Coast Ultra Xtreme

Introduction:

Coast Ultra Xtreme Oct 9th to 13th 

The Coast Ultra Xtreme is a new UK 5-day ultra-running challenge born out of the passionate team at VOTWO and an endurance coach and athlete. Disappointed at the cancellation and postponements of Marathon De Sables, UTMB and many more similar ultra-endurance we have created this new event at short notice alongside the Atlantic Coast Challenge so that athletes have the chance to channel all the training and hard work already done in preparation for a 5-day event. 

The event is presented by MyRaceKit.com the UK’s leading ultra-running and adventure retailer and the spiritual home of multi-day racers.

The 2020 Coast Ultra Xtreme route starts near Padstow, passing Lands End and heading up and around the bottom of the Cornish Peninsula finishing in Coverack. Each of the first 3 days covers approximately 42-46km each, with day 4 approx. 60km and day 5 finishes with approximately 28km.  The first 3 days run alongside Votwo's existing Atlantic Coast Challenge. 

The event will be implementing a host of social distancing and other precautions for 2020. 

Date:

9th - 13th October 2020

Event HQ:

St Ives Bay Holiday Park
73 Loggans Rd, Upton Towans, Hayle TR27 5BH, UK - View Location

Entry Price (Early Bird Pre September 14th (Extended))

  • 5-day Solo-entry including camping pitch - £425
  • 5-day Relay-entry (team of 2-3 days each and final) including camping pitch * - £625
  • Top up entry (if already registered for ACC): £270

*Each runner must complete at least one stage. Multiple runners can run together
on stages. Team Captain to be registered and enter there partners' details. 


Entry Price (Post September 14th)

  • Solo-entry including camping pitch - £475
  • Relay-entry (team of 2-3 days each and final) including camping pitch * - £750
  • Top up entry (if already registered for ACC): £290

Schedule:

  • Day One: North of Constantine Bay (near Padstow) to Perranporth 
  • Day Two: Perranporth to St Ives Bay Holiday Park 
  • Day Three: St Ives Bay Holiday Park to Lands End
  • Day Four: Lands End to Mullion Cove
  • Day Five: Mullion Cove to Coverack

    Pre-event information pack:

    A link will be published here to the Pre-event information pack shortly.  All entrants will be emailed a reminder to read the event information. It is a condition of entry to this event that you participate according to the instructions in the event information. We do not post out information.


    Terrain:

    Wild and rugged. Steep climbs and descents that test your concentration as well as your strength. Each day is unique with its 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. It's a very obvious well-worn route. You will be issued with course maps and the emphasis is on self-navigation. In most cases, it's as easy as keeping the sea on your right and the land on your left.

    GPX Files, Maps and GPS Tracking Live View links for The Coast Ultra Xtreme:

    https://votwo.co.uk/pages/ucx-gps-tracking-maps-and-gpx-files

    Event HQ:

    This will act as a meeting point, catering area, massage/first aid point, and accommodation reception.  The Event HQ will be based at the St Ives Bay Holiday Park.

    Participants will be required to wear a face mask at all times in and around the Event HQ

    Prize categories: 

    Prizes will be awarded for top 3 men and women as well as the top mixed, mens and women’s relay teams thanks to the support of MyRaceKit.com. Prizes will be based on aggregate time over the five stages. A special prize will also be given for most raised for charity.

    Checkpoints (CPs):

    These are spaced out along the course each day. Present Covid restrictions have limited the normal CP locations available to the event. Different landowners have pursued different policies on this and we are working within the rules for each location.

    All the CPs will be stocked with Cliff bar product (Shots, gels and blocks), snacks and drinks. CP locations will be marked on the GPS tracking routes and CP close times and locations will be issued to you along with your actions on the emergency card. The event medics will be available at the CP. CPs will follow strict protocols in 2020 due to Covid-19 and details will be shared in pre-event communication.  

    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 minibusses. On completion of the days run you will be transported back to the event HQ.

    Face masks and hand sanitization will be mandatory on all event transport and issued by the driver to participants.  

    Medical assistance:

    The route is covered by the medical support team.

    All participants will be required to self certify a COVID health check prior to arrival at the event and certify both being clear of symptoms and not being required to self-isolate for any other reason such as having come into contact with persons suspect or infected with COVID.

    Catering:

    We are currently assessing how the event catering will operate. The onsite restaurant normally provides good quality meals in the HQ area. This might change to a takeaway service with regards to COVID 19. More information will be published in the event participant information. Self-catering is certainly an option, a supermarket and other shops are located very close to the event HQ. 

    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. Please take special note that this kit list now has new additions with respect to the current COVID climate.

    Essential kit (to be carried on your person or in your rucksack)
    • Appropriate running backpack
    • Appropriate trail shoes
    • Navigation device with days route loaded
    • Charging unit and cable for the navigation device
    • Suncream
    • Useful numbers, checkpoint timings, and lost procedure 
    • Whistle 
    • Pocket Knife
    • Matches
    • Compass (make sure your compass is attached to you or your kit) 
    • Waterproof top 
    • Long trousers or tights
    • Gloves (waterproofed in a plastic freezer bag) 
    • Hat (waterproofed in a plastic freezer bag)
    • Head torch and spare small torch with spare batteries 
    • More than 1500ml of water or other drinks
    • A minimum of a 1000 calories of food (2000 calories on 60km day)
    • A lightweight piece of warm clothing (waterproofed – zip lock bag etc) 
    • A fully charged working mobile phone and separate battery back (waterproofed – zip lock bag etc) 
    • Form of ID (license) and a notepad and pencil with your name and details of your emergency contact (waterproofed)
    • Cash money and card
    • A reusable face mask or multiple disposable face masks and disposable gloves for each day
    • Small bottle antibacterial gel or spray hand sanitizer
    • Emergency blanket and basic first aid kit
    You must carry all the kit on the kit list. No exceptions.

    Accommodation:

    The event entry package is inclusive of 5 nights camping at the event HQ. From Thursday evening until Tuesday afternoon.  You are to supply your camping equipment, showers, and toilets on site. If you wish to upgrade your accommodation to one of the below then you can do so by clicking on the link below. The price is for sole occupancy (only 1 person pays if sharing) for Thursday evening - Wednesday morning. 

    For 6 Nights 
    • 2 Bedroom Caravan  £228
    • 2 Bedroom Chalet  £228
    • 3 Bedroom Caravan £250
    • Sleeping Pod £210 

    Book top-up accommodation here


     

    Points:

    ITRA: 4 points classification score and 3 mountain points

    Results:

    https://votwo.co.uk/pages/results

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    Terms and conditions of entry:

    Should Force Majeure or government restrictions be implemented that prohibit the physical running of the event, the organizing team will firstly refund all but £95 of individual and of £150 team entry fees paid, and the event will switch to a virtual 5-day format, with event T-shirts and medals being posted to the entrants of completion of the virtual event.

    Payment in full at the time of booking.  Refunds (minus online booking fees) available up to 2 weeks before the start date. Refund requests to be made via email to events@votwo.co.uk. There are no refunds after this point. See the full terms and conditions here

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