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It's still just as easy as ever to register online for your next big challenge. Most importantly, from whichever event you choose you can read our simple Covid-19 Promise. We want you to know that any bookings you make with us are secure, refundable and with no hidden small print. We also want you to know you can attend safely.

If you need any help or you have any questions we are always here to help, 9 to 5 Monday to Friday 01548 312314 or email us [email protected]
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1000, Friday 14.05.2021

Participant email "Classic Quarter 2021 - Your start time" is currently being processed. You will receive this in your inbox shortly. A non-personalised copy of this email can be seen here. NB You can also find your participant details (number, start time) by logging in here.

Participant numbers and timing chips have been posted out earlier this morning. Please expect these to arrive on your doormat by Wednesday.


1500, Wednesday 13.05.2021

Minor amendment to mandatory kit : The Participant Manual now specifies a head torch as mandatory only in the following circumstances:

For relay participants on leg 4 if the combined finish time of the team is anticipated at 11 hrs or more. (Recommended only: relay participants on leg 1 who are given early start times may wish to consider a head torch for the early morning.)

For solo participants with an estimated finish time of 11 hrs or more. (Recommended only: solo participants who are given early start time may wish to consider a head torch for the early morning.)


1400, Monday 10.05.2021

Minor route changes : We have made some changes to the route from previous years. These have been put in place to minimise footfall in high traffic areas. All of these changes will be clearly signed as will any official diversions such as the current diversion in place from Marazion to Penzance. (This latter change is not reflected on the map or in the gpx files as we are hoping that at least a section of this will be back in operation by the event.)


0900, Thursday 06.05.2021

Check-in is now open! Participant email "Classic Quarter 2021 : Check-in open!" has been distributed (all events). To access Check-in simply follow the link provided in your email or log in to your online account and select the ENTRIES tab > Classic Quarter > Check-in. Check-in closes at midday on Monday the 10th of May.

Relay teams : Each member of a team must Check-in however no members of a team will be able to Check-in until all places on the team have been correctly allocated and accepted (i.e. your team needs to be complete). If you are unfamiliar with this process please read the top two booking FAQs here.


1600, Friday 30.04.2021

Check-in : will open from Thursday the 6th of May to Sunday the 9th of May (inclusive). The Check-in process is super easy and will result in a simpler event experience for you by removing the usual on-the-day administration. Within the Check-in process we will ask you to: 1) Confirm your preferred postal address to enable your participant number and electronic timing tag to be posted out, 2) Watch the mandatory event safety video and 3) Give us an indication of your ability so we can calculate your individual start time.


1000, Thursday 22.04.2021

Optional coach transport : The coach service is available to transport solo participants from the finish (Land's End) to the start (Lizard Point) early on the morning of the event. This service is an optional extra and costs just £20. Click the Add-ons tab to purchase. Booking for the coach will close on Thursday the 13th of May, or sooner if capacity is reached. Please do not delay in making your plans!


0900, Wednesday 07.04.2021

We are pleased to be releasing some additional spaces today! We are chuffed (but not surprised) that so many of you want to get involved. Please NB that it is difficult to gauge quantities of consumables in the current environment. Not only is demand hard to gauge but due to factory shutdowns and new import procedures everything takes longer than it usually does. Medals for this event were ordered in January. Anyone booking on to the event from today onwards should be aware that they may miss out on a finisher's medal. This isn't a foregone conclusion as it does depend upon the numbers of those who actually attend but we just highlight this as a possibility.


1300, Friday 26.02.2021

Better lace up those trail shoes! We are delighted by the timetable announced earlier this week by the UK Government. Outdoor organised sports in England can restart from the 29th of March (*1). This means that it should be all systems go for this event on the 22nd of May! Indeed, even if the published timetable were to slip a little there is nearly eight weeks of contingency on the timeline. We look forward to seeing you on the start line!

(*1) Such activities will have to conform to the prevailing social distancing measures on gatherings of groups (within an event / activity setting).


1100, Thursday 10.12.2020

Check-in! [New] : We will be asking all registered participants to check in online approximately two weeks from the event. The Check-in process will result in a simpler event experience for you by removing the usual on-the-day administration. Within the Check-in process we will ask you to: 1) Confirm your preferred postal address to enable your participant number and electronic timing tag to be posted out, 2) Watch the mandatory event safety video and 3) Give us an indication of your preferences with regards to a mass start or an individual time-trial start.


1200, Friday 25.09.2020

Don't forget to click "attending" on the official Facebook Event.

The Endurancelife Classic Quarter is a relentless Ultra Marathon along the south Cornish coast in the UK from Lizard Point to Land's End.

First hosted in 2007 each year the event grows in global reputation.

The task is brutally simple: to run non-stop from the southernmost point of England (Lizard Point), to the western most tip (Lands End), along the legendary South West Coast Path. This translates to running 90 degrees of the compass, hence the name, Classic Quarter.

This Cornwall ultra marathon challenge can be undertaken as a solo, relay team of two, or relay of four. The atmosphere is of keen and friendly rivalry.

Following 44 miles of the mesmerising South West Coast Path there are innumerable steep climbs and descents. This is the ultimate trail runner's rush, with spectacular exposure and challenging terrain all just a stone's throw away from the potentially pounding Atlantic swells. There is also the unpredictable weather to contend with along the way and every runner must be well prepared, both mentally and physically.

Lizard Point
Cornwall, TR12 7NT
22 May 2021
Event Times
Severe Terrain
Rock, Mud, Trail.
 
Solo
Relay Quad
Relay Pair
Distance (mi)
44
44
44
Ascent (ft)
5,531
5,531
5,531
Record (M)
06:27:00
05:48:34
05:53:46
Record (F)
07:02:05
07:18:50
07:27:28
UTMB Points
3
0
0
Team Size
Solo
Team of 4
Team of 2
Route
Fill Capacity
100/100
100/100
100/100
Prices and Entry
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Virtual : Don't forget to connect with us via the official Facebook Event where you can select "Going" or "Interested". Here you can network with others and join in the conversation by asking questions and advice.

In Person : For obvious reason there is no Afterparty at this event. The finish is based at The Lands End Hotel however, where there is plenty of outdoor seating, good food and a bar for that well deserved drink!

Never be locked in

  1. Cancellation: You will always be given a full refund (no fees or charges) if the event has to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Your entry will never be ‘rolled over’ to a subsequent year unless you want it.
  2. Postponement: You will always be given the following three options should an event have to be postponed (date changed) due to Covid-19. You will have one week from the date the event is postponed to make your choice:
    1. Accepting the new event date (this is the default option if you make no choice).
    2. Transferring to one of our other event locations for any date in the future.
    3. A refund (less a booking & card processing fee which will never be more than £10).
  3. If your plans change or you simply change your mind:
    1. You can receive a full refund (no fees or charges) should you change your mind within 30 days of booking (*1). No questions asked. To do so; log onto your account > Orders > Select the desired order number > Cancel > Confirm. It’s as simple as that. (*1 for bookings made more than 3 months prior to the event).
    2. You can chop and change between our whole events portfolio at any time. Just make sure you do this more than 30 days before the event you are booked on to. To do so; log onto your account > Orders > Select the desired order number > Change > Select the desired (new) event.
  4. A change in the tier system prohibiting travel or participation: If you can't attend due to a last-minute local lockdown where you live then you can opt to move your event entry to another event at a later date. If this is after the online change window closes (30 days prior to the event, point 3.b above) then this request must be instructed via email (see Contact page) with proof of address provided (a redacted cover page of a utility or council tax bill or similar):
    1. No later than 48 hrs before the event date and,
    2. No later than 7 days after a planned local lockdown has been announced (failure to do this limits our ability to offer your entry space to someone on our waitlist who is not in a restricted area).

Never be within 2 meters of anyone else

  1. No event staff will come within 2 meters of any participants:
    1. RFID electronic timing removes the need for close personal contact.
    2. Checkpoints (aid stations) operate on a self-serve basis; all items will be individually bagged / bottled with gloved staff keeping their distance but there if you need them.
  2. Receive your participant number and electronic timing chip in the post ahead of time or collect on the day, your choice.
  3. Watch the event Welcome and Safety Video online 24hrs before the event from your phone or laptop.
  4. Join in with our mass start or choose a time-trial start for yourself or your group. Either way you can enjoy watching the online leaderboard update throughout the event day to see how you fare against the competition.

Although there are a raft of other changes we have put in place we hope the examples above clearly demonstrate our priorities to you. All changes will be in place across our portfolio of events for the foreseeable future, most likely until the end of 2021.

We hope that you can now relax and take part with confidence; we are looking forward to delivering your next tough challenge!

With best wishes,

James and the Endurancelife Team.

Never, never, never give up.

Event Add Ons

Please choose from the following:

Pre event transport from the finish to the start @ £20.00 Use this add-on if you wish to take the optional coach transport from the car park at the finish to the start early on event day morning. The option to purchase this add-on will close on the 13th of May, or sooner if capacity is reached.

Pick your entry type...

Standard
Fundraiser
Solo
FULL
FULL
Relay Quad
FULL
FULL
Relay Pair
FULL
FULL
Raise money for any charity

All event entries include...

30 Day Refund

Full refund if you change your mind within 30 days

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Flexible

Change to another event up until 30 days before

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Transferable

Transfer to a friend up to 14 days before

full details
Semi Marked Course

Easy to follow route using the signs and .GPX files

Electronic Timing

Instant result printout with splits timing

Great Base

Multiple on-site ammenities

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Finishers Medal

Your piece of bling to show off down the pub

Energy Bar
Tech Tee (Worth £20)

A coveted Endurancelife T-Shirt to wear with pride