Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge
Sat 18 - Sun 19 May 2024 Wareham, Dorset, UK Entries closed

Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge

Walk, jog or run along the fabulous UNESCO World Heritage coastline for charity, starting at the picturesque Corfe Castle, with a range of distances to suit all abilities and full support too.

  • Sat 18 - Sun 19 May 2024
  • Entries closed
Corfe Castle, Wareham

Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge



Age 14 & over

  • 1 day trail running


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!

Challenge options

  • Full continuous 100km (Sat)

    100km, at your pace, through the day and night if you’re walking.

  • Full two-day daylight 100km (Sat and Sun)

    100km over 2 days, with optional camping packages at half way (Weymouth) – or book a hotel or B&B – and rest!

  • 3/4 challenge 76km (Sat or Sat-Sun)

    76km, at your pace, through the day from Corfe Castle to Bridport.

  • 1st half challenge 58km (Sat)

    A scenic and tough ‘half’ Challenge – the best of the Jurassic Coast - from Corfe Castle to Weymouth.

  • 2nd half challenge 42km (Sat or Sun)

    A 42 km ‘marathon’ distance along varied Jurassic coast scenery. from Weymouth to Bridport.

  • Jurassic Marathon 42km (Sat)

    A trail marathon along the best of the Jurassic Coast route from Corfe Castle to Weymouth.

  • 1st quarter challenge 25km (Sat)

    A great loop down to Swangae, along the coast, and back up from Corfe Castle back to Corfe Castle.

  • 2nd quarter challenge 34km (Sat)

    Classic Jurassic – with Lulworth and Durdle Door, from Corfe Castle to Weymouth.

  • Bridport 10K (Sun)

    A fabulous 10km loop from Bridport back to Bridport.

Event video

  • Event village
  • Newcomers

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
  • Entertainment
  • Free parking
  • Music
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle
BH20 5EZ

  • Check points
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Return transport
  • Sleeping facilities
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Spectacular World Heritage coastline! A start at Corfe Castle where the route heads down to Swanage, and along through Lulworth Cove, past Durdle Door, with ups and downs to Weymouth half way.

For full 100km challengers, it’s past Portland Bill, Chesil Beach, and on to West Bay (of TV’s Broadchurch) – before a finish line celebration in the vibrant town of Bridport.


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

With weekend 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
  • Medics, podiatrists and massage
  • Fully signed route and online maps
  • Chip-timing – keeping track of you
  • Trek Masters – to help guide you
  • Baggage transfer service
  • 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 required
  • Fundraising support

Every year hundreds of challengers get a discounted charity place in this event and fundraise for charity. While this is hugely beneficial to the charity it gives the participant advantages too, from saving tens of pounds on the registration fee to supporting a cause that is close to your heart and much more.

Benefits of taking part for charity

Committing to raising money for charity gives you motivation to get outside and train, plus all of these extras which will elevate your event experience:

  • Fundraising support

    Charities know that raising money is all part of the challenge, which is why they provide advice, branded materials and a personalised online fundraising page to help the donations roll in. Think videos for social media, branded imagery and testimonials from previous participants.

  • Training support

    Whether this is your first ultra or your fifth, you'll need to train for it! You'll receive an in-depth training plan with guidance, plus many charities have access to expert coaches and elites too, who can provide exclusive tips for your challenge preparation. Experts include Runningwithus, Full Potential and Olympic champions.

  • Branded kit

    When you show up on the day, people need to be able to see clearly that you're supporting a charity. Most charities will give you a branded and personalised t-shirt or vest for the big day, and often a training top too.

  • Exclusive social groups

    You won't be the only person taking part for that charity, so it's well worth meeting others through the charity's invite-only social media pages! You can organise to meet up for training days, chat with the charity's expert coaches and share tips and stories with each other to keep the motivation levels high.

Ultra challenges and charity fundraising go hand-in-hand - which charity will you go the distance for?

  • Age 14 & over
  • Entries closed
  • Charity entries closed
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Fundraising required

The registration fee and minimum sponsorship amount will vary depending on charity/distance chosen.


  • 100km - 18 years and over
  • 50km - 16 years and over
  • 25km - 14 years and over
  • 14-17 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult