Jurassic Coast 40 Miler

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Jurassic Coast 40 Miler
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Take on the challenge of this self-navigational ultra marathon, from Abbotsbury to Lulworth Cove along Dorset's world-famous Jurassic Coast. With plenty of hills to contend with over the 40 miles, this is the ultimate race for those looking to test their ability. Come for the amazing scenery.
40 Mile
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Sat, 23 Mar 2024
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Portland, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Osprey Quay, Portland DT5 1SA, UK
Start times
Saturday, 23 Mar 2024
40 Mile: 8:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Jurassic Coast 40 Miler
40 Mile
Route information
Terrain: Trails Elevation: Hilly
This event will take you on a trek of a lifetime. Entrants will be tested as they follow the South West Coast path (marked by Acorn signs) from the picturesque village of Abbotsbury to the world famous Lulworth Cove, with its incredible blue waters and unique geology. This is a well-worn path that will challenge all., with hill climbs and exciting descents.
It is emphasised that in this event participants must navigate for themselves. There will be checkpoints every 20k, fully stocked with food and drinks.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Event T-shirt
  • Food and drink stations
  • Transport to and from the event HQ to the start/finish
  • Free parking at the event HQ
  • Medical cover
  • Event briefing pack
How to get there
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Osprey Quay, Portland DT5 1SA, UK
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By Car
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy lies off of the A354 between Weymouth and Castletown. It is a 17-minute drive from Weymouth and a 29-minute drive from Dorchester.
There will be free parking available at the event HQ.
By Public Transport
The closest train station is Weymouth Station, which has regular services to London Waterloo, Bristol Temple Meads and Woking.
From Weymouth, take the 1 Portland Link bus towards the National Sailing Academy, which drops you right outside the Academy.
On completing the event briefing, all entrants will be transferred to the start by minibus.
Event day logistics
Timings are for reference only. Actual times may change. Details will be confirmed closer to the event.
07:00 Registration at event HQ
07:45 Bus transfer to start line
08:30 Jurassic Coast 40 miler starts
21:30 Cut-off time
Age Requirements
Entrants must be over the age of 20 to participate.
Mandatory Kit
This kit must be carried on your person at all times:
  • A means of navigation, electronic or paper maps
  • Useful numbers
  • Checkpoint timings
  • Lost procedure
  • Whistle
  • Compass (make sure it is attached to your kit)
  • Waterproof top
  • Long trousers or tights
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Chocolate bar or similar
  • Small torch with batteries
  • Start with 1 litre of water or other, keep a minimum of 400ml
  • Issued food for the day
  • Issued wrist bib number
  • Lightweight piece of warm clothing (waterproofed)
  • Fully charged and working mobile phone (waterproofed)
  • Notepad and pencil with your name and mobile number written on it (waterproofed)
Checkpoint Cut-Off Times
There will be individual checkpoint cut-off times, which will be published closer to the event date. Entrants must run a minimum speed of 5km per hour to finish the race before the cut-off time. Entrants will have 13 hours to complete the 40-mile race.
Where is the event HQ for the Jurassic Coast 40 Miler?
The event HQ is located at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, there will be a shuttle bus to take entrants to the start line.
Is there parking available at the Jurassic Coast 40 Miler?
Yes, there will be free parking available at the event HQ.
What will the checkpoints have on offer to eat and drink at the Jurassic Coast 40 Miler?
The Jurassic Coast 40 Miler will have food, water, coke and PH on offer for all entrants.
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