Jurassic Coast Challenge | Full 3 Days
Fri 22 - Sun 24 Mar 2024 Portland, Dorset, UK

Jurassic Coast Challenge | Full 3 Days

3 marathons in 3 days! The original and best format for conquering the Jurassic Coast. Run, jog or walk a fully-supported marathon each day for 3 days with meals and a good nights' rest in between.

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  • Fri 22 - Sun 24 Mar 2024
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

This event is part of Jurassic Coast Challenge.

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.

  • Check points
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Navigation required
  • Point to point
  • Return transport
  • Single start
  • Toilets
  • Undulating
  • Water stations

Overview

The Jurassic coast line is well known for its spectacular views and challenging hills. Each day's route takes in a variety of terrain from coastal footpath to beaches and tracks. 

coastal path

The start point is just outside Charmouth and the course runs from west to east. The full 3-day challenge will finish at the National Trust Shell Bay Car Park, Studland.

Many challengers will be pleased to note the route still includes the whole circumnavigation of Portland.

Maps

map
DAY 1 JURASSIC COAST CHALLENGE
From Charmouth to Portland.
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DAY 2 JURASSIC COAST CHALLENGE
A full circumnavigation of Portland to finish at the famous Lulworth Cove.
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DAY 3 JURASSIC COAST CHALLENGE
from the famous Lulworth Cove to Shell Bay's golden sands.

Navigation

Keep the sea on your right and the land on your left and you won't go far wrong!

You will follow the coastal footpath which is well signposted. You don't need to be an experienced navigator.

The route follows the Dorset section of the South West Coastal Path (SWCP). The path is marked on signs by an acorn symbol and is a well defined track for the majority of the way, some sections will pass through built up areas but are still marked. The SWCP is a public right of way.

acorn symbol
The path is marked on signs by an acorn symbol.

Checkpoints

Well-stocked and every 10km.

All the CPs will be stocked with energy bars, jelly babies, salty snacks, filled rolls, water, squash, flat coke and hot drinks (CPs 2 and 3).

At the finish point each day a bowl of deliciously hot homemade soup with bread roll awaits.

At each checkpoint you will be welcomed and ‘checked in' by the staff for safety and your time logged. Your position on the course is known so if you're late you can be assisted.

Medics

The course is covered by a medical support team. Every morning at challenge registration the medics will be available to sort out any blisters, tape feet up etc. They'll also be available at the checkpoints too.

Transportation

Each day you will be instructed to meet at the event HQ and then be transported to the start. Once you join the team on the event you can leave your car at the event HQ and take advantage of the event minibuses. On completion of the days run you will be transported back to the event HQ - easy!

  • GPS tracking
  • Map
  • Medal
  • T-shirt

Included

  • Event information pack
  • Free parking at the event HQ
  • Transport to and from the event HQ to the start/finish each day
  • Event branded t-shirt
  • GPS tracker, supplied by Geo Tracks
  • Food and drink on the course each day
  • Medical cover
  • On course support and mini bus pick up for retired participants
  • Bespoke finishers medal

Not Included

  • Accommodation

Merchandise

merch
JURASSIC COAST CHALLENGE MERCHANDISE
Available for you to purchase from HQ throughout the event.

  • Age 20 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
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Entry fees

Entry fee

£200.00

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.

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