Atlantic Coast Challenge

8 October 2021
Padstow to Lands End, South West, UK (England)
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trail race
127 KM
3 days
300 Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 42KM
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    170 GBP

Now in its 16th year the more windswept and, some might say, interesting younger sibling of the Jurassic Coast Challenge.

The route starts near Padstow and finishes at Lands End. Complete up to 78.6 miles (3 marathons) over 3 days by walking, running or crawling, putting your mental and physical prowess against some of the wildest coastline in Britain. 

Dare to complete 1, 2 or 3 days. Every Atlantic Coast Challenge starter receives an event T-shirt and every finisher receives a classic challenge medal and Cornish Pasty.

Monday morning proof to your work colleagues or family that you completed the toughest 3-day Votwo challenge!  

Wild and rugged. Steep climbs and descents that test your concentration as well as your strength. Each day is unique with it’s own individual challenges and famous landmarks to add to the experience.

The course follows the South West Coast path which is marked by the Acorn sign. Votwo has teamed up with Geo Tracks. This system provides runners with a personal GPS tracker and navigation mobile phone app allowing them to accurately navigate the course and receive real-time positions of the other participants and themselves.It’s a very obvious well-worn route. . In most cases it’s as easy as keeping the sea on your right and the land on your left.

Every finisher receives a Medal / Event T Shirt and a pasty. Worth running 78.6 miles for   

 

Read Kerry Sutton’s review of the 2014 edition HERE.

Event Organiser

Calum Frampton

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Peter Mason

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