The South West Coast Path Challenge Trail Running Challenge

The South West Coast Path Challenge (formerly known as the Head to Head Trail Running Challenge) returns for year four, with a marathon as well as the half marathon and 12K. Set at East Soar Outdoor Experience near Salcombe in Devon, the trails and coastal paths are stunning! Canicross friendly.

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Trail Running

500
Competitor Limit

East Soar Farm
Malborough
Devon
TQ7 3DR

Event Stats

Distance

11.5 KM

7.1 Miles

Total Elevation

387 Meters

1270 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 30

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Registration: 10:00 am

Briefing: 10:45 am

Start Time: 11:00 am

Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

Distance

22 KM

13.7 Miles

Total Elevation

992 Meters

3255 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 42

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Registration: 9:00 am

Briefing: 9:45 am

Start Time: 10:00 am

Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

Distance

45 KM

28 Miles

Total Elevation

Elevation stats coming soon!

Elevation Chart

Elevation chart coming soon!

Entry Fee

£ 55

Difficulty: Strenuous

Registration: 8:00 am

Briefing: 8:45 am

Start Time: 9:00 am

Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

The South West Coast Path Challenge (formerly known as the Head to Head Trail Running Challenge) returns for year four, with a marathon as well as the half marathon and 12K. Set at East Soar Outdoor Experience near Salcombe in Devon, the trails and coastal paths are stunning! Canicross friendly.

The 12K takes you out of East Soar and over the rolling fields towards Bolberry, with views as far as the eye you head up to Bolberry Down and follow the incredible coastal path back towards Bolt Head at Salcombe. After leaving the coast path you will head back to up East Soar Farm to fisish, with views all around you as you make your way up the final hill.

If you take on the the 22K, you will be heading through Bolberry on to South Hursh and around the gorgeous village of Hope Cove before joining the the coast path and enjoying the path all the way to Overbecks House, where you will go around the National Trust property before heading back up to the finish.

The 45k distance is two laps of the 22k route.

A wonderful trail run working with the National Trust South West.

The Route

The new 12K takes you out of East Soar and over the rolling fields towards Bolberry, with views as far as the eye you head up to Bolberry Down and follow the incredible coastal path back towards Bolt Head at Salcombe. After leaving the coast path you will head back to up East Soar Farm to finish, with views all around you as you make your way up the final hill.

You will be heading through Bolberry on to South Hursh and around the gorgeous village of Hope Cove before joining the the coast path and enjoying the path all the way to Overbecks House, where you will go around the National Trust property before heading back up to the finish.

You will be heading through Bolberry on to South Hursh and around the gorgeous village of Hope Cove before joining the the coast path and enjoying the path all the way to Overbecks House, where you will go around the National Trust property before heading back up to the start area. From here you will do the same loop, taking in the stunning views on your way round before coming to the finish line.

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.

12K - CP1

5KM From Start

7KM To Next CP

7KM To Finish

Coordinates:

Half - CP1

9KM From Start

5KM To Next CP

13KM To Finish

Coordinates:

Half - CP2

14KM From Start

KM To Next CP

8KM To Finish

Coordinates:

Checkpoint Info
Coming Soon

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

12K Advised Kit

  • Reusable Cup
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website

Half Mandatory Kit

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

Half Advised Kit

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

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)

Marathon Advised Kit

  • Reusable Cup
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Emergency Food
  • First Aid Kit

Parking

East Soar Farm
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 3DR

£5 fee to be paid on the day to East Soar Outdoor Experience.

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

East Soar Outdoor Experience
East Soar Farm
Malborough
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 3DR

Bell Tents are on offer from East Soar Farm.
Limited number – First come, first served basis.

East Soar Farm also has a bunk room that fits 20
people.

Plus they have a couple of cottages on site for rent.

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