The VOGUM – A 40 mile challenge along the Wales Coast Path from Porthcawl to Penarth.
Picture the scene… clear sky, warm weather and the sun beating down as you glide your way along the Wales Coast Path. Remember, this is Wales and anything goes when it comes to the 'summer weather'.
This Challenge is perfect for anyone looking to push themselves, all whilst having a good time with other members of the community. The route will be clearly marked with checkpoints and aid stations to keep you on course and get you to the finish line safely.
The Vale Coast Path
This invigorating route takes in golden beaches, dramatic cliffs, Ogmore Castle and the infamous stepping stones. 40 miles of this amazing path runs through the Glamorgan Heritage Coast from Porthcawl in the West to Penarth in the East.
Point of interest
Ogmore Castle was one of a number of fortifications built in the late eleventh/early twelfth century to secure the Vale of Glamorgan which had been seized by Robert Fitzhamon and his retainers. After you cross the infamous stepping stones, take a look to your left.
Enough of the huff, sign up today, challenge your perceived limits and toe the line at the VOGUM.
Race Day Schedule –
04:45 – Coach arrival Penarth (finish)
05:00 – Coach Departs Penarth (finish)
05:30 – Registration Opens in Porthcawl (start)
06:30 – Morning stretch / Catch up with the Pegasus Family
06:45 – Pre-Race Chat with Ocean Colour Scene, Coast and The Beach Boys on repeat!!!
07:00 – Start of The VOGUM
Time Limits and Checkpoints – Please note we do not have time limits. Like we’ve stated previously, you’ve trained and paid to enter this race… We owe it to each participant to provide the help, support and time to get you to the finish line. Although we want our participants to challenge themselves, we don’t believe you have to run your heart out to do so. Take in the scenery, have a chat with a local, but most of all… enjoy the adventure!
In terms of Checkpoints, there are 4 along the route. They will be fully manned and stocked with snacks, fresh fruit, drinks (hot and cold), seats, power banks and music . Please include your dietary requirements when signing up, and we will accommodate accordingly.
Route – The VOGUM
The VOGUM Compulsory Kit –
Appropriate Footwear (No High Heels)
Water Carrier (1 Litre)
Compass (Mobile Phone Version Will Suffice)
Head Lamp or Other Light Source for Tunnels and / or Night-Time
Sense of Adventure!!!
Included with your Entry –
Coach Transfer – We provide an optional coach transfer from Penarth (the finish line) to Porthcawl (the start line) on the morning of the event. This means you can catch the coach and leave your car in Penarth for the day (in residential streets close to the finish line) and pick it up once you cross the finish line (40 miles later). The coach will depart Penarth at 05:00 hours and can be added on to your SiEntries entry at sign up or via editing your entry at a later date.
Please note all runners riding the coach must let us know in advance, you can not just turn up on the morning of the event expecting a place if you haven’t let us know.
What to expect once you sign up –
A friendly 'welcome to the party' (event) email will be sent to the email address you registered with. Be sure to join the super duper Pegasus Community Group on Facebook here and get to know your fellow participants – we promise they won’t bite!
The next time you will hear from us (directly) will be in the form of an email 6 weeks before your chosen event, then another email 4 weeks before the event and a final email 2 weeks before the event.
Alas that isn’t the last communication – please keep an eye on your mobile for a phone call from our Race Director a couple of days before the event is due to take place – don’t worry you haven’t done anything wrong, it’s a peace of mind call to make sure you are ready for the big day!
Volunteers are always welcome! Please send information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get the ball rolling.
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View the Event Cancellation / Refund Policy.
This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.
|Sat 6 Apr 24||The CANUM|
|Sat 4 May 24||The HOWUM|
|Sat 6 Jul 24||The PIGUM|
|Sat 3 Aug 24||The EDDUM|
|Sat 7 Sep 24||The RIDUM|