How to enter the The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend
- Run 27mi
- Run 16mi
- Run 54mi
- Run 10km
- Run 5km
The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend routes
The Purbeck Marathon takes place in Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast which has spectacular history, landscapes and views. The course, with around 3,000 feet of climbs, provides a predominately off-road marathon that is both challenging and rewarding.
Please note that this is more than just a marathon in more ways than one! The course is closer to 27 miles rather than the conventional 26.2. Don’t worry, the extra mile is the easiest bit of the course!
The entire route has spectacular views which will help to combat fatigue. Weather permitting, there will also be stunning views of Portland, Poole Harbour and the Isle of Wight. The Purbeck Marathon has a number of hard climbs and uneven paths but is signposted and marshalled throughout. It is not, in any way, comparable to running a city marathon. It is tough, but where else can you do your post-race icing by going for a swim in the sea?!
COURSE CUT-OFF TIME
There is a time limit of 7 hours, with progressive course closures, so please bear this and the course profile in mind when applying.
The Purbeck Marathon is the main event of The Purbeck Running Festival – a local community event, put on by volunteers, with the proceeds being distributed to charity.
The Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival:
Marathon & 16 Mile distances
Calling all Nordic Walkers! Come and enjoy spectacular scenery and camaraderie as you challenge yourself to tackle these iconic routes along the coastal paths and wild terrain of the Isle of Purbeck. Whilst there are medals and T shirts for all finishers, these events are not all about speed or racing so feel free to take part as a group or to go at it alone.
You will walk along clifftops, through country parks, past stunning coves and through lost villages. Views of castles, steam railways, lighthouses and breath taking scenery will make up for the tough parts where you will be climbing or descending the chalk ridges to define the area which is a World Heritage site.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend weather forecast
Foggy in the morning.
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