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Mandatory Kit

Choosing suitable equipment is a key factor to the success of your race. Be sure to test your kit and your equipment before the big day to avoid unwanted surprises.


The Cornwall Coast-Path National Trail is a stunning location for trail-running.

However the weather can change within hours and without any warning. The weather in January can be extremely challenging and potentially dangerous if you are not fully prepared. Your equipment must be suitable for confronting all types of conditions and allow you to spend 24 hours outdoor, on the race route, depending on your speed of progress. In case of an incident, your equipment must also allow you to wait for the rescue team in sufficiently safe conditions.

All athletes must wear or carry the mandatory equipment at all times during the race. Your mandatory equipment must be with you for the whole duration of your race - from start to finish - even if you do not use it. Failure to produce an item of mandatory equipment when requested by an event official will result in a penalty or disqualification.

Don't forget that the equipment we request includes an essential list of basic items that each trail runner must adapt according to their own abilities. We highly recommend you to test it during training sessions under different conditions and to carry everything you need with you.

We recommend that you test your kit whilst training in different weather conditions before arriving at the event to ensure that it is suitable.

Your mandatory equipment (including the cold weather kit if required) will be checked before you are issued with your race bib.