1st Quarter
Sat 13 May 2023 Wareham, Dorset, UK

Jurassic Coast Challenge | 1st Quarter

A looped route which follows the Purbeck Way to Swanage, before returning along the coast, to finish at Church Knowle near Corfe Castle, for a well-deserved glass of fizz.

  • Sat 13 May 2023
Corfe Castle, Wareham > Church Knowle, Wareham

1st Quarter



Age 14 & over

  • 25 km trail running + 570 m ascent


If you're keen to take on a proper challenge, shape up, re-energise and support an important cause, this ultra will help you go further than ever before - whether you walk, jog or run your way to the finish line.

You'll be supported all the way from the moment you sign up with an event app, online guides, forums and training walks. On the challenge there are safe venues, camping options, fully signed routes, chip timing, marquee rest stops, fantastic food and drink and expert safety, medical and welfare teams to get you over the finish line where you'll receive a huge cheer, medal, glass of fizz, t-shirt, massage, BBQ and more!


  • Walk, jog or run an ultra

    Support and hospitality all the way over the finish line.

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast

    Set out on foot to immerse yourself in the beautiful coastline of Dorset.

  • Full distance, half or shorter

    It's up to you! Options to suit a range of abilities and goals.

This event is part of Jurassic Coast Challenge.

Event video

  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Teams

Solo or with others

Taking on an ultra trek or run is a serious challenge and tough for most people, but also achievable with the right training plan which you'll get access to when you sign up. This challenge is fully supported meaning it's the perfect way to have-a-go at a longer distance.

Charity challenge

Fundraising for a cause close to your heart is part of the challenge and you'll receive a wealth of support, advice and tips from your chosen charity to make sure you smash your fundraising target.

  • Bag storage
  • Bag transfer
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Changing facilities
  • Coast
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Rural
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle
BH20 5EZ

  • 1 lap
  • Check points
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Toilets
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Now a looped route with a start at the main Corfe Castle base-camp – and a finish to the west nearby. The route heads south along the Purbeck Way to a rest stop in Swanage for refreshments and a sit down before heading along the coast and then looping back towards Corfe Castle and a finish in Church Knowle.

  • Chip timing
  • Event app
  • Goody bag
  • GPS tracking
  • Map
  • Massage
  • Medal
  • Pre-event training sessions
  • Training plan
  • T-shirt

With camping options at basecamp, a bar, BBQ, music and entertainment – there’s going to be a festival feel on this challenge!

Included before

  • Dedicated challenge app to help you prepare
  • Challenge manual and event guides
  • Training walks and runs
  • Kit and equipment lists – discounts and advice
  • Preparation videos and pre-event briefing
  • Online forums – meet fellow challengers

Included on the challenge

  • Rest stops every ~12.5km – covered with seating, toilets & rest areas
  • Free food and drinks – catering to all dietary requirements
  • First aid support – at stops and en route
  • Fully signed route and online maps
  • Chip-timing – keeping track of you
  • Trek Masters – to help guide you
  • Emergency support and route pick-ups
  • Shuttles for retirees to take you forward
  • Bookable transfers before and after your challenge
  • Medal, t-shirt and glass of fizz at the finish


  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support

  • Age 14 & over
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Series discount

14-17 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult.