Age 14 & over
This truly is trail running territory at its best.
Britain boasts one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world and this event showcases the stunning location of Exmoor with its abundance of natural beauty, breathtaking scenery and unlimited potential to inspire.
The Exmoor courses encompass stiff climbs and long descents, open moorland, thickly wooded combes (valleys), historical ruins, dizzying cliffs, exquisitely beautiful rivers and a stretch of coastline that is unsurpassed.
This event is confident that there is no course in Britain that offers such a variety of terrain within such a compact area. The Exmoor course is widely regarded as the toughest course in the series and is definitely a gruelling test of endurance for even the very hardiest trail and fell runners.
It's all about the journey. Never give up.
This event is part of Endurancelife | Exmoor.
You are advised to arrive no later than 30 mins before your start time.
Come on, you know you want to! What better way to compliment the previous day's tough trail run and start the recovery process. Join the group for an open water swim. Assemble in this car park and walk down to the beach together. (NB - this is a friendly and informal gathering and you enter the water at your own risk).
Mandatory and recommended kit lists are readily available in the participant's manual for you.
Running with quiet and well behaved dogs is permitted so long as you are able to keep them on a lead and under control at all times. Running with a dog will preclude you from winners’ prizes.
Berry's Ground Lane Campsite
Why not make a weekend of it and stay at Berry's Ground Lane Campsite?
With tent, campervan/motorhome and caravan pitches available within walking distance of the Event Base and the post-event gathering, it's the perfect base for the weekend! The campsite offers spectacular views overlooking the coast (including the routes), composting toilets, and even fire pits with logs. There is limited availability and is usually a sell-out feature.
There is a bag drop area at this event for your personal kit. Please ensure that any bag is under 30 litres in size, waterproof and clearly labelled with your name.
The Endurancelife cafe will be running throughout the day serving hot and cold drinks, porridge and pasta pots, bananas and other snacks.
Spectators are greatly encouraged and can be a big boost to all those taking part.
Recommended spectator spots are listed and have been chosen due to their ease of access and parking:
£3 all day.
Parking must be purchased online at least 48hrs prior to event day. Unfortunately cash can not be accepted on the day.
Barnstaple Train Station.
Barnstaple Coach Station.
The routes are fully waymarked and no other navigation aids are needed.
There will be one water station approx half way round.
Whilst we encourage 10K runners to bring their own reusable cup, there will be biodegradable cups available at the 10K water station.
The following applies to all forms of headphone including bone conduction. It also applies to both ears! Headphones are permitted on most sections of the route. Headphones must be removed when: a) you come across any ‘caution’ sign, b) you run across or alongside any road, or c) you see a marshal. Failure to remove headphones will result in time penalties.
There will be two prize giving ceremonies held throughout the afternoon. These will be for the overall top performers in each class.
Ages are based on your age on event day.
10K : 16 or over / 14 or 15 if accompanied by an adult (18+) for the duration of the event.