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Jurassic Coast Challenge
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Soak in incredible scenery as you take on a 3 day or single day marathon challenge. From the seaside town of Weymouth to the golden sands of Studland, run, jog or walk along Dorset's Jurassic Coast. With a bespoke finisher's medal and event T-shirt to commemorate your race, this is not one to miss.
3 Day Challenge, Day 1 Challenge, Day 2 Challenge, and 1 more
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Fri, 22 Mar 2024 - Sun, 24 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
Friday, 22 Mar 2024
3 Day Challenge:
9:20 am
Day 1 Challenge:
9:20 am
Saturday, 23 Mar 2024
Day 2 Challenge:
8:50 am
Sunday, 24 Mar 2024
Day 3 Challenge:
8:25 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Jurassic Coast Challenge
3 Day Challenge
Day 1 Challenge
Day 2 Challenge
Day 3 Challenge
Route information
Terrain: Trails Elevation: Hilly
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
The Jurassic Coast is infamous for its stunning views and tough climbs. Each day participants will be taken over a variety of terrains, ensuring each day is different from the rest. The route follows the Dorset section of the South West Coastal Path. The path is marked on signs by an Acorn symbol and is a track for the majority of the way. Some sections will pass through built up areas but is still marked.
There are checkpoints approximately every 10k along the route, fully stocked with a variety of food and drinks.
You can choose to take on the whole 3 day challenge or just enter one or two days separately.
What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • 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
  • GPS tracker from Geo Tracks
  • Medical cover
  • On-course support and mini bus pick up for retired participants
  • Event briefing pack
  • Medical support
  • Free parking
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 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.
If entrants would like to book a camper-van space please visit: http://www.wpnsa.org.uk/campervans-and-caravansExternalLink
There are also several 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
Event day logistics
Timings are for reference only. Actual times may change. Details will be confirmed closer to the event.
07:00 - 08:45 Registration
09:20 Group 1 starts
11:20 Group 2 starts
07:45 - 09:00 Registration
08:50 Group 1 starts
09:20 Group 2 starts
07:00 - 08:45 Registration
08:25 Group 1 starts
09:50 Group 2 starts
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.
Each day participants must register attendance at the challenge registration. You will need to report your name and mobile number to receive your challenge number and GPS tracker - both of which will need to be returned after each day of the challenge.
Transport to Challenge Start
From registration, participants will be transported to the challenge start point in mini busses. Return transport from the finish line to event HQ at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.
Bag Drop
Participants can leave a bag with warm clothes at the start and it will be transported to the finish. The bag must be marked with your name and mobile number on the outside.
There is also on-site catering for £17 a day (£6 - Breakfast, £11 - 2 course evening meal - prices as of 2022). This will run from Thursday evening to Sunday evening.
Essential kit: (to be carried on your person or in your rucksack)
  • 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.
Can I enter the Jurassic Coast Challenge as part of a team?
Yes absolutely, to enter as a team please email - events@votwo.co.uk -. 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.
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.
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.
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£70 - £200

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