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Endurancelife Dorset Marathon

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Given World Heritage status in 2001, The Jurassic Coast Path through Dorset is quite simply unique. This is the only location on the planet where in a few short hours of trail running you will travel through a few million years of earth time - all with the ocean as a glorious backdrop. Oh yes, and those years are represented in hills...

Come and join us for our Dorset 10K, half marathon, marathon, ultra and ultra PLUS courses – a tough trail runner's paradise.

Review summary

6 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Manon V
"This event is TOUGH. The half marathon is about 26k, and it's either going up..."


Sam B
"The start literally goes straight uphill so take it super easy on that!..."


Fran O
"Very tough course, the half marathon is about 16 miles of steep ups and downs!..."
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How to enter the Endurancelife Dorset Marathon

  1. Ultra Plus

    Run 45.5mi
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  2. Ultra

    Run 33.3mi
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  3. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  4. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  5. 10k

    Run 10km
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Endurancelife Dorset Marathon routes

Event Details

What’s Included
  • 24h Cancellation. Full refund if you change your mind within 24 hours.
  • Flexible. Change to another event up until 30 days before
  • Transferable. Transfer to a friend up to 14 days before
  • Fully Marked Course. Easy to follow signs, no navigation required
  • Electronic Timing. Instant result printout with splits timing
  • Great Base. Multiple on-site ammenities
  • Discounted Car Parking. Provided a short walk from the Event Base
  • Afterparty. You've earnt it! Swap stories and recoup
  • Finishers Medal. Your piece of bling to show off down the pub
  • TRIBE. The perfect nutrition bars for any tough challenge
  • Tech Tee (Worth £20)
Raceday Logistics
Friday Evening Registration: 19:00 - 20:00

Ultra / Ultra+
Registration 0645-0730
Briefing / Start 0730-0800

Registration 0715-0815
Briefing / Starts 0830-0900

Half Marathon
Registration 0815-0945
Briefing / Starts 1000-1030

Registration 0945-1045
Briefing / Starts 1100-1130

Endurancelife Dorset Marathon weather forecast

Overcast throughout the day.

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Love endurance sport, live for adventure? Endurancelife is for anyone who NEVER gives up. We believe that nothing is more motivating and rewarding than committing to tough challenges that take you to places you wouldn't normally expect to reach. If you share our passion for challenge, adventure and the natural world then join our community. We are a fast growing group of active and adventurous individuals who are up for anything, love tough challenges, and care deeply about the natural world. Join us now, and LIVE MORE! Endurancelife provide Unrivalled trail running in some of the most challenging and breathtaking locations in the U.K. Come and join us. #nevergiveup



Endurancelife Dorset Marathon reviews (6)

4.1 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    Be prepared for the changeable weather conditions, try to be self sufficient only a few jelly babies and banana at check points, It was exceedingly slippery in places so good trail shoes are essential
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    It was really tough. I was ready for hills and v bad weather, but didn't quite realize that the entire course would turn into a mud bath. I had the gear, but this also made the flatter sections tough. One thing I personally didn't like were the stairs - if it's that steep that it needs stairs, I'd rather not have it in the race. Overall I would have liked a course where the ascents and (some of) the descents were a bit more gradual, but then, I knew what I was getting into.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    Very tough course, the half marathon is about 16 miles of steep ups and downs! Worth it for the amazing views and sense of achievement at the end
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    The start literally goes straight uphill so take it super easy on that! Stunning scenery and some great bits on good terrain along the tops to get the hammer down. Really enjoyed the day - awesome pub for good food at the end too!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    This event is TOUGH. The half marathon is about 26k, and it's either going up or going down. Epic views and race though - would highly recommend!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    There's no two ways about it, this is a toughie. One of the hardest CTS courses and certainly the hardest I have done. There are some pretty big, rolling hills to overcome (mentally and physically) and the 'half' marathon distance is an underestimate. But get over that and you are richly rewarded with incredible views of the jurassic coast with sweeping coastal panoramas a really well attended and organised event and a nicely varied course. I particularly liked the changes from cliff top decents to small villages to beach front runs. The really gnarly bits to keep an eye out for are the initial 2 km which include a very steep kick start straight out of lulworth cove, the run around lulworth cove both at half way and at the finish just as your legs are empty you have to cover a peddle sandy beach to get to the line, and then just generally every hill in between. This is definitely one for the kudos on the CTS circuit and a real favourite for scenery.
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