During The Stage - Running
The ultimate goal of this journey is to create something magical together. Please be aware that the whole journey
is a chain of stages of 100km ran by different teams of different backgrounds. Follow the Coast is not a race, but
a relay and it is critical that the timing per stage is respected.
We will follow the runners with an motorized vehicle allowing us to get close to the route and follow the runners where possible.
This should allow you to be supplied by food and water at least 10 times during the route. We foresee basic supplies (water, waffles, bananas..) yet we expect you to hand us over needed supplies at the beginning of the Stage.
Plan your route
The total coastline we will run is about 100.000km which is the reason the Follow the Coast organization will only provide you
with your starting position and ending position and a clear description of both, in addition to an allocation to
a specific date. The route upfront and roadbook of your Stage is for you and your team to prepare. There are 3
main documents to help you plan: The List of Stages, The Map of Stages and The Shore Inventory
Follow the Coast
As our goal is to follow and to map the outlines of the European coast we will follow certain rules of engagement.
- We will
not take boats to cross waterways and we will always aim to
run as close to the coast as possible.
- The most common exception are the crossing of harbors where runners are not allowed to enter industrial zones
and can just follow the public roads to cross the harbor.
when encountering peninsulas we advise everyone to follow the coast as close as possible and not skip them.
Please be advised that we calculated these kilometers when setting up the roadmap. On the map we often
encounter natural parks, little streams or small waterpools. Please be therefore prepared to wet your feet.
Bridges connecting islands are considered to include these islands as main land and bridges crossing rivers
are also considered as ‘coast’. Therefore it is possible that either islands - not connected to the main lands
will be included or that lakes or fjords will not be ran entirely when a bridge connects both sides of the
The track we have outlined is an
approximation of the actual track you will be able to run. It is very possible that the total distance you
will actually run or travel will be lower or higher than the 100km we estimated per Stage. To preserve the sequence
and the scheduled Stages of others we will respect the outlined track in the map you will receive as close as possible.
Be prepared to have a margin of error in the Stage you will be taken. The Follow the Coast organization cannot be held
accountable for differences between the actual track length and the estimated track length.
Inclusion or Exclusion
The Follow the Coast holds the right to include or exclude parts of shore. In general bridges are considered as connection
medium between land but in very specific cases (if the bridge is too long and will exclude a significant part of
land) the bridge will not be the connecting medium. In general tunnels will not be taken to connect islands to
the track but if the island is an Extremity (eg. Nordkapp) the Follow the Coast holds the right to include this island
to the track.
The Follow the Coast organization is not responsible for any accidents that may occur during the event, nor is it responsible
for any support in the form of medical assistance or the provision of food or other forms of assistance.