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Endurancelife Classic Quarter

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The Endurancelife Classic Quarter is a 44 mile Ultra Marathon along the south Cornish coast in the UK.

First hosted in 2007 each year the event grows in global reputation.

The task is brutally simple: to run non-stop from the southern most point of England (Lizard Point), to the western most tip (Land's End), along the legendary South West Coast Path. This translates to running 90 degrees of the compass, hence the name, Classic Quarter.

The challenge can be undertaken as a solo, relay team of two, or relay of four. The atmosphere is of keen and friendly rivalry.

Following 44 miles of the mesmerising South West Coast Path there are innumerable steep climbs and descents. This is the ultimate trail runner's rush, with spectacular exposure and challenging terrain all just a stones throw away from the potentially pounding Atlantic swells. There is also the unpredictable weather to contend with along the way and every runner must be well prepared, both mentally and physically.

How to enter the Endurancelife Classic Quarter

  1. 44mi

    Run 44mi
    £70–£130
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Endurancelife Classic Quarter route

Course changes & cancellations, weather, climate and other circumstances beyond our control can make course changes necessary although this is unlikely. The event organisers reserve the right to change, shorten or cancel the event at any time.

Checkpoints (aka Transitions for Relays) will be positioned strategically along the course approximately every 11 miles.

Timing: There will be a mass start. Participants will be required to “DIB IN” using their SPORTident timing tag at all Checkpoints (not H2O stations) and at the Finish.

Participants are responsible for managing their nutritional requirements. They must also carry enough water with them at all times to cover a minimum of 12 miles on foot.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Lizard Point - Friday 7th 1930 - 2030: Registration (excluding Solo runners who have booked the pre event transport from Lands End).

Land’s End - Saturday 8th AM 0410 - 0430: Coach Loading & Registration for those on the pre event transport.

0435: Transfer to Start. Coach departs from Land’s End to Lizard Point.

Upon arriving at Land’s End simply follow the event parking signs and crew will be there to greet you. You must print a parking permit ahead of time, clearly display this in your vehicle windscreen and park in the designated “Event Parking” area.

Lizard Point

0500 - 0530: Solo Registration.

0600 - 0630: Solo Event Briefing (compulsory), Solo Kit Bags Transported and Start.

0600 - 0645: Relay Registration.

0715 - 0745: Relay Event Briefing and Start.

Non Standard Registrations:

Scenario A. NB Solo runners who have booked the pre event transport but do not use it (and have not engaged in email correspondence with the organisers): will need to register at Lizard Point. Although unlikely they may have a later start time than other Solo runners.

Scenario B. Solo runners who miss their registration slot: will only be able to register after the Relay teams. They will then join the Relay briefing before starting the event approximately 5 minutes after the Relay start, C.0750.

Scenario C. Relay runners who miss their registration slot: will need to register at Lizard Point. They will be given a later start time than other Relay teams.

In all scenarios above: participants will not be eligible for winners' prizes or medals, irrespective of their result, and real-time cut-offs will still apply.

Should they so wish, the organisers still reserve the right to refuse a start position to any registered participant who misses the official registration slots.

Land’s End 1630: Presentations and Medal Ceremony (Land’s End)

Kit List

Mandatory Kit

You do not need to bring this to registration, but your kit will be checked at some point during the event; typically at an undisclosed location or when you cross the finish line. Carrying the prescribed kit is paramount to the safety of all participants and incomplete kit will result in disqualification or time penalties. Please come prepared else you will be disappointed at the end of a tough event.

The following items are mandatory for SOLO participants and recommended for RELAY participants:

    Long sleeved base layer
    Windproof jacket
    Mobile phone
    Money (£20 cash; no credit/ debit cards)
    Rucksack or waist pack
    Hydration system (bladder or bottles, min capacity 500ml)
    Safety blanket (silver foil type)
    Basic 1st aid kit (min 1 x wound dressing and selection of blister plasters)
    Headwear (eg: cap or buff)
    Whistle
    Nutrition (energy foods, gels, bars, shots etc.)

The following items are mandatory for RELAY participants (these can be passed between team members as needed).

    Windproof jacket
    Hydration system (500ml)
    Mobile phone
    Money (£20 cash)

Recommended Kit

    Trail shoes (are highly recommended)
    Sun cream
    Sunglasses
    Lubricant
    Waterproof jacket

Due to the time of year many of the paths will be thick with foliage and growth. Although all are passable you may wish to bear this in mind when considering clothing choice.

Spectators

Spectators are greatly encouraged and can be a big boost to all those taking part. Along the route we recommend the following spectator spots:

Church Cove – TR12 7QE.

Porthleven – TR13 9JE.

Marazion to Penzance road (St. Michael’s Mount).

The Minack Theatre – TR19 6JU.

Land’s End – TR19 7AA.

IMPORTANT :

We kindly ask spectators NOT to visit CP2 (Perranuthnoe) as the village is small and there is insufficient car parking. There is good access to the coastal path before and after CP2 so we kindly ask you to stay away. We also ask spectators not to visit CP3 (Lamorna Cove) due to the finite amount of car parking.

Endurancelife Classic Quarter weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

15°C
Predicted highs
11°C
Predicted lows
Icon40% chance of rain
IconModerate wind possible, up to 20mph

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