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Jurassic Coast Challenge

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Event summary

Complete up to 78 miles over 3 days by running or walking from Charmouth to Studland. Not for the faint-hearted, complete the whole thing or take on 1 day, this event is more than just a run.

Your organiser

Votwo Events & Adventure Ltd organise sporting events including Triathlons, Duathlons, Trail Running Challenges, Running Races, Open Water Swims, Adventure Runs, and Aquathlons. Votwo Ltd coach athletes to achieve their goals and operate the Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone - a specialist sports science lab dedicated to improving the performance of motor racing drivers and endurance athletes.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Wed Jul 21 2021

What's included:

  • GPS tracker from Geo Tracks
  • Event branded t-shirt
  • Food and drink on the course each day
  • Transport to and from the event HQ to the start/finish each day
  • Bespoke finishers medal
  • Medical cover
  • On course support and mini bus pick up for retired participants
  • Event briefing pack
  • Medical support
  • Free parking
3 Day Challenge
6:45am Fri 23rd Jul 2021

Run 78.6mi

Day 1 Challenge
6:45am Fri 23rd Jul 2021

Run 45.3km

Day 2 Challenge
6:45am Sat 24th Jul 2021

Run 42km

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I enter the Jurassic Coast Challenge as part of a team?
Yes absolutely, to enter as a team please email - [email protected] -. There will be an additional charge to account for extra admin, medals & t-shirts. Teams may use the start and finish transportation but if you wish to meet at a checkpoint and swap over you will be responsible for getting yourself to and from the checkpoints. Teams must also at registration make sure that the HQ has everyone's mobile number and emergency details.… read more
FAQ
Is accommodation included in the price of the ticket for the Jurassic Coast Challenge?
No, accommodation must be booked separately. There are a number of options available around the event site.… read more
FAQ
How will I get my information pack for the Jurassic Coast Challenge?
The information pack will be available on the organisers website before race day.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Jurassic Coast is infamous for it's stunning views and tough climbs. Each day participants will be taken over a variety of terrains, ensuring each day is different from the rest.

Day 1, 45.3k: Charmouth - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (HQ)

Day 2, 42k: Portland Ferry Road - Lulworth Cove

Day 3, 43.6k: Lulworth Cove - Shell Bay

Checkpoints

There are checkpoints approximately every 10k along the route, fully-stocked with a variety of food and drinks.

Catering

There is also on-site catering for £18 a day (£6 - Breakfast £12 - 2 course evening meal - prices as of 2019). This will run from Thursday evening to Sunday evening.

Mandatory Kit List

  • A means of navigation
  • Useful numbers, checkpoint timings and lost procedure
  • Whistle
  • Compass (make sure your compass is attached to you or your kit)
  • Waterproof top
  • Long trousers or tights
  • Gloves (waterproofed in a plastic freezer bag)
  • Hat (waterproofed in a plastic freezer bag)
  • Chocolate bar or similar
  • Small torch with spare batteries
  • More than 400ml of water or other drink
  • A lightweight piece of warm clothing (waterproofed)
  • A fully charged working mobile phone (waterproofed)
  • A notepad and pencil with your name and your mobile number written on it (waterproofed)

You must carry all the kit on the kit list. No exceptions.

Logistics and schedule

Schedule

Exact timings will be communicated to participants closer to the event date.

Start Groups

Participants will be set off in start groups each day based on their expected pace. There will be 2 groups each day.

Group 1 is predominately for walkers and slower runners. Group 1 starts first each day. (Day 1 is likely only to have one group due to the distance to the start.)

Group 2 is for runners. No walkers in group 2.

Your start group will be decided by the organisers who will publish this information in the Information Pack before the event.

How to get there

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

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Parking

There will be free parking at the Event HQ.

Accommodation

If entrants would like to book a camper-van space please visit: http://www.wpnsa.org.uk/campervans-and-caravans

There are also a number of other hotels in the local area:

  • The Chesil Beach Holiday Park. 01305833103
  • The Royal Breakwater Hotel, Castletown, Portland, 01350 820476
  • Portland Heights Hotel, Yeates Road, Tophill, Portland, 01305 821361
  • The Portland Lodge, Easton Lane, Portland, 01305 860269
  • Hotel Aqua, Castletown, Portland, 01305 860269
  • Cove Holiday Park, Pennsylvania Road, Wakeham, Portland, 01305 821286
  • Swallows Rest, (Offers camping and motorhome hookups) Martleaves Farm, South Road, Weymouth, 01305 78525
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I enter the Jurassic Coast Challenge as part of a team?
Yes absolutely, to enter as a team please email - [email protected] -. There will be an additional charge to account for extra admin, medals & t-shirts. Teams may use the start and finish transportation but if you wish to meet at a checkpoint and swap over you will be responsible for getting yourself to and from the checkpoints. Teams must also at registration make sure that the HQ has everyone's mobile number and emergency details.
FAQ
Is accommodation included in the price of the ticket for the Jurassic Coast Challenge?
No, accommodation must be booked separately. There are a number of options available around the event site.
FAQ
How will I get my information pack for the Jurassic Coast Challenge?
The information pack will be available on the organisers website before race day.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
3 Day Challenge
6:45am Fri 23rd Jul 2021
Day 1 Challenge
6:45am Fri 23rd Jul 2021
Day 2 Challenge
6:45am Sat 24th Jul 2021
Day 3 Challenge
6:45am Sun 25th Jul 2021
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