ARCHIVED RACE: Atlantic Coastal Challenge @ St Ives Holiday Park, Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom on 21 September 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Atlantic Coastal Challenge
  • Distance (Miles): 78.6MILES
  • Date: 21 September 2012
  • Start Time: 08.00
  • Venue: St Ives holiday park
  • Organised By: Votwo Events Ltd
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes

Race Description

Event Information
Event Atlantic Coast Challenge 2012
Date 21-09-2012 – 23-09-2012
Type Ultra endurance adventure run/walk
Cost £155, 3 day challenge. £55, single day rate.
Closing Date 15-09-2012
Distances A marathon per day. 78.6 miles in total.
Location Atlantic Coast Path. Padstow to Lands End. » Map
Transport links Nearest train station is Hayle. Please email if you require picking up from the train station

Day One: North of Constantine Bay (near Padstow) – Perranporth
Day Two: Perranporth – St Ives Bay Holiday park
Day Three: St Ives Bay Holiday Park – Lands End
There is a option to do just one or two days of the challenge @ £55 per day.
The 2011 final event information has been linked above, click ‘Download Info Pack’ to gain a insight to the 2012 event. 2012 details will be published no later than 2 weeks before the event. Please note that the details and timings could change for 2012.

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. Its a very obvious well worn route. You will be issued with course maps and the emphasis is on self navigation. In most cases its as easy as keeping the sea on your right and the land on your left.

Every Atlantic Coast Challenge starter receives a free event T-shirt and every finisher receives a classic challenge medal. Monday morning proof to your work colleagues or family that you completed the toughest 3 day votwo challenge!
The votwo team are providing the support package that will include the following –
Event HQ : This will act as a meeting point, catering area, massage/first aid point and reception. This will be open throughout the whole event to answer any questions, sell you some event merchandise or offer you some running advice. The Event HQ will be based at the St Ives Bay Holiday Park.
Check points (CPs): These are located approximately every 8 miles. At each CP you will be ‘checked’ in by the CP staff and your time logged. This means we know where you are on the course and if you are late for a check point we can assist you. All the CPs will be stocked with energy bars, jelly babies, salty snacks, filled rolls, water, squash, coke and hot drinks. At the finish point each day a bowl of hot homemade soup and bread roll will await you. CP locations are marked on your issued maps and CP close times will be issued to you along with your actions on emergency card. The event medics will be available at the CP.
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. The votwo sports massage staff will also be available at the end of each day to advise on dealing with strains and injuries.
Route maps. These will be issued as part of the pre event booklet.
The info pack and final instructions will be published approx 2 weeks pre event and can be down loaded from this page . You must make sure you read and understand the info pack.

If you wish to use the ACC challenge to raise money for the RNLI then please follow this link for sponsorship support and discounted entry.
The St Ives Bay Holiday Park provides the perfect accommodation solution for entrants to the ACC 2011. All chalets are of good standard and are on site very close to the HQ and catering marquee and benefit from use of the 60ft x 30ft indoor heated swimming pool (a must for any one running a marathon a day!)Free on site parking.
Accommodation is booked online as part of your entry. You can always revisit this account if you did not book your accommodation as part of your original online entry.
Price guide ACC 2012
Individual rooms
£32 per night for sole occupancy room in shared chalet, minimum 2 nights.
£50 per night double occupancy (double bed) room in shared chalet, minimum stay 2 nights.
Whole chalets. Sole use of chalet
£360 – 3 bed room chalet for 4 nights (sleeps 6)
£270 – 3 bed room chalet for 3 nights (sleeps 6)
£240 – 2 bed room chalet for 4 nights (sleeps 4)
£180 – 2 bed room chalet for 3 nights (sleeps 4)
£200 – 1 bed room chalet for 4 nights (sleeps 2)
£160 – 1 bed room chalet for 3 nights (sleeps 2)
Camping is available on the event site. 3 nights minminum stay (No dogs allowed)
£40 – Camping Pitch 3 nights
£52 – Camping pitch with electric 3 nights
£60 – Caravan pitch fully serviced 3 nights
Food vouchers are sold separately and are available to pre order when you enter online or can be purchased at the event. The cost is £12 per day. This includes a cooked breakfast and evening meal. The chef is briefed to make large, heathly portions suitable for people running a marathon a day!
Meals start on Thursday evening and finish on Sunday evening. The catering marquee is located next to the HQ tent and provides a great social atmosphere in the evening. Beer, wine and soft drinks available.

Teams of two. Change over at each check point. Complete 13.1 miles a day each!
Perfect for teams looking to raise money for charity or runners who don’t fancy the full marathon each day.
Prizes Every one is a winner in 2011! Free Atlantic Coast Challenge event T-shirt to all entrants. You will also receive challenge medal on the finish line as well as the famed hot Cornish Pasty. Use this on your desk as proof to work colleagues you did the distance (the trophy not the pasty)!

Each group is strictly limited to 100 participants as this is the maximum amount of people the event transport can lift in one move. You will be asked to choose which group you would like to start with when you enter online. Once a group is full it will close. The descriptions for each group are as a guide. G1 starts early in the morning so it is advisable for walkers to enter this group. Runners should enter G2 or G3. There is limited availability to move group once selected. If you really need to please email and make a request.
G1: Walkers / Joggers. This group is for people who intend to walk and, or jog the route. Walkers will have to push themselves to achieve the check point cut off times but the challenge is certainly achievable. On day one of the challenge G1 will have a early start as its approx 3 hr round trip for the event transport to drop groups off at the start point and return back to the HQ to pick up the next group.
G2: Joggers / runners. This group is for people who want to run a bit of the course but also want to have a nice relaxing jog as well.
G3: Runners. For people whole intend to attempt to run the whole course but will probably end up jogging and walking just a little bit faster than G2!

Entry Confirmation
Via email

You are more then welcome to come and support your runners. A info pack will be provided at the event base reception to give you a good idea of where to be and when!

Other Details
Please ensure you read and agree to the Votwo events terms and conditions when you enter the event. In brief the refund policy is as follows:
Any event entry or accommodation cancelation received by email to more than 14 days prior to the event date will receive a 50% refund or transfer of entry fee towards another votwo event (£10 transfer fee applies). Only emailed cancelations to are acceptable. Cancelations made in the last 14 days before the event start date will not be eligible for any refund or transfer.

1 comment to ARCHIVED RACE: Atlantic Coastal Challenge @ St Ives Holiday Park, Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom on 21 September 2012

  • Carrie.Creamer

    Please can you let me know when I will receive further information about the St Ives marathon as I am making this part of my holiday, travelling down to Cornwall next week. Thanks

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