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               2020!
                

*ID WILL BE CHECKED AT REGISTRATION*
NO REFUNDS & NO TRANSFERS

"THE COUSIN JACK CLASSIC" PRESNTS...

"FAT JACK"

FRIDAY 16TH & SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2020

Do you have what it takes to take on one of the South West's most difficult challenges? Imagine how ridiculous two 'Cousin Jack Classic' ultramarathons would be back to back? Well imagine no longer! 
To commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Levant Mine Disaster which took place in this week in 1919, we are hosting the most technical event we've ever held; 'Fat Jack'. It's the biggest variation of the 'Cousin Jack Classic' event. 
You'll start from the perfect St Just Miners' Chapel in St Just and head to The Surfhouse in St Ives along the South West Coast Path for the duration of the stretch. You'll turn around and then go back to St Just, just to do this all over again for a second time.  
You'll see the iconic locations of Cape Cornwall, Kenidjack Valley and Porthledden, Geevor and Levant mines, Wheal Owles (Poldark's Wheal Leisure!), Pendeen Watch, Gurnards Head, the mythical wonderment of Zennor, Wicca Pool and St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse, not to mention the outstanding view across St Ives Bay and the World Mining Heritage Site of Hayle.
With climbs of over 12,000 ft, this is truly a massive task not to be underestimated. This event is not for the fainthearted and comes with strict cut-offs to weed out the weak, leaving just the almighty standing strong. 
The event comes with a 28 hour cut off and make no mistake, even though on paper this sounds perfcectly achievable, it's still a feat that nobody has yet attempted that we know of. And for good reason. 
Will you be the one to achieve the unthinkable in 2020? If you think you are then enter now!

START: 12PM - FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2020 @ ST JUST MINERS' CHAPEL, 20 CHAPEL ROAD, ST JUST, CORNWALL. TR19 7LT
FINISH: 4PM - SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2020 (SAME LOCATION)
REGISTRATION/KIT CHECK: 9AM - 11:30AM - FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2020 @ ST JUST MINER'S CHAPEL
SAFETY BRIEFING: 11:35AM - FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2020 @ ST JUST MINERS' CHAPEL
TURNAROUND LOCATIONS: ST JUST MINERS' CHAPEL & THE SURFHOUSE, THE BATTERY, ST IVES, CORNWALL, TR26 1SY
CHECKPOINTS: 3 X STATIONS EACH ONE WAY STRETCH (2 INDOOR/1 OUTDOOR). THESE ARE:
ST JUST MINERS' CHAPEL (INDOOR WITH HOT FOOD/TEA & COFFEE ETC)
GURNARDS HEAD (OUTDOOR)
THE SURFHOUSE (INDOOR WITH HOT FOOD/TEA & COFFEE ETC)
THE SURFHOUSE (INDOOR WITH HOT FOOD/ TEA & COFFEE ETC)
THESE WILL BE THE ONLY MANNED LOCATIONS ON THE ROUTE. YOU WILL NEED TO BE SELF SUFFICIENT BETWEEN THESE AND THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY KIT LIST.
NAVIGATION: MARKED ONLY IN CERTAIN AREAS AND NO GLOW STICKS WILL BE OUT AT ANYTIME DUE TO OUR RNVIRONMENTAL POLICY
CUT-OFFS: 28 HOURS TOTAL WITH 3.5 HOUR CUT OFF'S EVERY 9 MILES. 
DISTANCE: 70+ MILES
ELEVATION: 12,000+FT 
TERRAIN: ALL TECHNICAL SOUTH WEST COAST PATH
DIFFICULTY: EXTREME
MEDICAL COVER: 'OMEGA MEDICAL EVENT SUPPORT COVER'

AWARDS: TROPHIES FOR WINNERS (1ST, 2ND, 3RD MALE & FEMALE)
BESPOKE TO THE EVENT MEMENTOS
MEMENTOS FOR ALL DNFS
TRACKERS: TO BE SUPPLIED TO EVERY RUNNER AT REGISTRATION ON EVENT DAY AND EACH RUNNER WILL PICK UP AN ITEM FROM EACH TURNAROUND TO SAY THEY'VE BEEN THERE BEFORE RETURNING IT BACK TO ST JUST EACH TIME THEY GET THERE. 

*NO DOGS OR HEADPHONES*
*NO SHOWERS*
*ACCESS TO A BAG DROP AT EACH END (ST JUST & ST IVES) BUT WE TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR BAGGAGE*

*NO SUPPORT RUNNERS*

*ENTRY CRITERIA MUST BE MET AND WILL STRICTLY BE VETTED* 
*NO REFUNDS GIVEN IF YOU ENTER WITHOUT COMPLETING THE CORRECT QUAIFICATION*

ENTRY CRITERIA: 40 OR MORE MILES EVENT COMPLETION IN THE 15 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR ENTRY DATE AND EXTENSIVE HEADTORCH RUNNING EXPERIENCE. NO ENTERING ON THE HOPE YOU'LL QUALIFY BY EVENT DAY. THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS YOU COULD DNF THAT EVENT AND IT WASTES EVERYONE'S TIME. YOU CAN DEFER OR TRANSFER PENDING OUR APPROVAL OF THE NEW RUNNER'S QUALIFICATION EVENT.

MANDATORY KIT LIST
*QUALITY TAPED SEAMS JACKET*
*HEAD TORCH - MINIMUM 250 LUMENS*
*SPARE HEAD TORCH FOR EMERGENCIES*
*SPARE BATTERIES FOR MAIN HEAD TORCH*
*RED BACK LIGHT* (GLOW STICKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
*HYDRATION PACK WITH MINIMUM 1.5 LITRE FLUID*
*WHISTLE* (CRAPPY ONES ON KIT BAGS DON'T COUNT AS WE'LL PROBABLY GET TO YOU BEFORE A DOG DOES!)
*FULLY CHARGED MOBILE DEVICE WITH RACE HQ'S NUMBERS LOGGED*
*OS 102 EXPLORER MAP* (PROVIDED BY US AT REGISTRATION)
*LONG SLEEVE BASE LAYER*
*GLOVES X 2 PAIRS* (WATERPROOF & LINER)
*NUTRITION* (GELS/BARS ETC)
*TAPED SEAMS TROUSERS*
*MINI FIRST AID KIT INCLUDING BLISTER PLASTERS*
*BIVVY BAG* (ORANGE EMERGENCY BAG)
*TRAIL SHOES* (CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVE TO ACTUALLY SAY THIS!)
*HAT/CAP/BUFF OR SIMILAR*

ALL CUT OFFS FOR "FAT JACK"

ST JUST MINERS' CHAPEL