South West Coast Path Trail Running Challenge

Salcombe, Devon.

Organiser's Description

The South West Coast Path Head to Head Trail Running Challenge returns in 2021, with a marathon as well as the half marathon and 10K.

Set at East Soar Outdoor Experience near Salcombe in Devon, the trails and coastal paths are stunning!

We are now ordering The Reverse on Sunday 18th April 2021 – Which means if you are tough enough you can to the double header and run both days, with the Sunday running the course in reverse.

Canicross friendly.




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

Free Professional Race Photos

Trail Events Co Snood

East Soar Farm, Malborough, Devon. TQ7 3DR

10.2 KM / 6.3 Miles
Total Elevation - 252 Meters / 827 Feet
Difficulty - Easy to Moderate
Elevation Chart:

Elevation Chart

22 KM / 13.7 Miles
Total Elevation - 754 Meters / 2474 Feet
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Elevation Chart:

Elevation Chart

45 KM / 28 Miles
Total Elevation - 1508 Meters / 4948 Feet
Difficulty: Strenuous

Registration: 10:00 am
Briefing: 10:45 am
Start Time: 11:00 am
Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

Registration: 9:00 am
Briefing: 9:45 am
Start Time: 10:00 am
Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

Registration: 8:00 am
Briefing: 8:45 am
Start Time: 9:00 am
Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

The 10K 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.

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.

East Soar Farm

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

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

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

Fully Charged Mobile Phone
Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
Foil Blanket
Head Torch
Emergency Food

Reusable Cup
Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
First Aid Kit

East Soar Outdoor Experience
East Soar Farm

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.

Please contact East Soar Farm for bookings.

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.

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.

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