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Jurassic Trail East Meets West

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Race in events from the 5k to the marathon along some of the most spectacular vistas in the UK. These races are great for all runners, with the longer races providing some challenging inclines. Come if you want to experience a unique coastal run.

Review summary

4.4
6 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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N S
"The atmosphere and finishers pack was great. I really enjoyed the route, it was..."

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Chris M
"A really great route in a great area but the organisation had room for..."

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Garfield K
"It was at my limit but delighted I did it. It starts well and gives a false..."
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  1. Saturday Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Saturday Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £22.50
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  3. Saturday 10km

    Run 10km
    £17.50
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  4. Saturday 6km

    Run 6km
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  5. Sunday Marathon

    Run 42.2km
    £32.50
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  6. Sunday Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  7. Sunday 10km

    Run 10km
    £17.50
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  8. Sunday 5km

    Run 5km
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Jurassic Trail East Meets West routes

5km

Starting just next to Marsh barn, in the old pitch and putt gravel area the trail run takes us through the beautiful golf club and onto freshwater. It's flat for the first 3 km which is where the First Aid station is located, after this the route follows the Jurassic coastal path through freshwater and you return to West Bay (Marsh Barn) along the Jurassic cliffs, with views along the coastline.

10km

Again Starting just next to Marsh barn, in the old pitch and putt gravel area the trail run takes us through the beautiful golf club and onto freshwater. It's flat for the first 3 km which is where the Aid station is located, after this the route follows the Jurassic coastal path out to Hive beach, Burton Bradstock, before we head westwards and then follow the path back to the Aid station at 8 km, its cliff path, and sea views all the way back to West Bay (Marsh Barn) along the Jurassic cliffs.

Half Marathon 21.1km

The Half marathon is a test in places and not to be taken lightly, starting just next to Marsh barn, in the old pitch and putt gravel area the trail run takes us through the beautiful golf club and onto freshwater. It's flat for the first 3 km which is where the First Aid station is located, after this we meet our first hill - it's short and sharp.

At the top we get our first glimpse of the sea before we head for Burton Bradstock's hive beach, once through the fields, we follow the coastline and head inland for a km, and the second feed at 10 km before heading back towards Hive beach, it's all downhill and is track and trail.

We link back up with the 10 km route here and head towards the third feed at 17 km, this is when the fun really begins, once on the cliff path, you will realize why we have chosen this location. It is simply breathtaking, and the views (If there is no mist) are to die for. It's the Jurassic coast at its most superb.

The first parts of the Half are relatively flat but it is the Jurassic coast so at some point it's an up and down challenge that is not for the faint hearted.

Marathon 42.2km

An addition to the 2019 event will see us add a full trail marathon. It's tough, very tough, and the cut off at 18.5 km will be strictly enforced, but for those that are up for the challenge, come and run spectacular scenery.

Event Details

What’s Included

At the Start/Finish there will be a bag drop, coffee and cake for sale, along with hot food and every finisher will get as always a really super medal, there are also many beautiful places to eat a proper meal after you have finished your run, booking is advised, please mention us.

At the aid station if you want a drink or something to eat you must stop and do so, this event is a challenge and not classed as a race, the minute it takes you to stop and hydrate correctly will enable you to complete the challenge in a timely manner.

Raceday Logistics

PARKING OPENS AT 0800

Sat navigation Post Code for parking Marsh Barn, West Bay, Dorset, DT6 4PS (300 meters from Registration

REGISTRATION OPENS AT 0900

Sign your name and collect your number and safety pins (YOUR NUMBER GOES ON THE FRONT)

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 1100

No exceptions, if your late, you will not be able to run.

SAFETY BRIEF AT 1105-1115

Its just the key points and wont take to long

START ALL ROUTES AFTER SAFETY BRIEF

As soon as the brief has finished there will be approx 1 minute and then your off

FAQs

Safety information

Part of the event is along the cliff path that runs from Burton Bradstock to West Bay, you are responsible for your own safety along this path, be mindful that its a cliff and run with caution.

Questions & answers

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    Jane S
    When do we get our race packs?

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Just to let you know race packs are collected at registration on the morning of the event.
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    Adam H
    Is it possible to cancel if we can no longer make it?

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    Steph E
    Hi there, if you'd like to get in touch with [email protected] then someone will be able to help you with this :)
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    Rosie
    I am interested in the half marathon, never done one before. What food and drink are given on the way around to keep you going? Is it just a medal you get for completing? How do you know what time you finish in? Thanks!

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Just to let you know that there is a feed station along the half marathon course which will have water and other fuel to keep you going. You do receive a medal for completing the event and you will be able to see your finish time either directly after the event, or it'll be emailed to you. Good luck!
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    James K
    Hi, is it possible to get an entry on the day or have all the places for the 10k sold out for good?

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    Steph E
    Hey there, just let you know that they will not do entries on the day as the event is already at full capacity. All the best!

Jurassic Trail East Meets West weather forecast

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Jurassic Trail East Meets West reviews (6)

4.4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Saturday Half Marathon in 2019

    A really great route in a great area but the organisation had room for improvement and a little haphazard and the medal was not great. I still do it again for the beautiful run!
  • Did the Saturday Half Marathon in 2019

    It was at my limit but delighted I did it. It starts well and gives a false sense of this being challenging but not too bad - but then leads to 2 killer hills near the end of the 1st of the 2 laps. I can only say I am in awe of the fastest finishers and everyone who ran the full marathon on a course that makes the London Marathon (held in the same day) seem like a walk in the park! Problems with signage where farmers were removing arrows prior to the race - organisers need to get on top of this negativity! Also loo queues at the start were a massive pain. ORDER MORE LOOS - even if it costs us all an extra or two!
  • Did the Saturday Half Marathon in 2019

    The atmosphere and finishers pack was great. I really enjoyed the route, it was challenging but not brutal.My pre run wee took 33minutes of queuing and I almost missed the start. So give yourself plenty of time at the start.
  • Did the Saturday Half Marathon in 2019

    Well organised ~ beautiful coastal trail course ~ my first half and the coastal climbs were hard doing them twice! Great challenge ~ recommended.
  • Did the Saturday 10km in 2018

    We went the wrong way and ran another 3 km!!
  • Did the Saturday 10km in 2018

    i really enjoyed the course. it was a shame that the sun didnt cone out so we could see the view. ah well i guess i better come back and do it again next year!! Thanks for a great race. Jan