Atlantic Coast Challenge

Atlantic Coast ChallengeAtlantic Coast Challenge – October 7-9, 2016

The Atlantic Coast Challenge has now been running for over a decade, establishing itself as one of the UK’s most spectacular and brutal multiday ultras. Promoted as ‘the more windswept and, some might say, interesting younger sibling of the Jurassic Coast Challenge’ the ACC punishes runners over three days along the Cornish coast.

The Atlantic Coast Challenge, like the JCC, offers up three marathons in three days, this one following the coast from Padstow to Land’s End and representing not only some of the toughest coastal trail in the UK, but also the most beautiful. Event organisers VOTwo do an exemplary job of accommodating runners (and walkers) with superb, food-laden checkpoints, masses of encouragement and one of the best HQs we’ve ever had the pleasure of popping blisters in.

Early-bird entry (until June 1) is set at £150 for all three days or £50-per-day if you just fancy taking on a single leg. 3-4 nights accommodation at the St Ives Bay Holiday Park, which serves as event HQ, is available at rates depending on occupancy.

Full details of the Atlantic Coast Challenge and online entry at

Read the RunningMonkey race report from the 2014 Atlantic Coast Challenge here.

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