Challenge Options

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.

Full 102 km Continuous

Minehead to Dawlish

24 - 25 July 2021

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.

102 km & 2090 m

  • Start: Minehead, Somerset
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 10:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Dawlish, South Devon
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

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

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 32 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 53 km – hot meal
  • 82 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 102 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Taunton station to start (Sat am) – £15 p/p
  • Park & ride from Dawlish (finish) to Minehead start line (Fri PM & Sat AM) – £30 P/P

After

  • Shuttle to Dawlish station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Dawlish – FOC

4 available

Full Challenge
over 2 Days

Minehead > Tiverton > Dawlish

24 & 25 July 2021

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.

Day 1 – 53 km & 1550 m

Day 2 – 49 km & 540 m

Day 1 – 24 July 2021

  • Start: Minehead, Somerset
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Tiverton (53km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs
  • Overnight: camp with us (see Bookable Extras)

Day 2 – 25 July 2021

  • Start: Tiverton
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for all
  • Finish: Dawlish (49 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

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

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 32 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 53 km – hot meal
  • 82 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 102 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle to Taunton station to start (Sat am) – £15 p/p
  • Park & ride from Dawlish (finish) to Minehead start line (Fri PM & Sat AM) – £30 p/p

After

  • Shuttle to Dawlish station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Dawlish – FOC

Tiverton – Saturday 25 July

  • Camp overnight at our ‘Half Way’ basecamp
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available (2 for each day)

1st Half
Challenge 53 km

Minehead to Tiverton

24 July 2021

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.  

53 km & 1310 m

  • Start: Minehead, Somerset 
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Tiverton, Devon
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

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

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 32 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 53 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Taunton station to start (Sat am) – £15 p/p
  • Park at Tiverton (finish) & ride to Taunton start – £20 p/p

After

  • Shuttle to Tiverton Parkway station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Tiverton – FOC

2 available

2nd Half
Challenge 49 km

Tiverton to Dawlish

25 July 2021

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.

49 km & 540 m

  • Start: Tiverton, Devon
  • Start times: Sat 24 July join a Full Challenger from 17:00 or Sun 25 July 06:00 – 06:30
  • Finish: Dawlish (49 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

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

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 29 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 49 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Park at Dawlish (finish) & shuttle to Tiverton (start) – £20 p/p
  • Drop off parking at Tiverton (start) – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Dawlish station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Dawlish – FOC

2 available

1st Quarter
Challenge 32 km

Minehead to Dulverton

24 July 2021

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.

32 km & 1095 m

  • Start: Minehead, Somerset 
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Dulverton, W. Somerset
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

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

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 32 km – BBQ & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Kendal station to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Kendal – £5
  • Drop off parking at Kendal – FOC

After

  • Shuttle back to Kendal start or station – £5
  • Pick up parking at Kendal – FOC

4th Quarter
Challenge 20 km

Exeter to Dawlish

25 July 2021

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!

20 km & 104 m

  • Start: Exeter College
  • Start times: Sun 25 July join a Full Challenger from anytime or Sun 25 July 10:00
  • Finish: Dawlish (20 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 1.5 – 2 hrs, joggers2 – 3 hrs, walkers 3 – 5 hrs

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

  • 13.5 km – snacks & refreshments
  • 20 km – BBQ & bar
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Park at Dawlish (finish) & shuttle to start (start) – £10 p/p
  • Drop off parking at Exeter (start) – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Dawlish station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Dawlish – FOC

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