Mountain Leaders and in the UK are qualified England Athletic Coaches or Fitness Leaders. They are familiar with the route and the terrain. They are there primarily to route find for you and will do all they can to make the trip as safe and enjoyable as possible. They will make decisions that help minimise the risks to the team. Please listen to their instructions. Whilst we will give you every opportunity to complete the planned itinerary, weather, natural risks and other unforeseen circumstances may mean the route or itinerary has to be changed. Lead Runners will also be in regular communication with the adventure coordinator and logistic teams who will make joint decisions over emergency situations and changes to the route. Whilst every support will be provided by your leader and the support crew, you are responsible for your own safety and ensuring you get to each days accommodation on time. You will be part of the team and expected to remain part of that team, contributing and ensuring the success of the team in achieving its goal.

Event Details

What’s Included

What's included:

  • Guided trail run from Lizard's Point to Porthleven
  • Drop-off back at Lizard's Point at the end of the run (£40 option)
  • Refreshment stop on route with local produce
  • Trail Running Technique Instruction
  • A Lead Runner for the team, with you every step of the way
  • Bag Storage
  • Incredible coastal trails

What's not included:

  • Personal insurance (recommended)
  • Travel to Lizard's Point
  • Snacks to sustain you on route
  • Accommodation or meals
Raceday Logistics

EVENT SCHEDULE

Meeting point - Lizard's Point Car Park

Start of the trail run - 9:30am

Run time - 4hrs

Finish - near to Porthleven (full details in your joining instructions).

TEAMS

As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our experienced Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you.

We walk anything too steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way. At the end of the run there will be transport available back to Lizard's Point.

We want you to have fun, run through some amazing places, as well as make some really good friends. The Lead Runners help to ensure everyone has fun on the trails. It’s not a race; it’s about having an adventure and exploring the wild. As a valued member your participation will be essential to the team’s success.

ABILITY

We will group participants by their ability but you need to be able to run a half marathon distance. It's a great event for those new to trail running as well as veterans! You will be expected to carry the essential kit from our UK KIT LIST but this will be a pretty light bag allowing you to run freely. The Lead Runner will route find and as all with our expeditions you will be expected to run as part of the team.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read this (especially medical risks) - https://www.runthewild.co.uk/uploads/Run-the-Wild-Terms-and-Conditions-2019.pdf

Kit List

UK MANDATORY LIST

Clothes:

  • Wicking top and shorts or leggings
  • Socks (eg: Injinji)
  • Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)

Weather Dependent Items:

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat / cap
  • Warm hat and gloves

Accessories:

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Lead Runners, Event Director as well as appropriate emergency services (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)
  • Lightweight, comfortable running pack (max 12 litres)
  • Water Bottles / Bladder
  • Snacks to sustain you for the planned route
  • Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry
  • Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)
  • Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, inhaler etc)

Please note: we will not be checking your kit on the day, but we highly recommend you bring these items for your safety.

Spectators
FAMILIES
Many people who run have partners as well as children! We will endeavour to cater for people who want to involve their family in the adventure. On most of our trips you can bring your family along to stay with you in the accommodation and this is particularly relevant on the Intro to the Alps where you will have free time in the afternoon so that you can spend time with the important people in your life who support you in these amazing adventures. If you have any further questions, please get in touch!
FAQs

What is a Lead Runner?

A fully qualified guide or as we refer to them 'Lead Runner' in the UK that means that the Lead Runners are England Athletics recognised, usually at coach level.

All the guides know the routes well, are experienced trail runners with a passion for wild places as well as the sport, and also really nice, helpful people!

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Cornish Coast Day Run weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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