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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]
The Classic Quarter - Cornwall Ultra Marathon Lands end ultra marathon with Endurancelife Lizard Point ultra marathon with Endurancelife Cornwall ultra marathon with Endurancelife
Classic Quarter
Covid-19 Promise

1200, Tuesday 25.08.2020

Earphones : It has come to our attention that there is conflicting information re earphones in the safety video versus what is detailed in the manual. Earphones are NOT now permitted during this event (ie the manual is correct and the video is not).

1830, Monday 24.08.2020

The optional bus transport Add-on has closed. There are just a couple of spaces remaining so if you would like one please email in directly.

1830, Monday 24.08.2020

A personalised email titled "Classic Quarter 2020 - Your Number and Safety Video" has been distributed (all events). Please be aware that this may take up to 24 hrs to reach your inbox as the sender trickle feeds the messages.

1030, Monday 24.08.2020

A revised version of the manual has been published, "Classic Quarter 2020 - Participant Manual - Covid Safe".

1100, Tuesday 18.08.2020

Don't forget to book on to the bus transport if this is a service you would like. Anyone taking the bus will (obviously) need to conform to public transport guidelines which (currently) are; A) hand sanitise upon boarding and exit of the bus and B) wearing a face mask for the duration of the journey.

1900, Monday 17.08.2020

Participant email "Classic Quarter 2020 - Your predicted time and number posting" distributed (all events). If you have not received this please check your SPAM box or click here to see an online copy (NB formatting of the document may not render correctly in all browser windows).

1100, Friday 07.08.2020

It is looking very positive that we will be able to deliver the CQ event on the 5th September and this is our clear intention.

Please remember that the event can never be 100% guaranteed, for example, if there were to be a local lockdown in Cornwall then the event could and would not take place. We are all hoping this will not be the case. As we are still four weeks away from the event time is on our side and indeed we are keeping close watch over a number of other small events which are planned to proceed in the UK over the coming weeks.

Further details will be emailed out to registered participants on Monday the 17th August. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime you can email or call us directly.

We hope you are keeping fit and well at this time.

1100, Friday 01.05.2020


1630, Saturday 21.03.2020

Postponed and New Date: An email has been now been sent to all participants. If you haven't received this then please check your spam box or click here for a pdf copy.

2000, Friday 20.03.2020

This event is being postponed for 3 months until Saturday the 5th September 2020. An email is being sent out over the weekend to all participants. We kindly ask that you do not individually contact us before you have read this email.

0900, Thursday 19.03.2020

Preventing Spread of COVID-19: We are currently looking at all options to this event including cancellation or postponement. We will post a further update here on Friday 20th March.

1500, Friday 14.02.2020

Fancy making a weekend of it? Here's some accommodation options recommended by us:

Classic Cottages

1200, Friday 15.07.2019

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
5th September 2020
Event Times
Severe Terrain
Rock, Mud, Trail.
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Distance (mi)
Ascent (ft)
Record (M)
Record (F)
UTMB Points
Team Size
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Prices and Entry
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Participant ManualParticipant Map Booklet

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 : We don't organise an official Afterparty at this event as it isn't needed; the finish is based at The Lands End Hotel 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 + receiving a £10 goodwill voucher (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 + receiving a £10 goodwill voucher.
    3. A refund (less a booking & card processing fee which will never be more than £10).
  3. If your plans change or you change your mind:
    1. You can receive a full refund (no fees or charges) should you change your mind within 30 days of booking. No questions asked. To do so; log onto your account > Orders > Select the desired order number > Cancel > Confirm. It’s as simple as that.
    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.

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.

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All event entries include...

24h Cancellation

Full refund if you change your mind within 24 hours.

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Change to another event up until 30 days before

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Transfer to a friend up to 14 days before

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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