Challenge Options

The Full Challenge route is 100 km from Poole to Bridport with over 2,200 metres of climb, takes in the best of the Jurassic Coast and is some of the UK’s finest coastline. With a halfway point at Weymouth, a Full 2 Day Daylight option, half, Marathon, & quarter distances as well – there’s a Jurassic Coast Challenge for you!  Details of the New Poole Harbour 10 K – coming soon.

Full 100 km Continuous

Poole Harbour to Bridport

15 - 16 May 2021

A tough challenge rewarded by fantastic views, a route that’s simply stunning, and an overwhelming sense of achievement as you finish. A Poole Harbour start, the Sandbanks ferry to Studland, before heading to Corfe Castle at 25 km for lunch. It’s along the Purbeck Ridge down to Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door, en route to Weymouth at the 58 km halfway stop with welcome hot food & a massage. Full Challengers continue to the far end of Chesil Beach, on to West Bay with its famous sandstone cliffs, before finally reaching the Bridport finish line where a big celebration awaits!

100 km & 2200 m

  • Start: White Cliffe, Poole Harbour
  • Start times: 6.45am – 7am for runners & 7am – 10am walkers & joggers
  • Finish: Bridport 
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

Every 10-15 km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more.

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 58km – hot meal 
  • 82.5km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100km – cooked breakfast & BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page. 

 

Before 

  • Shuttle from Poole train station to start – £5
  • Park in Bridport & shuttle to the start in Poole – 25 p/p
  • Local P&D for drop off parking (not recommended)

 

After

  • Shuttle to Crewkerne station – £10
  • Pick up parking in Bridport – FOC

4 available 

Full 2 Day Daylight 100 km

Poole > Weymouth > Bridport

15 & 16 May 2021

Take on this epic 100 km Challenge – across 2 days – and get to see all the fabulous views & stunning coastline during daylight! There’s a camping option at the 58 km Weymouth halfway for rest & recovery – or book a local B&B if that’s more your thing.  An early Sunday start for the final 42 km push (a marathon distance!) tackling Chesil Beach and the cliffs of West Bay before the finish line in Bridport.  

Day 1 – 58 km & 1600 m

Day 2 – 42 km & 600 m

Day 1 – 15 May 2021

  • Start: White Cliffe, Poole Harbour
  • Start times: 6.45am – 7am for runners & 7am – 10am walkers & joggers
  • Finish: Weymouth (58km) 
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Day 2 – 16 May 2021

  • Start: Weymouth
  • Start times: 6.00am for all
  • Finish: Bridport (42km) 
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15 km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more.

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 58km – hot meal 
  • 82.5km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100km – cooked breakfast & BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page. 

 

Before 

  • Shuttle from Poole train station to start – £5
  • Park in Bridport & shuttle to the start in Poole – 25 p/p
  • Local P&D for drop off parking (not recommended)

 

After

  • Shuttle to Crewkerne station – £10
  • Pick up parking in Bridport – FOC

3 available

1st Half Challenge 58 km

Poole Harbour to Weymouth

15 May 2021

The Jurassic 1st Half is the toughest ‘Half’ Challenge within our Series. It’s a 58 km of real variety with ups & downs giving 1,6o0 m of climb – so requires some training & some determination. The route is stunning , with spectacular scenery including Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, & Durdle Door, before continuing onward to the Weymouth finish line – where a celebration and & a well earned rest awaits! 

58 km & 1600 m

  • Start: White Cliffe, Poole Harbour
  • Start times: 6.45am – 7am for runners & 7am – 10am walkers & joggers
  • Finish: Weymouth (58km) 
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15 km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more.

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 58km finish – hot meal 
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page. 

 

Before 

  • Shuttle from Poole train station to start – £5
  • Park in Weymouth & shuttle to the start in Poole – 15 p/p
  • Local P&D for drop off parking (not recommended)

 

After

  • Shuttle to Weymouth station – FOC
  • Pick up parking in Weymouth – local P&D

3 available

2nd Half Challenge 42 km

Weymouth to Bridport

15 & 16 May 2021

Take on the 2nd Half Marathon distance Challenge either by joining someone on the Full Challenge from 17:00 on Saturday to finish with them, or set off with most others early Sunday morning. From Weymouth the route heads west, tackling the far end of Chesil beach, through Abbottsbury Swannery, on to West Bay and then the final few km up to the finish line in Bridport. 

42 km & 600 m

  • Start: Lodmoor, Weymouth
  • Start times: Saturday 15 May from 17:00 if joining a full challenger, or 06:00 – 06:30 rolling start on Sunday 16 May
  • Finish: Bridport 
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 12 hrs

Every 10-15 km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more.

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 42km – BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page. 

 

Before 

  • Park in Bridport & shuttle to the start in Weymouth – 15 p/p
  • Local P&D for drop off parking or long stay

 

After

  • Shuttle to Crewkerne station – £10
  • Shuttle back to Weymouth – £15 p/p
  • Pick up parking in Bridport – FOC

1 available 

Jurassic Marathon 42 km

Swanage to Weymouth

15 May 2021

Take on the ‘classic Jurassic’ scenery, sights, and climbs in our new Marathon distance challenge. Setting out from Swanage, the route heads up onto the Purbeck hills, past Corfe Castle, before dropping back down onto the coast at  Lulworth Cove. It’s on to Durdle Door and then a final push to Weymouth for a big finish!

Costs & fundraising are same as the ‘Half Challenge’ options.

42 km & 1475 m

  • Start: Swanage
  • Start times: 7:30 for runners & 7:45 – 08:00walkers & joggers
  • Finish: Weymouth
  • Finish times: Runners 3 – 5 hrs, joggers 4 – 6 hrs, walkers 6 – 8 hrs

Every 10-15 km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more.

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 42 km – hot meal 
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page. 

Before 

  • Park in Weymouth & shuttle to the start – 10 p/p

After

  • Shuttle to Weymouth station – FOC
  • Pick up Weymouth – local P&D

2 available

1st Quarter Challenge 25 km

Poole Harbour to Corfe Castle

15 May 2021

Setting out from the beautiful Poole Harbour, it’s the Sandbanks ferry to get to the stunning beaches of Studland Bay. A rest stop in Swanage for refreshments and a sit down before a climb along the Brenscombe Hills ridge, past Corfe Castle to our finish line at Bucknowle Farm where you will be rewarded with a medal, glass of fizz,  & a BBQ meal to celebrate your achievements. 

25 km & 400 m

  • Start: White Cliffe, Poole Harbour
  • Start times: 6.45am – 7am for runners & 7am – 10am walkers & joggers
  • Finish: Bucknowle Farm (25km) 
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15 km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more.

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25km – BBQ & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page. 

 

Before 

  • Park in Corfe & shuttle to the start in Poole – 10 p/p
  • Shuttle from Poole train station to start line – £5
  • Local P&D for drop off parking (not recommend)

 

After

  • Shuttle to Wareham station – FOC
  • Pick up parking in Corfe – FOC

2nd Quarter Challenge 33 km

Corfe Castle to Weymouth

15 May 2021

Join the 2nd Quarter ‘Classic Jurassic’ Challenge for the real highlights (and climbs!). A Corfe Castle start and along the Purbeck Ridge down to Lulworth Cove, and on past the iconic Durdle Door (stopping for a picture or two!), with some steep ups & downs en route. Then the last leg to Weymouth where a celebration, glass of fizz, & medal await!

33 km & 1200 m

  • Start: Bucknowle Farm, Corefe
  • Start times: 9.00am for all
  • Finish: Weymouth
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4- 7 hrs

Every 10-15 km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more.

  • 12km – snacks & drinks
  • Finish/ 33km – hot meal 
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page. 

 

Before 

  • Park in Weymouth & shuttle to the start in Corfe – 10 p/p
  • Drop off parking in Corfe – FOC

 

After

  • Shuttle to Weymouth station – FOC
  • Pick up parking – local P&D

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