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The Purbeck Running Festival - Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, & 3 Mile

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£11.00 - £54.00Free injury protection
Event summary

Take part in one of the UK's most stunning running festivals in Swanage on the Jurassic coast. The Purbeck running festival has something for everyone and the routes will take athletes along this epic coastline. Come to soak in the weekend's vibrant atmosphere or for a marathon like no other.

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We are a specialist race management company, organising more than 140 races across the UK each year. We offer everything from small community events to larger races organised on behalf of running clubs, charities, local authorities and private companies.

How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Sep 16 2021

What's included:

  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Free tech t-shirt (Ultra and Marathon only)
  • Aid stations
  • Great event village (Bar, BBQ, Music)
  • Course marshalled
  • Distance marked
  • First aid on-site
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Marathon (Sunday)
9:00am Sun 19th Sep 2021

Run 27mi

£42.00 - £44.00
16 Mile (Sunday)
9:00am Sun 19th Sep 2021

Run 16mi

£28.00 - £30.00
Ultra
7:30am Sat 18th Sep 2021

Run 45mi

£52.00 - £54.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Are there toilets and changing facilities at The Purbeck Running Festival - Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, & 3 Mile?
The event has toilet facilities, changing rooms and also a massage tent.… read more
FAQ
Is there an age limit for The Purbeck Running Festival - Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, & 3 Mile?
Marathon and Ultra runners must be aged 18+ on the day of the event, 6 mile runners aged 15+ and 3 mile runners aged 11+, as per UK Athletics guidelines.… read more
FAQ
Do all runners receive a free t-shirt at The Purbeck Running Festival - Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, & 3 Mile?
No, free tech t-shirts are only included in the Ultra and Marathon formats.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Purbeck Running Festival is part of the Purbeck Weekend Challenge and takes place on the stunning Jurassic Coast, with its epic landscape and views.

The festival consists of four races of varying distances, which are detailed below:

45 Mile Ultra

The most challenging of courses, the ultra takes place early morning on the Saturday. It follows a similar route to the Marathon, with athletes often having to tackle tough ascents and uneven paths.

Marathon

The Purbeck Marathon is nearer to 27 miles than the usual 26.2. It starts and finishes in Swanage, with the first stage running along the coastal path before heading through the deserted village of Tyneham. A world away from a city marathon, this course is arguable one of the most scenic marathon routes in the world.

There is a strict cut-off time of 7 hours for the marathon.

16 Mile

The Purbeck 16 is a staple event of the festival and still provides a considerable challenge. With scenery equally that of the above races, this is the perfect event for those still looking for a significant challenge but who are not quite ready for the marathon or ultra formats.

6 Mile

The second shortest event of the weekend, runners will get to enjoy this 6 mile run without too much of a challenge.

3 Mile

The shortest format of the weekend, this event provide the ideal opportunity for those who are new to off-road racing and looking to get involved. The majority of these races will take place on the coastal path and behold similarly spectacular views.

Logistics and schedule

Schedule

Saturday

07:30 Ultra Marathon Start

09:00 Marathon and 16 Mile Start

18:00 3 Mile Start

Sunday

09:00 Marathon and 16 Mile Start

09:30 6 Mile Start

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the schedules race start time so that you have enough time to complete the registration process.

Age Requirements

Entrants must be 11 and older to enter the 3 mile, 15 and older to enter the 6 mile, and 18 and older to enter all other distances.

Volunteers

Volunteers are a focal point of all Nice Work events. As such, they are always on the look-out for more helping hands.

If you're interested in signing up then follow the link here:

https://lets-do-this.typeform.com/to/jcfjO1LA#eventid=24009

How to get there

Sandpit Field, Swanage BH19 1NP, UK

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By Ferry

Toll Ferry from Sandbanks (£3.50 per car incl passengers), along Ferry Rd and the B3351, through Studland Village and then take the left onto Ulwell Rd, signposted Swanage.

By Car

From Wareham, take the A351 heading south through Corfe Castle and Harmans Cross.

There is no specific parking for marathon participants; however there are several public pay carparks. Charges are as follows:

Parking

Long Stay

  • Broad Rd, Main Beach (Victoria Avenue) – 1hr £1.50, 2hrs £3.00, 4hrs £5.00, 6hrs £6.50, Up to 24 hrs £8.00.
  • North Beach (De Moulham Rd) – 1hr £1.50m 2hrs £2.50, 4hrs £4.00, 6hrs £5.00, Up to 24 hrs £6.

Short Stay

Mermond Place (closest to finish) – 1hr £1.20, 2hrs £2.10. Parking is free between 10pm and 8am.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Are there toilets and changing facilities at The Purbeck Running Festival - Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, & 3 Mile?
The event has toilet facilities, changing rooms and also a massage tent.
FAQ
Is there an age limit for The Purbeck Running Festival - Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, & 3 Mile?
Marathon and Ultra runners must be aged 18+ on the day of the event, 6 mile runners aged 15+ and 3 mile runners aged 11+, as per UK Athletics guidelines.
FAQ
Do all runners receive a free t-shirt at The Purbeck Running Festival - Ultra, Marathon, 16 Mile, & 3 Mile?
No, free tech t-shirts are only included in the Ultra and Marathon formats.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
Marathon (Sunday)
9:00am Sun 19th Sep 2021
£42.00 - £44.00
16 Mile (Sunday)
9:00am Sun 19th Sep 2021
£28.00 - £30.00
Ultra
7:30am Sat 18th Sep 2021
£52.00 - £54.00
3 Mile
6:00pm Sat 18th Sep 2021
£11.00 - £13.00
16 Mile (Saturday)
9:00am Sat 18th Sep 2021
£28.00 - £30.00
Marathon (Saturday)
9:00am Sat 18th Sep 2021
£42.00 - £44.00
6 Mile (Sunday)
9:30am Sun 19th Sep 2021
£18.00 - £20.00
£11.00 - £54.00Free injury protection

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