Atlantic Coast Ultra 40 Miler
Sat 09th October 2021
In these uncertain times, Votwo wants you to book your 2021 event with confidence.
We will implement any actions required by government guidance in order to hold the event safely. If in 2021 the event is stopped by national or local lockdown then all entrants will be notified immediately and given the two below options:
Transfer to a rearranged postponed date or next similar event. You will be given a code to enter the relevant event online.
Receive a 90% refund on your entry fee. The 10% goes some way to help with unrecoverable losses.
Please email email@example.com with which option you would like. The cut off for letting us know is two weeks after the planned/canceled event. Emails received after this cut off will not be actioned and no transfer or refund will be made
All finishers receive a bespoke event T-shirt and medal. Transport is provided from the event HQ to the start point and for retirees. The Votwo team will take care of everything at the event for you so all you need to concentrate on is completing the distance each day.
GPS tracker, supplied by Geo Tracks
Live view GPS tracking course maps
Event branded T-shirt
Food and drink on the course
Transport to the start from the event HQ
Bespoke finishers medal
Free parking at the event HQ
On course support and mini bus pick up for retired participants
Event briefing pack
Wild and rugged. Steep climbs and descents that test your concentration as well as your strength.
The course follows the South West Coast Path which is marked by the Acorn sign. It's a very obvious well-worn route. The emphasis is on self-navigation. In most cases, it's as easy as keeping the sea on your left and the land on your right.
On the Day
07:00 Registration at the event HQ
07:30 Board buses to start
08:30 (approx) Arrive and start
21:30 Event cut off time
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 busses.
These are located approximately every 10 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 checkpoint we can assist you.
Clif Bar have kindly supported the ACU and supplied their bars, shots and blocks.
All the CPs will be stocked with Clif bars, jelly babies, salty snacks, filled rolls, water, squash, coke, and hot drinks. At the finish point a bowl of hot homemade soup will await you. CP locations will be marked on the GPS tracking maps and CP close times will be issued to you along with your actions on the emergency card. The event medics will be available at the CP.
The event HQ is based in sand dunes at St Ives Bay Holiday Park which has great camping facilities.
Hot food can be purchased from the cafe at the event HQ, shower and toilet block is very close to the camping pitches.
Prices start at £20 per night and if required Votwo can provide the tent, please select the required option at checkout.
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)
Useful numbers, checkpoint timings, and lost procedure
Compass (make sure your compass is attached to you or your kit)
Long trousers or tights
Gloves (waterproofed in a plastic freezer bag)
Hat (waterproofed in a plastic freezer bag)
A chocolate bar or similar
Small torch with spare batteries
Minimum of 400ml spare water
Issued 'bib number'
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.
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