Jurassic Coast Challenge
Fri 22 - Sun 24 Mar 2024 Portland, Dorset, UK

Jurassic Coast Challenge

Run, walk or crawl a trail marathon along the stunning Jurassic Coast or complete the full challenge of 3 marathons in 3 days!

5 races

  • Fri 22 Mar
  • #1 of 5
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland

Day 1

08:30

£70

Age 20 & over

  • 45.3 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 23 Mar
  • #2 of 5
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland

Day 2

08:30

£70

Age 20 & over

  • 42 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 24 Mar
  • #3 of 5
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland

Day 3

08:30

£70

Age 20 & over

  • 43.6 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 23 Mar
  • #4 of 5
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland

Jurassic Coast Ultra | 40 Miler

08:30

£90

Age 20 & over

  • 40 miles multi terrain running
  • Fri 22 - Sun 24 Mar
  • #5 of 5
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland

Jurassic Coast Challenge | Full 3 Days

08:30

£200

Age 20 & over

  • 132 km trail running

Overview

Everything is taken care of so all you need to do is keep going.

The Jurassic coastline is well known for its spectacular views and challenging hills over a variety of terrain from coastal footpaths to beaches and tracks.

This classic event is a personal challenge to test your limits and provide you with an immense sense of achievement - it's not a race.

Jurassic Coast Challenge

Highlights

  • Conquer a trail run along the Jurassic Coast
  • The original and best format
  • From Charmouth in the west
  • To the golden sands of Shell Bay in the east
  • Whole circumnavigation of Portland on day 2
  • The famous Lulworth Cove on days 2 and 3
  • Super-easy navigation
  • Fully-supported with friendly team and daily transport
  • Well-stocked checkpoints every 10km
  • Early season challenge
  • Bespoke medal and event merchandise

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Run, jog, walk

Runners, joggers and walkers all take on the challenge and start at different times each day.

Group 1

Group 1 is predominately for walkers and slower runners. Group 1 starts first each day.

Group 2

Group 2 is for runners and faster runners.

Teams

Team entry benefits include:

  • Team management
  • Help with logistics
  • Medals
  • Matching t-shirts

 

Kit list

A mandatory kit list is available.

  • Bag transfer
  • Cafe
  • Coast
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy
Osprey Quay
Portland
Dorset
DT5 1SA
UK

Free parking

Free parking is available at the event HQ.

Event HQ

The Event HQ is at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

This will act as a meeting point, catering area, massage, first aid point and reception. This will be open throughout the whole event to answer any questions, sell event merchandise or for running advice. 

Transport

Transport to and from the event HQ to the start/finish each day is included in your entry fee. This means you could easily book the same accommodation in Weymouth or Portland for the duration of your challenge.

Accommodation

Weymouth and Portland are holiday towns and there is no shortage of accommodation available!

Catering

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Acadamy’s restaurant is providing the catering.

Food vouchers are purchased at the event. The chef is briefed to make large, healthy portions suitable for people running a marathon a day!

Meals start on Thursday evening and finish on Sunday evening. The catering hall is located next to the HQ area at the Sailing Academy and provides a great social atmosphere in the evening with beer, wine and soft drinks available too.

Bag transfer

Your entry includes a kit bag service so that you can have a kit bag ready at the daily finish with warm clothes and a change of shoes.

I enjoyed the Jurassic Coast Challenge immensely, it was one of the best events I’ve ever done. The organisation worked so well and all the things I needed were there. It was also great to see people of all standards and abilities welcomed to enjoy the challenge in their own way. Dr Sarah Chilvers

Brilliant event! The 40-miler was a beautiful route and very easy to Navigate, all the other runners were very encouraging to each other and wanted their fellow runner to do their best. Aid stations were plentiful and had a great choice of foods.

Races at event

  • Fri 22 Mar
  • #1 of 5
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland

Day 1

08:30

£70

Age 20 & over

  • 45.3 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 23 Mar
  • #2 of 5
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland

Day 2

08:30

£70

Age 20 & over

  • 42 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 24 Mar
  • #3 of 5
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland

Day 3

08:30

£70

Age 20 & over

  • 43.6 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 23 Mar
  • #4 of 5
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland

Jurassic Coast Ultra | 40 Miler

08:30

£90

Age 20 & over

  • 40 miles multi terrain running
  • Fri 22 - Sun 24 Mar
  • #5 of 5
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland

Jurassic Coast Challenge | Full 3 Days

08:30

£200

Age 20 & over

  • 132 km trail running