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Atlantic Coast Ultra 40 Miler

Hayle, Cornwall

St Ives Bay Holiday Park, 73 Loggans Road, Hayle, TR27 5BH, United Kingdom

Sat 7th October 2023

Starting at 07:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

Now in its 5th year this new edition to the Atlantic Coast Challenge starts at Fistral Beach in Newquay and follows the coast all the way down to Hayle River Mouth and finishes at St Ives Bay Holiday Park. Complete the 40 miler by walking, running or crawling, pitting your mental and physical prowess against some of the most scenic coastline in Britain. Votwo has teamed up with Geo Tracks. This system provides runners with a personal GPS tracker and navigation mobile phone app allowing them to accurately navigate the course and receive real-time positions of the other participants and themselves.

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.


  • Ultra 40 Miler


    Booking for more than 1?


  • Ultra 40 Miler


    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

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

Medical cover

On-course support and minibus pick up for retired participants

Event briefing pack

  • Challenging Ultra on the Cornish Atlantic Coast
  • Transport to start point at Fristral Beach Newquay. Mini bus collection on route if required
  • 4 Check points with refereshments. Home made soup at finish
  • Event Welsh Slate Medal and T Shirt

How to Get There

A30 to Hayle roundabout. Take 3rd Exit next rundabout at 100m just passed Lidl 3rd Exit to St Ives bay Holiday park on your right half a mile. Follow Votwo signs on site to event base. Coming by train use Hayle station


Free parking. Just follow the Votwo signs to the parking area


St Ives Bay Holiday Park, 73 Loggans Rd, Upton Towans, Hayle TR27 5BH
Camping available on Food at event base. Free use of Indoor swimming pool at finish

Course Details

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.


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

Event HQ

Located at the St Ives Bay Holiday Park TR27 5BH, the event HQ is situated in the large conservatory next to the bar and the Bay View cafe.

Catering will be available at the HQ.

Accommodation keys to be collected from the HQ.


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 note dogs/pets are not allowed on-site or in the accommodation.

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.

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)

Waterproof top

Kit List continued:

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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