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Provisional 2020 route - and is subject to change 

  It's Your Challenge

      ... Your Way!

As an Individual or Team

 ..Walk, Jog, or Run it

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New event with fabulous views, sharp Exmoor climbs, and a fantastic sense of achievement - this unique Challenge will be a hot one for 2020.

Whether you're a keen walker and new to endurance events, or a seasoned marathon runner looking to up the distance - you'll get the best support & hospitality all the way.

The Full 102km Challenge, with 2,100m of climb, starts on the Minehead coast - then it's through forests and in to the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Across moorland and a climb up Dunkery Beacon - Exmoor's highest point - with amazing panoramic views, before descending to Dulverton and on to the 'half way' stop at Tiverton along the Exe Valley.

From Tiverton it's country lanes, farmland, woodlands, picturesque villages and castles before the suburbs of Exeter come into view, where we pick up the canal towpath. The estuary widens as we head south on to the coastal path, and is teeming with birdlife as we approach the sea and the sandy beaches at Dawlish - where a very welcome finish line celebration awaits.

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FULL CHALLENGE
     102km Minehead - Dawlish
      Continuous with rest stops
      Sat 24 - Sun 25 July 2021

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Starting from Minehead on the south bank of the Bristol Channel, it's into Exmoor National Park with amazing views and some sharp climbs - onto Tiverton at 'half way'. Then along the winding Exe Valley to the city of Exeter before the final push down the estuary to the sea at Dawlish - and a very welcome finish line. This is a unique route with almost 2,100m of climb - and you will be rewarded with an incredible sense of achievement.

Distance & Elevation: 102km/ 2090m

Start location: Minehead, Somerset

Start times: 

  • 6.45 - 7am Runners
  • 7am -10am Walkers/Joggers

 

Finish location: Dawlish, South Devon

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 9 - 16 hrs
  • Joggers - 16 - 20 hrs
  • Walkers - 20 - 36 hrs (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • ~32km - picnic baguette lunch
  • ~53km - 3 course hot meal
  • ~82km - dinner / cooked breakfast
  • ~102km - cooked breakfast / BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

 

SEE OPTIONAL EXTRAS FOR TRANSPORT & OTHER OPTIONS

 

FULL DAYLIGHT CHALLENGE
     102km Minehead - Dawlish
      2 Days with camp option
      Sat 24 & Sun 25 July 2021

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The 2 Day Full 102km Challenge breaks down the route into 2 halves of ~53km on Day 1 and then ~49km on Day 2 - so you will get to experience the route in daylight, as well as the opportunity to get some rest & sleep overnight. Starting from Minehead, over the hills of Exmoor, to Tiverton at half way for that break - then down past Exeter to the seaside town of Dawlish on the south coast of Devon. This is a great and varied route with almost ~2,100m of climb - and you will be rewarded with incredible views.

 

Distance & Elevation:

 

  • Day 1: ~53km/ 1550m
  • Day 2: ~49km/  540m

 


Start location: Minehead, Somerset

 

Start times: 

  • Day 1: Sat 6.45am runners,
  • Day 1 8.30-10am walkers / joggers
  • Day 2: Sun 6-7am for all

  

Finish location: Dawlish, South Devon

 

Finish times:

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs per day
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs per day
  • Walkers - 10 - 17 hrs per day

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • ~32km - picnic baguette lunch & fizzy drinks
  • ~53km - three course hot meal
  • ~82km - brunch/ lunch
  • ~102km - cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

SEE OPTIONAL EXTRAS FOR TRANSPORT & OTHER OPTIONS

 

1st HALF CHALLENGE
      53km Minehead - Tiverton
      Sat 24 July 2021

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The 1st Half of Coast 2 Coast Challenge is a tough 53km with ~1550m of climb - setting out from Minehead, you will make your way into Exmoor National Park with some wonderful views after a few steep hills. The finish line is a descent into the mid-Devon town of  historic Tiverton - where you can enjoy a well earned rest & celebration.  

 

Distance & Elevation: 53km/ 1310m

 

Start location: Minehead, Somerset

 

Start times: 
6.45-7am Runners
7am-10.00am Walkers / joggers

 

Finish location: Tiverton, Mid- Devon

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Walkers - 10 - 16 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • ~32km - picnic baguette lunch & fizzy drinks
  • ~53km - three course hot meal
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

SEE OPTIONAL EXTRAS FOR TRANSPORT & OTHER OPTIONS

 

2nd HALF CHALLENGE
      49km Tiverton - Dawlish
      Sun 25 July 2021

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If you are looking to support someone taking on the Full Challenge you can join them on the route from 5pm Saturday onwards. Or take on the 48km 2nd Half Challenge from 6am on Sunday for a scenic adventure from Tiverton in mid-Devon, down the Exe Valley to Exeter and onto the seaside town of Dawlish and a celebration finish.

 

Distance & Elevation: 49km/ 540m

 

Start location: Tiverton, Mid-Devon

 

Start times: 

  • Sat - join a Full Challenger - from 5pm
  • Sun - 6-7am main start for all 

 

Finish location: Dawlish, South Devon

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Walkers - 10 - 16 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • ~29km (signed as 82km) - hot lunch
  • ~49km (signed as 102km) - BBQ
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

SEE OPTIONAL EXTRAS FOR TRANSPORT & OTHER OPTIONS

 

1st 'QUARTER' CHALLENGE
      32km Minehead - Dulverton
      Sat 24 July 2012

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Our 1st Quarter Challenge is more of a 'third' at 32km - and a tough & varied one - with almost 1,100 metres of climb. You'll take in the fantastic Exmoor section with the climb up Dunkery Beacon with some fabulous views - before descending across moorland & farmland to the welcome finish line in Dulverton.

 

 

Distance & Elevation: ~32km/ 1095m 

 

 

Start location: Minehead, Somerset

 

Start times: 
6.45  - 7am Runners
7 - 10am Walkers/ Joggers

 

Finish location: Dulverton, West Somerset

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3 hrs
  • Joggers - 3 - 5 hrs
  • Walkers - 4 - 7 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • ~16km - snacks & drinks
  • ~32km - picnic baguette lunch & fizzy drinks

 

SEE OPTIONAL EXTRAS FOR TRANSPORT & OTHER OPTIONS

 

4th 'QUARTER' CHALLENGE
      - 'THE EXE ESTUARY 20K'
      Sun morning 25 July 2021

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Take on the FINAL section - as the EXE ESTUARY 20K...

From our major Rest Stop in Exeter - a fantastic Sunday morning challenge along the banks of the River Exe down to Dawlish - through a beautiful area that's famous internationaly for its wildlife - with some fantstic views, riverside towns, villages, and beaches enroute.

Take it on a as a Walk, Jog, or Run for charity or just for yourself - or meet up with a friend for these last 20km's - who might be taking on the 'Full Challenge' - or the 2nd Half Challenge' and would welcome your support!

As it's a 'special' 20km challenge - there's a special £10 of the normal 'Quarter Challenge' price (Self Fund).

Distance & Elevation: 20km/ 104m

Start location: Exeter College

Start times: 

  • Sun - 9.00am (all start together)
  • Sun - Join a Full / Half Challenger (you coordinate time)

Finish location: Dawlish

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 1.5 - 2 hrs
  • Joggers - 2 - 3 hrs
  • Walkers - 3 - 5 hrs

Food & rest stops: Every 10 under cover with toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • Start  (signed as ~82km) - drinks / snacks
  • ~13.5km (~95.5km) - drinks / snacks
  • ~20km (signed as ~102km) - BBQ / bar 

Optional Extras...
     Baggage, Camping,
     & Transport
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BAGGAGE

All baggage services are paid for in cash on the morning of the Challenge - you do not need to pre-book online.

Transfers to your finish

  • Full Challengers - £10
  • Half Challengers - £5
  • Quarter Challengers - £5

Transfers to half way & finish

  • Available to Full Challengers only - £15
  • Free for runners (10kg max)

 

CAMPING

You must pre-book all camping packages online in advance using the form below.

Saturday night ONLY - Tiverton – available to 2 Day Challengers (mid-Challenge) &  1st Half Challengers (post- Challenge) & 2nd Half Challengers (pre-Challenge) starting on Sunday 



- Full Camping Package - includes: 

Includes:

  • 2-Man tent & x1 roll mat
  • 1 x Breakfast (Sunday)
  • 1 x Baggage transfer to campsite & finish

 Single occupancy - £55  //  Twin share - £75

 

- Pitch Only Package - includes: 

  • Pitch-only - bring own tent
  • 1 x Breakfast (Sunday)
  • 1 x Baggage transfer to campsite & finish

  Single occupancy - £25  //  Twin share - £40

 

TRANSPORT

You must pre-book all additional transport options with an * in advance, once you’ve registered onto the challenge.

 

Parking

  • Weekend parking pass - £5 per car*
  • Valid at Dulverton, Tiverton & Dawlish

Full Challenge (Minehead to Dawlish)

  • Parking at Dawlish finish - parking pass (see above)*
  • Before: Taunton Station to start line - Sat AM - £15pp*
  • Before: Dawlish to Minehead start line - Fri PM & Sat AM - £30pp*
  • After: Free shuttles to Dawlish station

1st Half Challenge (Minehead to Tiverton)

  • Parking at Tiverton finish - parking pass (see above)*
  • Before: Taunton Station to start line - Sat AM - £15pp*
  • Before: Tiverton to Minehead start line - Sat AM - £20pp*
  • After: Free shuttles to Tiverton Parkway station

2nd Half Challenge (Tiverton to Dawlish)

  • Parking at Dawlish finish - parking pass (see above)*
  • Before: Dawlish to Tiverton start - Sun AM - £20pp*
  • After: Free shuttles to Dawlish station

1st Quarter Challengers (Minehead to Dulverton)

  • Parking at Dulverton finish - parking pass (see above)*
  • Before: Taunton Station to start line - Sat AM - £15pp*
  • Before: Dulverton to Minehead start line - Sat AM - £10pp*
  • After: Shuttles to Tiverton Parkway station - £5pp*

4th Quarter Challengers (Exeter to Dawlish)

  • Parking at Dawlish finish - parking pass (see above)*
  • Before: Dawlish to Exeter start line - Sun AM - £10pp*
  • After: Free shuttles to Dawlish station

 

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