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Marathon des Cotes

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Step out of your comfort zone by taking part in one of these Ultra Marathons along the Welsh Coast. Great for trail runners who are seeking a challenge, the course winds it way along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Come for the physical challenge or for the chance to run in the wilderness.

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  1. North Coast Ultra

    Run 66mi
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    £50
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  2. South Coast Ultra

    Run 59mi
    £50
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  3. Marathon Des Cote (Three Day Ultra)

    Run 186mi
    £300–£500
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Marathon des Cotes routes

Day One (North Coast Ultra)

  • The first day will begin at St Dogmaels and starts with a steep 2.5 mile climb to the highest point on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
  • The northern coast of the Path is the hilliest and most isolated section of the race. However, the scenery is simply stunning and gives runners a real sense of being in the wilderness.
  • Over the course of the 66.6 mile route, there is 6770 ft of elevation as runners make their way South to Caerfai.
  • Some of the days highlights include such iconic locations as Dinas Head, The Jemima Nichols monument, the site of last invasion of the UK, Strumble Head, The Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy, Wales Most Westerly Point at St Davids Head and The Birth Place of St Davids at St Nons.

Day Two

  • Runners will continue along the Path from Caerfai to Pembroke Dock.
  • This is a challenging section once again but it is shorter than day one, measuring in at 52 miles.

Day Three (South Coast Ultra)

  • Runners will be tasked with completing the final section of the Path from Pembroke Dock to Amroth.
  • The 59 mile section includes the notoriously tough Angle to Freshwater West Section and the stunningly beautiful Stackpole to Pennally Section.
  • You will pass some award winning beaches which should help take your mind off the particularly hilly terrain.
The path is made up mainly of rugged uneven ground which covers a diverse route that will see you run high along open and exposed sea cliffs as well as underneath them at sea level

Event Details

What’s Included
  • T-shirt
  • Medal (finishers)
  • Published Times
  • Live tracker
  • 3 x Aid Stations
  • Those taking on the three day event will also receive:

    • Food & accommodation at the end of each stage
    • First Aid cover throughout the course
    • Massage service at the end of stages 1 & 2
    • Bag and supplies transfer between each stage
    • Detailed map of the course
    Raceday Logistics

    Registration and a compulsory briefing will take place on Thursday 18th June at 1900 at Celtic Camping, St Davids.

    Each day will begin at 0400 and the cut off is 0000. Runners will be allowed to start later on days two and three but may risk missing the cut off time.

    Kit List

    We recommend that you train for the cold but also have a finishing plan of having a loose fitting warm hat and gloves to wear which are easy to handover to spectators.

    Spectators

    All spectators are more than welcome for this event and there are a number of villages and hamlets where spectators can spot the runners.

    Volunteers

    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact [email protected]

    FAQs

    Is the run self sufficient?

    There will be a number of aid stations along the way and/or stops where you can pick up pre-packed food and water supplied by us.

    However if the runner wants to leave a special needs bag at these pre-determined locations (as already designated) this can be arranged as we know you may want to sort your own nutrition.

    How is the event timed?

    The clock starts at 0400hrs on the first day and stops when you finish

    Can a runner have outside assistance?

    A 3rd party can supply food, clothes, body care and water at any point along the course. However please note, you are not allowed to travel in any 3rd parties vehicle.

    Marathon des Cotes weather forecast

    16°C
    Predicted highs
    12°C
    Predicted lows
    IconModerate breeze possible, up to 12mph

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