Total Coastal

2023 Medal

Saturday 25th march 2023

Your choice of 50km Ultra, Half Marathon or 10k on the South West Coast Path

Ultra- Kingswear to Shaldon 

Half Marathon- Preston Green to Shaldon

10k – Shaldon (Start and Finish)

2023 Medal
Total Coastal Ultra

50km of Challenging Scenic Multi-Terrain route all on the South West Coast Path with over 6,000 ft of ascent

Starting in Kingswear in South Devon the route starts with just under a mile of flat running along a country lane, but then the challenge really begins as the route heads off-road, 9 miles of very scenic technical coast path all the way to Berry Head, before heading around Brixham Harbour and then back off-road to Goodrington Beach, from here until Torquay Harbour the route is on tarmac, just after you pass the Imperial Hotel in Torquay the route heads mainly onto the trails again as it heads up and down before reaching Babbacombe Beach, where if you are lucky Sammy the Seal maybe about, you then duck under the famous Babbacombe Cliff Railway and head to Petitor Downs, from this point to the finish you are on very scenic 6 miles of hilly off-road trails. Finishing at the picturesque Ness at Shaldon, with views across the River Teign.

The route is multi-terrain with around 75% trails, but it is all on the South West Coast Path, the majority of tarmac is in the flatter middle section from Goodrington Beach to Torquay Harbour.

As the route is totally on the South West Coast Path navigation is as simple as keeping the sea on your right and following the Acorn signposts, however we will be adding extra signage and have marshals where needed.

There is the option of a £8 coach transfer from Shaldon at 6.30am to Kingswear in time for the start of the Ultra the Ultra starts at 8am.

For the finishers of the Ultra there is a bespoke medal with its own ribbon.
Optional event T -shirt available to buy on the entry system.
There is an 10 hour Cut-Off for the Ultra.

The Total Coastal is a cupless event, all runners will need to bring there own cup or bottle.

There are 4 aid stations along the Ultra route :
Mile 9 - Sharkham Point
Mile 18.4 - Preston Beach
Mile 22 - Meadfoot Beach Car Park
Mile 28 - Maidencombe Car Park

Mandatory Kit – Please carry a mobile phone with the event day Race Director phone number in it, the phone number will be provided in the race info PDF.

Water Bottle or Hydration pack filled to start at least 1L capacity. If you want to have some squash or coke at aid stations you may also want to carry a spare cup.

Showerproof Jacket – We may update this requirement the day before the event, if the forecast is for no rain and warm weather, then you don’t need to carry a jacket, we will post on Facebook

£20 Cash or Credit/Debit card for emergencies

Race Nutrition/Fuel – While there will be Aid Stations along the route, carrying some food/gels yourself is a good idea, especially for the first section as this stretch of coast path is longer and strenuous, so you may take longer than expected.


Ultra Affiliated Entry £40
Ultra Unaffiliated Entry £42

Minimum Age 21

Medical cover provided by TEAMSS Medical Services

Half Marathon

13.1 Challenging Multi-Terrain Miles all on the South West Coast Path with just over 3,000 ft of ascent

Starting at Preston Green nr Paignton, from here until Torquay Harbour the route is on tarmac, however just after you pass the Imperial Hotel in Torquay the route heads mainly onto the trails again as it heads up and down before reaching Babbacombe Beach, where if you are lucky Sammy the Seal maybe about, then you duck under the famous Babbacombe Cliff Railway and head to Petitor Downs, from this point to the finish you are on very scenic 6 miles of hilly off-road trails. Finishing at The Ness at Shaldon.

The route is multi-terrain with around 75% trails but it is all on the South West Coast Path, the majority of tarmac is in the first section from the start to Torquay Harbour.

As the route is totally on the South West Coast Path navigation is as simple as keeping the sea on your right and following the Acorn signposts, however we will be adding extra signage and have marshals where needed.

There is the option of a £8 coach transfer from Shaldon at 8.30am to Preston Green in time for the start of the Half Marathon, the Half Marathon starts at 9.30am.

For the finishers of the Half Marathon there is a bespoke medal with its own ribbon.
Optional Event T-shirt available to buy on the entry system.
There is a very lenient 8 Hour Cut-Off for the Half Marathon.

The Total Coastal is a cupless event, all runners will need to bring there own cup or bottle.

There are 2 aid stations along the Half Marathon Route:
Mile 4.1 - Meadfoot Beach Car Park
Mile 10.1 - Maidencombe Car Park

Mandatory Kit – Please carry a mobile phone with the event day Race Director phone number in it, the phone number will be in the event info PDF

Water Bottle or Hydration pack filled to start at least 500ml capacity. If you want to have some squash or coke at aid stations you may also want to carry a spare cup.

Windproof Jacket – We may update this requirement the day before the event, if the forecast is for no rain and warm weather, then you don’t need to carry a jacket, we will post on Facebook.

£20 Cash or Credit/Debit card for emergencies

Race Nutrition/Fuel – While there will be Aid Stations along the route, carrying some food/gels yourself is a good idea, especially for the first section as this stretch of coast path is longer and strenuous, so you may take longer than expected.


Half Marathon Affiliated Entry £32
Half Marathon Unaffiliated Entry £34
Minimum age 18

10k

A new 10km route on the Coastal Trails, starting and finishing at Shaldon with just over 1500ft of ascent

The route is mainly trails (approx 95% trails) enjoying amazing views.
Starts at 10.30am

For the finishers of the 10k there is a bespoke medal with its own ribbon.
Optional Event T-shirt available to buy on the entry system.
There is a very lenient 4 Hour Cut-Off for the 10k

The Total Coastal is a cupless event, all runners will need to bring there own cup or bottle.

There is one aid station on the 10k route, which is also the turnaround point:
Mile 3.1 - Maidencombe Car Park

Mandatory Kit – Please carry a mobile phone with the event day Race Director phone number in it, the phone number will be in the event info PDF

Water Bottle or Hydration pack filled to start at least 500ml capacity. If you want to have some squash or coke at aid stations you may also want to carry a spare cup.

Windproof Jacket – We may update this requirement the day before the event, if the forecast is for no rain and warm weather, then you don’t need to carry a jacket, we will post on Facebook.

£20 Cash or Credit/Debit card for emergencies

Race Nutrition/Fuel – While there will be Aid Stations along the route, carrying some food/gels yourself is a good idea, especially for the first section as this stretch of coast path is longer and strenuous, so you may take longer than expected.


10km Affiliated Entry £20
10km Unaffiliated Entry £22
Minimum age 18

Upon signup you may be offered Refund Protect Insurance, this is an option added by Race Nation (the entry system proivder) to all events sold on their entry system, it is nothing to do with Winding Paths Ltd, we do not receive any money or have anything to do with this insurance option.