Exmoor Trail Running Challenge

This years event has moved home and is now set at the wonderful Allerford Recreation Ground just outside Porlock on the Exmoor coast, which is all part of the amazing Holnicote Estate part of the National Trust.

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Trail Running

800
Competitor Limit

Allerford Recreation Ground, Hare Park,
Allerford,
Minehead,
Exmoor,
TA24 8HL

Event Stats

Distance

11.9 KM

7.4 Miles

Total Elevation

769 Meters

2523 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 30

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Registration: 9:30 am

Briefing: 10:15 am

Start Time: 10:30 am

Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

Distance

22.8 KM

14.2 Miles

Total Elevation

1299 Meters

4262 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 42

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Registration: 8:30 am

Briefing: 9:15 am

Start Time: 9:30 am

Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

Distance

43.2 KM

26.8 Miles

Total Elevation

2165 Meters

7103 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 55

Difficulty: Strenuous

Registration: 7:30 am

Briefing: 8:15 am

Start Time: 8:30 am

Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

Distance

52.9 KM

32.9 Miles

Total Elevation

2808 Meters

9213 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 62

Difficulty: Strenuous

Registration: 6:30 am

Briefing: 7:15 am

Start Time: 7:30 am

Cut Off Time: 5:30 pm

This years event has moved home and is now set at the wonderful Allerford Recreation Ground just outside Porlock on the Exmoor coast, which is all part of the amazing Holnicote Estate part of the National Trust.

Don’t worry we haven’t moved far and we’ve kept in all the open moorland and coastal sections to make this a truly exceptional trail run in the heart of the Exmoor National Park.

A truly exceptional area for trail running, with the marathon and ultra runners cover areas around Dunkery Hill and Horner Wood, two nature reserves before joining the South West Coast Path back towards Porlock and the finish.

The 12k and half marathon runners, stay on the coastal side of the A39, where you will enjoy running through some stunning wood sections and the fantastic coastal path around Porlock and Bossington Hill.

The Route


Half Marathon route description coming soon!

Marathon route description coming soon!

Ultra Marathon route description coming soon!

Checkpoint Info

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash.

Checkpoint Info
Coming Soon

Checkpoint Info
Coming Soon

Checkpoint Info
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Checkpoint Info
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Event countdown

Kit List

12K Mandatory Kit

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)

12K Advised Kit

  • Reusable Cup
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Hat
  • Gloves

Half Mandatory Kit

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)

Half Advised Kit

  • Reusable Cup
  • Foil Blanket
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Hat
  • Gloves

Marathon Mandatory Kit

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Compass
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves

Marathon Advised Kit

  • Reusable Cup
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit

Ultra Mandatory Kit

  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Compass
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves

Ultra Advised Kit

  • Reusable Cup
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit

Parking

Ample Parking is available at Allerford Recreation Ground and a-joining field.

Sign posts and flags will also be out on show to guide you into Allerford village and the parking area.

Cost for parking – £5 per vehicle all day parking. CASH ONLY

Number & Timing Chip

Numbers and timing chip's are to be collected on the day of the event at registration.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

You also have the chance to rent GPS tracking units, which enable your friends and family to track you all the way around the course.

Signage

We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a hi-viz reflective red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We also use striped tape, these are placed after any split to reassure you that you are on the correct trail. We also use them along long stretches where no turn off is required or directional arrows needed.

We advise runners to bring a map of the route with them on event day in case of emergencies. You can download the map and print it and you can download GPX files to your device.

What You Get

  • Trail Events Co large bespoke finishers medal
  • Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Fully Signed Course
  • Chip Timing
  • Also on offer:
  • Technical Running T-shirt (£10)
  • GPS tracking units (available at £20 per day for hire)

What Do You Get
Camping

Camping

Camping is available at Hare Park, Allerford Recreation Ground.

Cost £7 per person per night (Plus £5 for your vehicle)

Please note this is a basic campsite.

Fresh Water tap and Portaloos onsite.

No Electrical hookups available.

No disposable barbecues or fire pits allowed.

To reserve a camping spot please write to [email protected] with your arrival time & tent size/camper van information included.

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