Jurassic Coast Challenge

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Join 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels and ages and Walk, Jog or Run the spectacular Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site since 2001. A Poole Harbour start - it's on to Corfe Castle, through Lulworth Cove, past Durdle Door with ups and downs all the way to the Weymouth halfway point.For 100km challengers - it's then past Portland Bill, nature reserves, and the onto the western end of the unique Chesil Beach to West Bay's famous cliffs (of TV's Broadchurch fame) - before a welcome finish line celebration in the vibrant town of Bridport.With Half & Quarter distance options also, and full support and great hospitality all the way - there's a challenge here for everyone!
Full 100k - Continuous, Full 100k (Over 2 Days), 58km - 1st Half, and 3 more
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Sat 16th May 2020 - Sun 17th May 2020
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Charmouth, United Kingdom
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Where and when
2 The St, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6QH, UK
Start times
Sat 16th May 2020
Full 100k - Continuous:
Full 100k (Over 2 Days):
58km - 1st Half:
24km - 1st Quarter:
34 Km - 2nd Quarter - Walking Only:
Sun 17th May 2020
42km - 2nd Half:
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Route information
Dorset's Jurassic Coast is an amazing setting for perhaps the toughest event within the Ultra Challenge Series. A Poole Harbour start, on to Corfe Castle, and then the sharp ups & downs as the coastal path sweeps through Lulworth Cove and rises above the iconic Durdle Door en route to Weymouth - at the end of an epic 1st 'half'. A flatter 2nd half - with Chesil Beach, nature reserves, and sandstone cliffs at West Bay - before the finish in Bridport. 100km & nearly 2,700 metres of climb - a real challenge!
Challenge Distances & Ascent
Full Challenge 100km, +2660m
1st Half Challenge 58km, +1650m
2nd Half Challenge 42km, +1010m
1st Quarter Challenge 24km, +410m
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What's included
An Ultra Challenge is all about pushing yourself further and setting your own goals. We lay on the best support services and hospitality all the way to the finish line - to give you the best chance of achieving them.
Whichever distance you choose – you will receive the same full support:
Before the Challenge
Dedicated Challenge App to help you prepare
Challenge Manual & Event Guides
Training Walks & Runs
Kit & equipment lists – discounts & advice
Preparation videos & pre-event briefing
Online forums – meet fellow Challengers
How to get there
2 The St, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6QH, UK
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The Jurassic Coast stretches from Orcombe Point near Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in East Dorset, a distance of 96 mi (154 km).
Event day logistics
During the Challenge
Rest stops every ~12.5km – covered with seating, toilets & rest areas
Group departures during the night
Baggage transfer service
Emergency support & route pick ups
Shuttles for retirees to take you forward
Bookable transfers before and after your Challenge
Medal, T shirt & glass of fizz at the finish!
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Action Challenge
True to their name, Action Challenge creates epic experiences which are hard to find elsewhere. Their events take place in some of the UK’s most stunning locations, such as the Peak District, Jurassic Coast, the South Downs and even Hadrian’s Wall. Beyond their events, Action Challenge are advocates of teamwork and the camaraderie which comes from undertaking an epic experience with others. Looking for a life-changing experience? You’re in the right place.
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Kit List
FREE - food & drinks – catering to all dietary requirements
First aid support – at stops & en route
Fully signed route & online maps
Chip-timing – keeping track of you
Trek Masters – to help guide you
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