Full 50km
Sat 5 Aug 2023 Minehead, Somerset, UK Entries closed

South West Coast 50 Challenge | Full 50km

The full distance option of the South West Coast 50 Challenge from basecamp next to Dunster Castle, along the South West Coastal Path to a picnic in Exmoor National Park, finishing back at Minehead.

  • Sat 5 Aug 2023
  • Entries closed
Dunster Castle, Minehead

Full 50km



Age 16 & over

  • 50 km trail running + 1000 m ascent


If you're keen to take on a proper challenge, shape up, re-energise and support an important cause, this ultra will help you go further than ever before - whether you walk, jog or run your way to the finish line.

You'll be supported all the way from the moment you sign up with an event app, online guides, forums and training walks. On the challenge there are safe venues, camping options, fully signed routes, chip timing, marquee rest stops, fantastic food and drink and expert safety, medical and welfare teams to get you over the finish line where you'll receive a huge cheer, medal, glass of fizz, t-shirt, massage, BBQ and more!


  • Walk, jog or run an ultra

    Support and hospitality all the way over the finish line.

  • Take in the South West Coast Path

    Experience the rugged ups and downs of Exmoor National Park.

  • Full distance, half or shorter

    It's up to you! Options to suit a range of abilities and goals.

This event is part of South West Coast 50 Challenge.

Event video

  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Virtual option

Solo or with others

Taking on an ultra trek or run is a serious challenge and tough for most people, but also achievable with the right training plan which you'll get access to when you sign up. This challenge is fully supported meaning it's the perfect way to have-a-go at a longer distance.

Charity challenge

Fundraising for a cause close to your heart is part of the challenge and you'll receive a wealth of support, advice and tips from your chosen charity to make sure you smash your fundraising target.

  • Bag storage
  • Bag transfer
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Changing facilities
  • Coast
  • Entertainment
  • Free parking
  • Music
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Dunster Castle
TA24 6NY

  • Check points
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The Full 50km loop challenge, with 1000m of climb, starts from basecamp beneath Dunster Castle, and heads to the coast and the official Minehead start of the famous 630 mile South West Coastal Path. The coastal path provides fantastic views across the Bristol Channel towards South Wales in the distance.

The historic village of Porlock marks the halfway point – then it’s through forests and into the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Across moorland and a climb up Dunkery Beacon – Exmoor’s highest point – with amazing panoramic views, before descending towards Minehead and on back to the finish line on the lawns of Dunster Castle base-camp where a very welcome finish line celebration awaits!

Take in the South West Coastal Path and Exmoor National Park

  • Chip timing
  • Event app
  • Goody bag
  • GPS tracking
  • Map
  • Massage
  • Medal
  • Pre-event training sessions
  • Training plan
  • T-shirt

With weekend camping options at basecamp, a bar, BBQ, music and entertainment – there’s going to be a summer festival feel on this challenge!

Included before

  • Dedicated challenge app to help you prepare
  • Challenge manual and event guides
  • Training walks and runs
  • Kit and equipment lists – discounts and advice
  • Preparation videos and pre-event briefing
  • Online forums – meet fellow challengers

Included on the challenge

  • Rest stops every ~12.5km – covered with seating, toilets & rest areas
  • Free food and drinks – catering to all dietary requirements
  • First aid support – at stops and en route
  • Fully signed route and online maps
  • Chip-timing – keeping track of you
  • Trek Masters – to help guide you
  • Baggage transfer service
  • Emergency support and route pick-ups
  • Shuttles for retirees to take you forward
  • Bookable transfers before and after your challenge
  • Medal, t-shirt and glass of fizz at the finish

  • Age 16 & over
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Series discount

16 and 17 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult.