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South West Coast Path Trail Running Challenge

Salcombe, Devon.

Organiser's Description

This event has been postponed due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event.

The South West Coast Path 'SALCOMBE CHALLENGE TRAIL' Challenge (formerly known as the Head to Head Trail Running Challenge) returns with a half and full marathon and a 12k. Set at East Soar Outdoor Experience near Salcombe in Devon, the trails and coastal paths are stunning! A wonderful trail run working with the National Trust South West. Canicross friendly.

The 12k takes you out of East Soar and over the rolling fields towards Bolberry, with views as far as the eye can see, you head up to Bolberry Down and follow the incredible coastal path back towards Bolt Head at Salcombe. The 22k will head through Bolberry on to South Hursh and around the gorgeous village of Hope Cove, before joining the the coast path all the way to Overbecks House, where you will go around the National Trust property before heading back up to the finish.



Distances

12 km, 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles

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

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

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

Marathon
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
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 3DR

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

10K / HALF MANDATORY KIT
Fully Charged Mobile Phone
Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start

10K / HALF ADVISED KIT
Reusable Cup
Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
Map - To Be Printed From Our Website

MARATHON MANDATORY KIT
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)
Compass
Foil Blanket
Whistle
Head Torch
Emergency Food

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

East Soar Outdoor Experience
East Soar Farm
Malborough
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 3DR

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.

NUMBER & TIMING CHIP
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.

SIGNAGE
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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