Welcome and Hello
If there is one thing that Bys Vyken Events does, it brings you iconic races!
Its a very warm welcome back to the classic and ultra Jack
Races that will test you but leave you wanting more
These races run along the most imposing part of the Cornish coastline but with
awe inspiring beauty
This race has it all. Climbs, mud, bogs, rocks, boulders, tarmac, sand, water and more hills. Believe it or not
sometimes snow and even a heatwave!
There are the 2 races to chose from Classic or Ultra
The classic is an 18 mile race from St Just to St Ives
The Ultra starts and finishes at St Ives with Cape Cornwall as your turnaround
The classic starts at 10 am with a 7 hour cut off (safety, 5 1/2 hour cut off at Zennor Head)
The Ultra starts at 6.30am with a 12 hour cut off (safety cut off at the Cape and Zennor)
Cape 7 hours
Zennor 10 1/2 hours
Both races are self navigation race but there will be marshals at key points to help guide you. There will
also be some arrows to keep you going in the right direction. We will be trialling the sawdust marking
which worked so well on The Woods
There will be 3 aid stations, due to the remoteness of the route
Pendeen Lighthouse Food/water stop
Gurnards Head Food/water stop
Zennor Head water only
Ultra you have these stops on the way out and back but you also have
a turnaround food/water stop at Cape Cornwall
The Jack is a challenging event but runners come back year after year, myself included!
The cut off times have been slightly extended to give more people the chance to
experience the raw beauty of this race
Thank you to all the businesses that support us and all the volunteers. These events would never
happen without you
Event HQ is at the SurfHouse, The Island, TR26 1SZ. There is limited car parking in and around St Ives. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. You are responsible for your own parking and the fees incurred.
Registration and ID check is 5.00 to 6.00 am
We are situated in the SurfHouse, the door is around the back
Safety briefing is at 6.15am with race start at the top of the steps at 6.30 am
The finish is back up the steps before the 12 hour cut off.
There is a 7 hour cut off at Cape Cornwall and a 10 1/2 hour cut off at Zennor Head
The HQ is still at the SurfHouse, which is your finish line but the registration and
start are at St Just Miners Chapel
20 Chapel Road, St. Just, TR19 7HS
There is a large car park in St. Just and some parking on the streets.
There will also be coaches from St Ives to St Just
Registration and ID check is 8.00 to 9.30 am
Marshals will guide you in the front entrance where there is also a baggage van. Please keep
your bags to a small size.
Safety briefing is at 9.45am with the race start at the old pasty factory at 10am
The finish is up the steps at St Ives SurfHouse before the 7 hour cut off
There is a 5 1/2 hour safety cut off at Zennor Head
We look forward to seeing you all back at the finish line and presenting you with your medal.
Trophy presentation will be when the top 3's have finished
Trophies for 1st to 3rd Female and Male
Trophies for team and 'True Grit' are presented after the last runner has finished
The venue and Bys Vyken Events hold no responsibility
for your belongings or for your car
Health and Safety
We do our absolute best to make sure your day goes swimmingly but sometimes things go wrong.
If you are unwell, please do not turn up and try to run. The whole thing could unravel very quickly.
Look after yourself and your well being first
In light of new government safety guidelines, please pay extra care attention when on the coast path or near large bodies of water. If you are unsure or feel unsafe, please make a marshal aware and we will get you to safety.
Please dress appropriately for the weather, this is an Winter race and Cornish weather can change instantly.
Some parts of this course are very remote and therefore the kit list is mandatory
The kit list for this event is built on years of knowledge. We would not run without it
There will be no entries on the day and you will be asked for ID.
For safety and medical reasons, we must make sure nobody is running under someone else's name. It is foolhardy and dangerous
Please fill out all the details on the back of your bib number. This is in case you get into difficulties.
It also has our emergency contact numbers on it
We have Omega Medical attending the event and looking after all the runners. They have been at every Bys Vyken event since 2016 and are thoroughly experienced. We would not trust anyone else
If at any point, you feel the need to retire from the event. Please get word to a marshal or contact us directly. We need to know that you are safe. You must return to HQ as we need the timer chip back please
Please respect the environment and do not litter, deliberate acts of littering will be a disqualification
Please overtake runners responsibly and also give way to other runners safely. Respect everyone
The event is timed with ankle tags, so please think where you would like to be at the start line. May not be worth getting trampled on by the stampede.
For your safety, we have cut offs. These will be stringently stuck too especially at Zennor. Think long and hard
about continuing if you are within 1 minute of the cut off. On a good day, its at least 1 1/2 hours to St Ives.
Cut offs are there to make sure everyone can complete these events safely. We will have marshals out there all that time and sometimes the weather can be extremely demanding
Other things to remember
You will be passing each other on narrow paths. You are asked to respect each others distance and space when passing where you can. This includes the tourists and walkers you will encounter on the coast path.
Sorry, no dogs are allowed to run in this event
All ID shown must be a physical item, ie; drivers licence, passport
All aid stations provide your standard fare for a race day, crisps, nuts, sweets and fruit. There are large water containers at each station as well as cola. Bys Vyken are a cup less events company so please bring your own.
Please also be respectful at The SurfHouse and at The Miners Chapel. They have allowed us to host our first event here and we would like to come back again next year
This next bit is very important.
We don't make these kit lists up for a jolly. If you get into difficulty on the course. This could very well save your life.
We very highly recommend that you put What3words app on your phone as well
Kit List (Mandatory)
Quality waterproof jacket with taped seams (10000 min)
Cap, buff or similar
Hydration system (vest/pack) 2 x 500 ml min
Headtorch (150 lumens min) ( Ultra Only)
Spare batteries (must be a battery or battery pack) (Ultra only)
First aid kit with blister plaster
orange bivvy bag
Fully charged mobile phone
£20 emergency money & photo ID
NO KIT = NO RACE
Thank you for reading all of the above and we look forward to welcoming you all on the day
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