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Challenge description

Challenge description

Coast to Coast (C2C) is the first non-stop foot race across the UK from coast to coast. This 140 mile ultramarathon route starts in the North West and follows the beautiful C2C cycle route. This is an extremely difficult challenge with some heavy off road sections.


Runners have just 38 hours to complete the route, traversing the hills of the Lake District and the Pennines to finally meet the North Sea at Tynemouth Castle. The route is a combination of country lanes, steep off road hills and cycle track.


Saturday 3rd August 2024




Enter Coast to Coast


Runners must have extreme ultra-running experience with a 100 mile finish being the minimum pre-requisite. Please only apply and make payment if you meet the required pre-requiste (entries can be rejected and refunded at the RD's discretion).


No refunds, transfers, or deferrals.

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Registration information

Registration information

Registration is from 6am at Whitehaven Harbour, West Coast with a start time of 7am. You will finish at Tynemouth (Newcastle Upon Tyne).

What's included

What's included


This is a low cost, low key event. You will only be provided with:

  • Crew route information pack, directions and timings.

  • Route guide and marshalls.

  • Timepoints, no checkpoint stations.

  • Race Tracker.

  • Finishers t-shirt.

  • Bespoke medal.




  • No refunds, no deferrals.

  • You must not come if you feel unwell/have any Covid symptoms.

  • You must be prepared for bad weather.

  • There will be cut-offs at approximately 25, 50 and 100 miles, as well as random time checks throughout.

  • Runners will be disqualified if they deviate from the set C2C route and must complete any modified sections.

  • Runners who retire must inform the RD straight away.

  • If you drop out, you must arrange your own way home, however we will try to take you to the nearest train station when it is convenient, so please have a drop out plan.

  • Race numbers must be worn at all times on the front.

  • A runner cannot start this race without signing a waiver.

  • No awards will be made to any runner finishing outside the allocated time limit.



  • Each runner must have their own support crew vehicle, food, water and equipment (max of one SMALL vehicle).

  • Runners can share crews (max of  3 runners per crew).

  • Runners/crew must carry compulsary and emergency equipment (water, high viz, food, phone, space blanket, head torch, batteries, money).

  • Crews and runners must adhere to the highway code.

  • Crews must not stop on the actual route (C2C Cycle route)  but must always pull completely off the road into a safe parking area, exit the vehicle and tend to the runner from a safe point at the side of the road. Some off road sections are not accessible by crew vehicles, so runners must be prepared to cover upto 10 miles without aid.

  • Crews must not assist the runner from the vehicle or tail the runner, or attempt to speak to the runner from a moving vehicle or slow the traffic. Help for the runner can only be made by parking ahead of the runner and providing aid at the side off the road. Other crew members must stay off the road.

  • Crews must not attempt to park on corners or block entrances/exits.

  • We suggest only one crew member should attend/exit the vehicle at any given time and they must be wearing high viz clothing and the appropriate night wear.

  • Crew vehicles must disply a high viz 'CAUTION RUNNERS' sign to the rear of the vehicle.

  • Runners cannot enter a crew vehicle at any time. Crews can provide a deck chair for seating their runner only in a safe off road area (examples given in crew manual).

  • Any runner entering a crew vehicle will be noted down as 'retired' whatever the circumstances.

  • Crew members cannot pace a runner.

  • The runner themself must give their number at the timing stations. Not a crew member.



  • This in an extreme event, with night running on roads. All runners must be fully visible.

  • Runners must wear high viz clothing for the entire race duration, front and back. Crews must also do the same.

  • LED 'blinkers' must be worn during the night by all runners and all crew.

  • Head torches must be worn during the night, but not directly shone at oncoming traffic.

  • We hold no responsibility for the safety of the runner or their crew. This is a 'fun' event that you enter at your own risk. We are simply providing a start, timing and finish point. We are not there for your safety.

  • We highly recommend runners and crews have up to date appropriate insurance cover for such an event.

  • We can only suggest safe practise and rules. It is up to the individual runner and their crew to adhere to these.

The above rules must be adhered, but common sense prevails.

Race results

Race results

View race results for: Coast to Coast 2018

View race results for: Coast to Coast 2016

View race results for: Coast to Coast 2015

View race results for: Coast to Coast 2014



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