The Marathon des Cote

15th, 16th & 17th June 2018

The Marathon of the Coast, is run from St Dogmaels on the North Pembrokeshire / Ceredigion border and takes in the entire 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path (The UK’s only coastal National Park) and finishes at Amroth on the South Pembrokeshire / Carmarthenshire border.

The path is made up mainly of rugged uneven ground which covers a diverse route that will see you run high along open and exposed sea cliffs as well as underneath them at sea level as you pass through the numerous fishing hamlets, villages and towns as well as taking you through some of the most iconic and historic locations in Wales.

The course is visually stunning and due to the nature of the terrain and the elevation loss and gain being over 30,000ft it is also one of the most difficult you will run anywhere in the world. This really is a bucket list run!

June 2017 we ran the course over 6 days and it was spectacular here’s the blog of the event

The Pembrokeshire Coast Challenge

The Challenge

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path all 186 miles of it in 3 days, Starting in St Dogmaels and finishing in Amroth, It will be run, walked and crawled in the following format.

Stage 1

June 15th, St Dogmaels, non stop to Caerfai (66miles) cut off 0000hrs

Stage 2

June 16th, Caerfai non stop to Pembroke (62miles approx.) cut off 0000hrs

Stage 3

June 17th, Hundleton, non stop to Amroth and the finish (58miles approx.) cut off 0000hrs

Now if this is done it will be the quickest time that the coast path has been done (that we know of)

Overflow Day

As this is a unique challenge and a tough one at that we are allowing a forth day as an overflow day, You Will not receive a Marathon des Cote T-shirt or Medal but you will receive a Pembs Coast Path T-shirt and the knowledge that you completed it and we will support you in this extra day and give you a finishing time. But this day should be treated as an emergency and not a training target!!

Relay Teams

The event is also open to relay teams of 3 under the same guidelines and would be the ultimate in ultra relay racing

Why oh Why

Well we do like a challenge and this has to be the ultimate running challenge in Pembrokeshire and possibly anywhere

plus

  • The whole coast path is a bucket list event and adding the time cut offs just makes it that much more extreme

Where else would you want to be for 3 days in June!!

“Many will talk about it few will do it”

Marathon des Cote 2018

15th, 16th and 17th June @ Pembrokeshire Coast Path

The first official MdC will take place over the weekend of 15th, 16th and 17th June 2018. Registration and compulsory briefing will take place on Thursday 14th June at 1700hrs in St Dogmaels

The Challenge

The task ahead is not an easy one, it is The entire Pembrokeshire Coast Path all 186 miles of it in 3 days, Starting in St Dogmaels and finishing in Amroth, with over 33’000ft of elevation to tackle along some of the most rugged and beautiful coast line the UK has to offer

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path boasts the fact that it s the UK only Coastal National Park

The Event logistics and rules

Each day there will be 3 start times 0400hrs – 0700hrs and 0900hrs and the cut off will be 0000hrs the first two days will all be about finishing, resting and recovery.

The last day will be the race, the first person across the line wins. Therefore on the last day if you are out to win a 4am start may best

Stage 1 

15th June – St Dogmaels to Caerfai -66miles

Stage 2

June 16th, Caerfai to Hundleton (62miles approx.) cut off 0000hrs

Stage 3

June 17th,  Hundleton to Amroth and the finish (58miles approx.) cut off 0000hrs

To date no known person has completed the route in 3 days

Overflow Day

As this is a unique challenge and a tough one at that we are allowing a forth day as an overflow day, You Will not receive a Marathon des Cote T-shirt or Medal but you will receive a Pembs Coast Path T-shirt and the knowledge that you completed it and we will support you in this extra day and give you a finishing time. But this day should be treated as an emergency and not a training target!!

Why do the MdC and Why do it with Man-Up UK

We do like a challenge and this is the ultimate running challenge in Pembrokeshire and further a field, once you have completed this you will be amazed and full of pride of your achievement and in awe of the scenery and beauty that you have passed along the way, which will play it’s own part in keeping you going

We also offer you support along the way. Although this is largely a self sufficient race and competitors will have to be well prepared we do supply the following

  • Timed event
  • T-shirt / Medal / Numbers
  • Water stops along the course
  • Food / Accommodation at the end of each stage (Bunk Barns Stage 1 & Tents stage 2)
  • First Aid cover throughout the course and welfare at the end of Stage 1 & 2
  • Massage service at the end of stage 1 & 2
  • Detailed map of course and information pack of the event.
  • Bag, kit and supplies transfers between each stage
  • GPS Trackers

For further details please contact us at Manupukevents@gmail.com

Registration now open for 2018 with limited places available

To Enter 2018 Marathon des Cote at £200 – CLICK HERE

Stage 1 Accommodation ST DAVIDS BUNK BARNS at Caerfai

The course will be sign posted by the Acorn which marks the route of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, in addition to this we will send you a detailed guide to the path and a map, the below interactive map highlights the course and elevation

Please note the course will not be sign posted with specific event signs as this is unrealistic and unnecessary if you follow the instructions and Acorn

Marathon des Cote 2018

15th, 16th and 17th June @ Pembrokeshire Coast Path

The Relay Race

The first official MdC will take place over the weekend of 15th, 16th and 17th June 2018. Registration and compulsory briefing (for first leg athlete) will take place on Thursday 14th June at 1700hrs in St Dogmaels

The Challenge

The task ahead is for a team of 3, to race or run the entire Pembrokeshire Coast Path all 186 miles of it in 3 days, Starting in St Dogmaels and finishing in Amroth, with over 33’000ft of elevation to tackle along some of the most rugged and beautiful coast line the UK has to offer

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path boasts the fact that it s the UK only Coastal National Park

The Event logistics and rules

Each day there will be 3 start times 0400hrs – 0700hrs and 0900hrs and the cut off will be 0000hrs

For the relay teams the time taken by each runner will be the combined time and the quickest team wins

However this would also be an outstanding challenge for whatever your team goals are and we would encourage all team members to stay at stage HQ throughout the race to support others, which would be included in the price.

Stage 1 

15th June – St Dogmaels to Caerfai -66miles

Stage 2

June 16th, Caerfai to Hundleton (62miles approx.) cut off 0000hrs

Stage 3

June 17th,  Hundleton to Amroth and the finish (58miles approx.) cut off 0000hr

Why do the MdC and Why do it with Man-Up UK

We do like a challenge and this is the ultimate running challenge in Pembrokeshire and further a field, once you have completed this you will be amazed and full of pride of your achievement and in awe of the scenery and beauty that you have passed along the way, which will play it’s own part in keeping you going

We also offer you support along the way. Although this is largely a self sufficient race and competitors will have to be well prepared we do supply the following

  • Timed event
  • T-shirt / Medal / Numbers
  • Water stops along the course
  • Food / Accommodation at the end of each stage (Bunk Barns Stage 1 & Tents stage 2)
  • First Aid cover throughout the course and welfare at the end of Stage 1 & 2
  • Massage service at the end of stage 1 & 2
  • Detailed map of course and information pack of the event.
  • Bag, kit and supplies transfers between each stage
  • GPS Trackers
  • Accommodation and food available for all team members throughout the event

For further details please contact us at Manupukevents@gmail.com

Registration now open for 2018 with limited places available

To Enter 2018 Marathon des Cote at £450 per team

Stage 1 Accommodation ST DAVIDS BUNK BARNS at Caerfai

The stunning Pembrokeshire landscape
The stunning Pembrokeshire landscape
The stunning Pembrokeshire landscape
The stunning Pembrokeshire landscape