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2100, Friday 24.05.2024

Please remember, car parking at Land's End is only free on event day IF you completed the online form to submit your vehicle registration (linked from the manuals) on time earlier this week. If you did not complete the form then you will, unfortunately, need to pay as per the normal terms in the car park.

Free vehicle parking at Land's End (if you completed the online form!) is ONLY valid for event day Saturday - it is not valid for overnight stays this evening or tomorrow night.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event tomorrow!


1700, Monday 20.05.2024

We are aware of some email deliverability issues to certain domains (for example icloud.com). We are looking into this but in the meantime there are copies of the most recent emails listed below. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


1200, Monday 20.05.2024

Email, "Classic Quarter 2024 Event Update" has been sent to all Checked-in participants. This email details final reminders and useful pointers as event day approaches! A copy of the Solo version of this email can be found here and the Relay version here.

Your event manual and other resources are linked from the top of either the SOLO or RELAYS tabs.


1000, Friday, 17.05.2024

Participant numbers - now posted!

Numbers have now been sent out to all Checked-in participants. Please expect to receive these on or before Tuesday.

Relay teams: please note that all your team members' numbers will all be sent in one envelope. This will be sent to your teammate who is running Quarter 1 (leg 1).

What if my paper number doesn't arrive?

NB: We will only deal with requests for replacement numbers the day before the event. We insist on this in order to give the postal system maximum time to deliver your original number.

Solos: You can log in to your online account and request a replacement number from 12 midday until 8pm on Friday (the 24th of May, i.e. the day before the event). To do this, log in, select the event entry under "My Events" and look for the "Number lost or never received?" link. From here you can request a replacement number. Please read the instructions carefully as you do this because the system will tell you where and when to collect your replacement number on event day.

Relay teams: please pop us an email on Friday the 24th of May (no earlier) if you have not received your pack of team numbers. We will then arrange to replace your team's numbers on a 1-2-1 basis.


0900, Tuesday, 14.05.2024

Thank you for checking-in for this event! Participant numbers for all Checked-in runners are currently being printed; your number will be in the post on Thursday. Please be patient for your number to arrive.

Relay teams; please note that all your team members' numbers will all be sent in one envelope. This will be sent to your teammate who is running Quarter 1 (leg 1).


1000, Wednesday 08.05.2024

Check-in is now open! Participant email "Classic Quarter 2024 Check-in open" has been distributed. To access Check-in simply follow the link provided in your email or log in to your online account, "My Events" heading / the event name / Check-in. Check-in closes at midnight on Sunday the 12th of May. (A non-personalised PDF copy of this email can be found here).


1000, Saturday 04.05.2024

Solos - optional coach transport

Participant email "Classic Quarter 2024 - Optional Coach Transport" has been distributed to all Solo participants. This email has been sent as a reminder to anyone considering the optional coach transport to the start, early on event morning.


2000, Tuesday 30.04.2024

Is your relay team in order?

Participant email "Classic Quarter 2024 - Team Admin" has been distributed to all Relay participants. This email is provided as a guide to help you better navigate the online platform and more easily manage your team. A copy of this email can be found here.

Check-in (for all classes) opens on Wednesday the 8th of May.


1400, Thursday 01.06.2023

We are delighted to launch Classic Quarter 2024! What a very special event it is.

This event (Solo only, not Relays) is part of the Endurancelife 23 - 24 trail running season (September 2023 till July 2024). Runners who complete the Solo category at this event will be awarded points and will be listed in the Season Leader Board. Points are awarded based on performance and can contribute to a participant's overall season score. Good luck! Read more here.

Check-in! : Please note that 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 to be posted out and 2) Watch the mandatory event safety video.


Welcome to the Endurancelife Classic Quarter - now in it's 18th year!

> > Watch the teaser video here! < <

The 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; every runner must be well prepared, both mentally and physically.

Over 7,500 runners have signed up to this challenge since 2007.

“Great event, great team and people, fantastic route and scenery - epic!” Manuela Pauley, 2018.

Lizard Point
25 May 2024
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)
06:26:57
05:37:50
05:53:46
Record (F)
07:02:05
07:18:50
07:27:28
UTMB Qualifier
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Team Size
Solo
Team of 3 - 4
Team of 2
Route
Fill Capacity
100/100
100/100
100/100
Prices and Entry
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Solo manual | Spectator info. sheet


Calling all Ultra runners!

Back in 2007, 21 intrepid solo runners set off on this inaugural challenge. The weather was particularly tough that year with 17 finishing the day (the winning time was 08:31:50). Things have moved on a long way since then and the event continues to grow in popularity; in a world with so much choice the Classic Quarter has stood the test of time. This is one for the bucket list and we hope you enjoy it!

3,804 solo runners have signed up for this challenge since 2007.

The solo event of the Classic Quarter is also a part of the 2023-24 Season Leaderboard!


What others have said:

“ Brilliant event. Brutal for a first timer but unforgettable and very well organised.” Jo Lally, 2020

“Great event to be part of - the toughest race I have ever done but really glad I did it.” Bethany, 2018


What’s included?

Fully waymarked

This event is fully waymarked by us over the full 44 miles. No one likes that niggling stress of navigation. You can now relax and focus on your performance.

"Run The Record!"

You’ve got nothing to lose! 2 x £1K in prize money is up for grabs for the winners of this year’s competition if they can beat the current course records. The prize money is offered for both the ladies and the gents competition and is split evenly between the participant and a charity of the participant's choosing. We are fairly sure these times can’t be beaten - are you?


Hall of Fame!

A list of each year's solo winners, ordered by year.
(* denotes current course record)

Female

2023 - Rosalind Wilson - 08:21:14

2022 - Zelah Morrall - 07:04:07

2021 - Lydia Poole - 08:30:30

2020 - Nadine Bennett - 09:25:40

2019 - Amelia Watts - 08:08:06

2018 - Wendy Chapman - 8:09:26

2017 - Sabrina Verjee - 07:50:37

2016 - Zelah Morrall - 07:02:05 *

2015 - Clare Prosser - 07:11:20

2014 - Clare Prosser - 07:14:05

2013 - Sarah Morwood - 07:28:55

2012 - Isobel Wykes - 07:34:42

2011 - Nichola Taylor - 08:07:11

2010 - Kensa Rescorla - 08:25:45

2009 - Claire Akin-Smith - 08:37:15

2008 - Jayne Angilley - 08:01:53

2007 - Kensa Rescorla - 08:44:21


Male

2023 - Laurie Luscombe - 06:40:15

2022 - Jamie Stephenson - 06:26:57 *

2021 - Joachim Cassel - 07:18:07

2020 - Jamie Stephenson - 06:45:02

2019 - Alex Van Tuyl - 06:27:00 *

2018 - Alex Van Tuyl - 06:42:12

2017 - Paul Maskell - 06:44:33

2016 - John Ward - 06:50:31

2015 - Pere Capdevila - 06:43:05

2014 - Duncan Oakes - 06:58:18

2013 - Gary Richards - 07:10:21

2012 - Stuart Mills - 06:35:53

2011 - Pete Roper - 06:33:10

2010 - Chris Gilbert - 07:33:23

2009 - Pete Roper - 07:14:26

2008 - Pete Roper - 07:17:35

2007 - Lee Gardiner - 08:31:50



Relay manual | Quarters Info. Sheets (Flipbook) | Spectator info. sheet

> > Relays video! < <


Calling all Relays!

Grab your teammates and go! It’s as much fun as it is exhausting as you support each other and charge for Land’s End. But, who will do which leg? What’s the strategy and most importantly who’s buying the pints at the end?!

The Classic Quarter relay events (of two and four runners) have proven themselves to be outstandingly popular fixtures particularly on the club running calendar.

4,717 runners have taken on the relay challenges since 2007.


What others have said

“CQ is a fantastic team event - stunning scenery, great camaraderie”. Jane O'Halloran, 2020.

"I am buzzing from the sense of achievement it gave me only possible from your wonderful helpers at the start and checkpoints and finish. Everyone I met involved with the event were amazing and so encouraging. Thanks." Joanne Tapsell, 2018.


Sub-comps!

"King and Queen of the Quarter"

This is a sub-competition open to both relays of 2 and 4. The challenge is simple: compete against those of the same sex running the same relay leg as you and whoever records the fastest time of the day will be crowned King / Queen of the Quarter! Your coronation will take place at prize giving where you can take applause from the crowd as we present you with your special Quarter cap.


Hall of Fame!

A list of each year's relay winners, ordered by year.
(* denotes current course record)


Relay 2

2023 - Jordan Kirton & Lewis Kirton - 07:33:10

2022 - Joseph Argall & Phillip Brokenshire - 06:57:34

2021 - Jacob Wood & Neil Eddy - 06:37:55

2020 - Jacob Wood & Neil Eddy - 06:35:38

2019 - Tom Carthey & Jordan Clay - 05:53:46 *

2018 - Joe Argall & Jordan Clay - 06:51:13

2017 - Simon Parry & Jack Williams - 06:34:06

2016 - Tom Carthey & Jacob Dobson - 06:37:52

2015 - David Parrott & Adam Miller - 06:36:34

2014 - Gary Richards & Noel Kindon - 06:13:35

2013 - Phil Bolt & Heidi Tregenza - 06:57:40

2012 - Sam Scott & Paul Scott - 07:22:04

2011 - Karen Harrison & Tim Rowe - 07:13:43

2010 - Richard & Peter - 08:02:18

2009 - Rich Claire & Rob Chrisholm - 07:37:54


Relay 4

2023 - Alex Marples, Steve Reynolds, James Kirton, Tom Wright - 06:04:56

2022 - David Cudby, Alex Marples, Seve Reynolds, Tom Wright - 06:10:05

2021 - Tom Carthey, Ryan Hanley, Louis Ratcliffe, Ruth Barnes - 05:37:50 *

2020 - Craig George, Dan Howes, Stuart Blackie, Daren Mccoll - 06:41:54

2019 - Tristan Stephenson, Patrick Stephenson, Jamie Stephenson, Jo Stephenson - 05:58:52

2018 - Gareth Alexander, Dan Skajariwski, Hugo Pyett, Piran Skajarowski - 06:47:52

2017 - Joe Argall, Matthew Yates, Jordan Clay, Zelah Morrall - 05:48:34

2016 - Andrew Martin, Aaron Benney, Nick Martin, Richard Pascoe - 06:02:35

2015 - Ben Hoadley, Philip Montgomery-Smith, Carol Randall, Peter Le Grice - 05:52:25

2014 - Rachael Thomas, Lee Burrows, Julia Pearce, Adrian Ball - 06:47:47

2013 - Nick Hayden, Sean Hayden, Tim Hayden & Jay Rowe - 06:37:42

2012 - S Abraham, M Curtis, S Timms, M Dowrick - 06:27:12

2011 - P Clothier, S Collier, W Hancock, I Ashton - 06:25:29

2010 - Nancy, Phil, Charlie, Steve - 06:46:52

2009 - Chris Hodge, George Williams, Mark Wreford, Mark Dorrell - 06:33:44

2008 - Mark Dorrell, Suzy Bosustow, Mark Burch, Darren Wrintmore - 06:46:27

2007 - Peter Devenport, Malcolm Devenport, Stuart Girvan, Andrew Langdon - 07:32:41


Although all-female teams are recognised through prizes and on the results table the main event is an ‘open’ competition where teams can be made up of any mix of either sex.


Virtual : Don't forget to connect with us via the official Facebook Event where you can select "Going" or "Interested". Here you can network, ask questions or provide advice to others.

In Person : It's going to be a long day on the trails. Once you've done your duty there's no need to go far. Grab a pint from The Lands End Hotel and watch the action unfold in the finish area. It's a great afternoon / evening with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Food as well as drinks served all day.

Never be locked in

Sign-up with confidence, we are looking forward to delivering your next tough challenge!

  1. 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 (this includes locations as well as class categories at the same location). 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. Admin fees may apply for some changes.
    3. Transfer your entry to a friend. Any time up until 14 days prior to the event. To do so; Log onto your account > Orders > Select the desired order number > Reassign > Enter the desired email address. All reallocated entries must accept the invitation to finalise this process.
  2. Cancellation: You will always be given a full refund (no fees or charges) if the event has to be cancelled and can't be rescheduled.
  3. Postponement: You will always be given the following three options should an event have to be postponed (date changed). 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).

Please see FAQs for more help and advice. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

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FULL
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Relay Pair
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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

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Fully Marked Course

Easy to follow signs, no navigation required

Electronic Timing

Instant result printout with splits timing

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