Jurassic Express Trail Run

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Jurassic Express Trail Run
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Setting off from Swanage's beachfront, the Jurassic Express Trail Runn will have you running along the Jurassic Coast Trail all the way to the Corfe Castle ruins. Once there soak up the views before returning on the private steam train.
22k and 16k
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Sat, 9 Mar 2024
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The White House, Swanage Information Centre, Swanage BH19 1LB, UK
Start times
Saturday, 9 Mar 2024
22k : 9:00 am16k: 9:15 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Jurassic Express Trail Run
£40 - £48
£35 - £43
Route information
The Jurassic Express Trail Run starts from Swanage. This is not just an amazing Jurassic Coast trail run but an experience you will remember for years.
Setting off from the seaside town of Swanage, run awe-inspiring trails with stunning coastal and castle vistas. Finishing at Corfe with it historic ancient Castle ruins, before boarding a private steam train. Sit back, relax, soak up the views and reflect on the experience as you return to your car via the Swanage railway.
The route itself has 2 options a 1/2 Marathon (22k) and a 16k option. Both routes inclde great trails, awe-inspiring views of the Jurassic Coast including Old Harry Rocks, Studland and Corfe Castle. The chalk and sandy trails are hard packed and lend themselves to a enjoyable trail running experience.
What's included
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s goodies
  • Chip-timed results
  • Water stations
  • Online results
  • Friendly marshals
How to get there
The White House, Swanage Information Centre, Swanage BH19 1LB, UK
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Exact Start Location
Return Steam Train
Return train tickets cost £8 and can be booked at the same time as your entry.
Please use the various public car parks around Swanage. The closest ones to the event start are:
  • Mermond Place Short Stay Car Park, Swanage BH19 1DQ
  • Central Car Park, Springfield Rd, Swanage BH19 1HB
  • Main Beach Car Park, Information Centre, A351, Swanage BH19 1PW
Event day logistics
08:00 Venue opens
09:00 Half marathon race starts
09:15 Medium distance race starts
12:30 Last train back to Swanage
You will be sent both a posted pre-event information pack and an email 1-2 weeks before the event. This will include confirmation of your entry, venue details and parking information. You will receive your race number and timing chip via the post.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 12 and older to enter the shorter distance events, for the longer distance event entrants must be 16 years of age or older.
Bag Drop
We will be operating a bag drop on the day. There is an additional £3 charge for this facility. There is a limitation of one small / standard size rucksack (no carrier bags) per person. The bags will be transported to the finish line at Corfe Castle for collection before you board the train. Please ensure you bring the correct change.
Kit List
  • Trail Running Shoes
  • Mobile Phone
  • Event Phone Number: 02033 717 156
  • Reusable Cup/Bottle
  • Rain Jacket
  • Race Bib
Spectator Info
Spectators are always welcome at Jurassic Express Half Marathon. The organiser loves that spectators further add to the fantastic atmosphere at the event.
How do I enter a group?
Use the form found on the event page to add each member of your team to the cart.
Can I run with a group of friends?
Yes! Please car share where possible as parking may be limited at the venue.
What should I wear?
The organisers would recommend trail running clothing and trail running shoes. A rain jacket is also a good idea if we have wet conditions on the day.
Can I get a refund?
No, unfortunately you cannot. The organisers can offer to transfer your ticket to a replacement runner if we are contacted two weeks before the event you have entered, this will incur a £5 charge. Please read our Terms & conditions for further information.
Can I bring my friends and family to watch?
Yes! However, please car share where possible as parking may be limited at the venue.
Is there an age limit?
The trail running events are open to ages 12+.
Can I buy a ticket on the day?
Yes, if the event has not sold out. On the day entries are available and are subject to on the day pricing. Please see the event page for more information.
What is included in my entry?
The entry pack (sent in the post approximately 1 week prior to the event) includes your bib number.At the finish everyone gets a medal, an event cup, multifunctional headscarf and an eat natural bar.
Will I receive any additional information before the event?
Yes, UK Running Events will send out a pre-event information pack via e-mail 1-2 weeks before the event. This will include confirmation of your entry, direction maps with parking and venue details & your start time.
Are dogs allowed at the event?
Sorry, dogs are not allowed at the events unless it specifically states canicross on the event. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted.
I am pregnant, can I run?
UK Running Events would advise to seek medical advice prior to taking part in a trail run if you are pregnant.
I have lost my pack, can I still participate?
Yes! Please contact the organisers with your entry ID and they can arrange for a replacement pack to be collected on event day.
I have my bib number, do I need to register?
No. If you have your bib number you just need to turn up on the day, warm up and head on out at your start time.
Is water provided on course?
Participants are encouraged to bring their own water and nutrition to the event. Emergency water will be available at the aid stations. Please bring a reusable cup / bottle if you think you may need to use this.
Can I wear a Gopro?
You are able to wear an action camera, yes. It is your own responsibility to keep this safe and undamaged.
When do I get my results?
UK Running Events will send you your result via email once the event has taken place.
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