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!