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Atlantic Coast Challenge

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United Kingdom
Event type:
Run Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 1 Dec 2017
Event dates:
2 Oct 2020 - 3 day event
± 36 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Race Director:
Steph Olliff

Atlantic Coast Challenge

Now in its 14th 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 coastlines 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!

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Season: Autumn

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Entry Fee details

Entry pp R2510 to 3011 / GBP150-180

Transportation: Each day you will be instructed to meet at the event HQ and then be transported to the start. Once you join votwo on the event you can leave your car at the event HQ and take advantage of the votwo mini buses. On completion of the days run you will be transported back to the event HQ. Medical assistance: The whole route is covered by our medical support and evacuation plan. Every morning at race registration the medics will be available to sort out any blisters, tape feet up and re-attach severed limbs etc. Votwo's sports massage staff will also be available at the end of each day to advise on dealing with strains and injuries. Catering: Food vouchers are purchased at the event. The cost is £17 per day (£6 - Breakfast £11 - 2 course evening meal). The chef is briefed to make large, healthy portions suitable for people running a marathon a day! Meals start on Thursday evening and finish on Sunday evening. The catering hall provides a great social atmosphere in the evening, beer, wine and soft drinks available. Kit list: Whilst taking part in the challenge it is compulsory for you to carry the following equipment. Each day at challenge registration you will be asked to prove you have certain pieces of kit on the list. If you don’t have this kit you will not be allowed to participate in the event. We will be enforcing the policy of: no kit, no run. If the worst happens to you any of the below kit could really make the difference to your survival and wellbeing. There will be random spot checks. Essential kit (to be carried on your person or in your rucksack): Issued maps for that day in an easily accessible place. Make sure these maps are tied in some way to your kit, one gust of wind and they're gone! Useful numbers, checkpoint timings and lost procedure. Whistle Compass (make sure your compass is attached to you or your kit) Waterproof top Long trousers or tights Gloves (waterproofed in plastic freezer bag) Hat (waterproofed in plastic freezer bag) Chocolate bar or similar Small torch with spare batteries More than 400ml of water or other drink A lightweight piece of warm clothing (waterproofed) A fully charged working mobile phone (waterproofed) A notepad and pencil with your name and your mobile number written on it (waterproofed) You must carry all the kit on the kit list. No exceptions. Accommodation and catering: The St Ives Bay Holiday Park provides the perfect accommodation solution for entrants to the ACC 2018. All caravans are of good standard and are on site very close to the HQ and catering building next to the indoor heated swimming pool (a must for anyone running a marathon a day!) Free on site parking. Accommodation is booked online as an additional cost on top of your entry fee. You can book when you enter the event on-line or by visiting the accommodation shop link below. Accommodation is booked as your own sole use for yourself and friends. Single rooms in a shared caravan are also available All accommodation is for up to 4 nights Thur - Monday morning.

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