Jurassic Coast Challenge 2021

Date, Start, & Route Changes

On 22 February the Government announced a ‘road-map’ for the staged easing of the Covid lock-down. As a result of these new timelines, our planned Jurassic Coast Challenge on the 15/16 May has had to be moved in order to comply with the restrictions on large scale outdoor events, guidance & advice from local councils and their safety advisory groups – as well as ensuring that all challengers will be able to book all types of accommodation across the weekend of the event (eg B&B’s / Hotels). Therefore we’re pleased to confirm the weekend of the 22/23 May as the new day for the 2021 Challenge – with a changed main start venue now in Corfe Castle – rather than Poole – which was an unavoidable change.

 

If you are booked onto the original 15/16 May dates – we ask that you read through our Jurassic Coast Challenge page in full, and then follow the steps below to confirm your chosen option. 

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STAY ON THE 22/23 MAY 2021 DATE

Join us on our new planned date, you will have the options of changing distance/ route if you wish.

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TRANSFER TO ANOTHER 2021 EVENT OR 2022

If you can't make our new date - you can transfer to any Ultra Challenge in 2021, or 2022.

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CANCEL YOUR PLACE & REFUND

If you can no longer join us, and wish to apply for a cancellation & refund you can do so.

22/23 May Event

We’ve had to change the main start location of the event, from Poole to Corfe Castle, as the original start meant that 5km into the route there’s the Sandbanks ferry, and with strict ‘social distancing’ in force until the end of June, the foot passenger capacity is restricted to just 40 people per crossing – and at most 3 crossings / hour. This clearly would make the event impossible – given that we have over 2,000 participants to ferry across within 3-4 hours.

 

We are aware some people may have booked accommodation in Poole, however we now have parking at the new start venue in Corfe Castle – or we recommend a train (it’s just a 12 minute journey from Poole to Wareham), and we will be putting on free shuttles from Wareham station to our start venue in Corfe Castle. Please note – the timetable isn’t live yet but trains run every 30 minutes, and a full service should have resume by the weekend of the event. 

 

In an ideal word we would have changed the date of the event into the summer to provide a bit of ‘head room’. However, The Lulworth Estate (who own 10 km of the route & 12,000 acres of the Lulworth area land – including one of our rest stops) have a complete embargo on large events between June to August – and with our already busy September, the only option was the weekend of the 22/23 May.

 

We believe more than ever – like minded challengers getting outdoors and back onto the trails, as well as being able to facilitate the fundraising for our Charity Partners is important now more than ever. We really hope you can join us on our new weekend – and are looking forward to seeing you all! 

Choose your option

If you were booked up onto the 15/16 May 2021 challenge please confirm your chosen option using the boxes below:

date

STAY ON THE 22/23 MAY 2021 DATE

Join us on our new planned date, you will have the options of changing distance/ route if you wish.

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TRANSFER TO ANOTHER 2021 EVENT OR 2022

If you can't make our new date - you can transfer to any Ultra Challenge in 2021, or 2022.

money

CANCEL YOUR PLACE & REFUND

If you can no longer join us, and wish to apply for a cancellation & refund you can do so.

Our Covid Confidence

Protecting you & your money

By signing up to a 2021 Ultra Challenge – you can be confident that our events will be as low risk as possible, we’ve a proven model having operated the Chiltern 50 Challenge in September. Furthermore throughout 2021 we will be guaranteeing free transfers to other Ultra Challenges or full refunds if we have to cancel any events as a result of Covid-19. With us you can be confident about your next challenge!

face masks in key zones at rest stops

if we cancel free transfer or full refunds

hand sanitising & cleaning stations

start times staggered & spread out on the route

social distancing at all times

venue, facilities & route directional flow

drinks served by our team & one way flow

personal medical declaration. Screening if required

separate supporter zones & facilities

Our Charity Partners

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