The Maverick Exmoor Goat Ultra 2024
Saturday 4 May 2024 | Caffyns Farm, Lynton
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Exmoor National Park in the South-West of England is known for its dramatic coastline and moorland and you can be sure that all four routes of our Exmoor Goat Ultra trail running event take in the very best that the area has to offer. Our routes take runners along the South West coastal path which means stunning views and savage climbs will be plentiful.
The Exmoor Goat Ultra event is not for the faint-hearted but we know that trail runners of all abilities will be capable of completing one of the four distances on offer if they commit to the challenge ahead and put their mind to it.
The route starts at Caffyns Farm and heads along the coast path at Lynton, you will be met with towering cliffs and stunning sea views across to South Wales. Soak up the stunning sounds of seabirds nesting on the cliffs. As you venture along the coast you will enter the valley of rocks, a superb section of coast path well known for its herds of feral goats.
The route then sweeps back inland towards some special forested sections. Following the River, and taking in waterfalls, there are many other hidden gems on the Exmoor Goat Ultra, we don’t want to spoil it too much for you, so come and join us! Adventure awaits...
Why not make a weekend of it and stay at the Start Line? Caffyns Farm offers you some fantastic facilities if you want to camp.
We work with the Exmoor National park, with a portion of your entry fee donated to CareMoor, they do a fantastic job in maintaining the park.
Ultra: 58 km
Long: 42 km
Middle: 21 km
Short: 15 km
See Route Info
Technical terrain, long steep climbs and descents, this is a challenging route for all levels.
Online entry closes on Wednesday 1st May 2024 at 10am. On the day entries will be available if the event is not sold out.
All entries are subject to a small booking fee.
Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Enter any 3 races from any series, or 3 entries into this event, and get 20% off
We have 4 routes for you to choose from. Please select carefully - the Exmoor Goat is not for the faint-hearted.
CUT OFF POINTS & TIMES
Cut off times are as follows. These apply to the Long & Ultra races only and are in place for your safety. If you do not get to these points in time you will have to be collected as we don’t believe you will finish the route in time. The below cut off times allow you to complete the distance in 10hrs. Your Safety is our Priority.
Ultra & Long Cutoff times:
Start: Caffyns Farm (0km) 08:00
Outpost 1: Lynmouth (7km), 09:15
Outpost 2: Glenthorne (17km), 11:00
Outpost 3: Porlock Beach Car Park (27.5km), 12:50
Outpost 4: County Gate Car Park (41km) / (25.5km), 15:20
Outpost 5: Watersmeet (49km) / (33km), 16:35
Finish: Caffyns Farm (58km) / (42km), 18:00
In our quest to make this season plastic-free, we ask that you run with a reusable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.
There will be 1 outpost on the Short route, at approximately 7km. There will be 2 outposts on the Middle route, at approximately 7km & 11.5km. There will be 4 outposts on the Long route, at approximately 7km, 17km, 25.5km & 33km. The Ultra route will have 5 Outposts, please see above for the distances of each. The outposts are designed to act as a top up for what you are already carrying. There will be a range of sweet & savoury snacks (fruit, cake, crisps) as well as Precision Hydration fuel & electrolyte.
If for any reason you wish to transfer out from an event we are happy to do this, but once only. You may transfer to any event listed on our website or even change to a higher value event and pay the difference. We cannot action any transfers or refunds for an event that has sold out.
The last day to transfer out of an event is the Monday before event day (5 days before the event), please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the event you would like to move to. We are not able to move you out of an event if you contact us after this day
Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.
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Bring your own cup
In an effort to keep our trails clean and preserve the nature around us, we’re aiming to keep out outposts cup free. Please bring a cup or bottle to re-fill.Get a Maverick Speedcup