Challenge Options

With the revised date there’s a new start venue, to avoid the ‘still restricted’ Sandbanks Ferry, and the Full Challenge route is now 100 km from Corfe Castle to Bridport with over 2,200 metres of climb, taking 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 distance options as well + a new ‘Virtual Challenge Version’ – there’s a 2022 Jurassic Coast Challenge waiting for you!

Full 100 km Continuous

Corfe Castle to Bridport

14 - 15 May 2022

A tough challenge rewarded by fantastic views, a route that’s simply stunning, and an overwhelming sense of achievement as you finish. From a new start venue in Corfe Castle it’s across the ‘Isle of Purbeck’ to Swanage, along the coast, and then looping back towards Corfe Castle for lunch at 25 km. Then we head west along the Purbeck Ridge to Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door, en route to Weymouth at the 58 km halfway stop with welcome hot food & a massage. For Full Challengers it’s on to the far end of Chesil Beach, then to West Bay with its famous sandstone cliffs, before finally reaching the Bridport finish line where a big celebration awaits!

100 km & ~2200 metres

  • Start: Corfe Castle, nr Wareham.
  • 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
  • 58 km – hot meal 
  • 83 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast & BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Corfe Castle, Weymouth, Bridport
  • Shuttles from Wareham Station to the Start.
  • Bus transfers from the Bridport & Weymoth to the start (Corfe Castle) pre challenge.
  • Bus transfers from the finish (Bridport) back to Corfe Castle & Weymouth.

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details.

Camping at Corfe Castle base-camp – Friday 21 July

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Early registration Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage transfer, hot showers
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available 

Full 2 Day Daylight 100 km

Corfe Castle > Weymouth > Bridport

14 & 15 May 2022

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 hotel / 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 metres

Day 2 – 42 km & 600 m

Day 1 – 22  May 2021

  • Start: Corfe Castle
  • 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
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 58 km – hot meal 
  • 83 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast & BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Corfe Castle, Weymouth, Bridport
  • Shuttles from Wareham Station to the Start.
  • Bus transfers from the Bridport & Weymoth to the start (Corfe Castle) pre challenge.
  • Bus transfers from the finish (Bridport) back to Corfe Castle & Weymouth.

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details.

Camping option at Corfe Castle base-camp for Friday 21 May AND in Weymouth at the end of DAY 1 of the Challenge.

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Early registration Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage transfer, hot showers
  • Similar camping  pacakages at Weymoth halfway – Sat 22 May overnight 

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

3 available

1st Half Challenge 58 km

Corfe Castle to Weymouth

Sat 15 May 2022

The Jurassic 1st Half is the toughest ‘Half’ Challenge within our Series. It’s a 58 km of real variety with ups & downs giving 1,600 metres of climb – so requires some training & some determination. The route is stunning , with spectacular scenery including Corfe Castle, Swanage, 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: Corfe Castle
  • 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

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Corfe Castle & Weymouth
  • Shuttles from Wareham Station to the Start.
  • Bus transfers from Weymouth to the start (Corfe Castle) pre challenge.
  • Bus transfers from the finish (Weymouth) back to Corfe Castle.

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details.

Camping option at Corfe Castle base-camp for Friday 21 May AND in Weymouth at the end of the Challenge.

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Early registration Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage transfer, hot showers
  • Similar camping  pacakages at Weymoth – Sat 22 May overnight 

 

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

3 available

2nd Half Challenge 42 km

Weymouth to Bridport

14 & 15 May 2022

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 22 May from 17:00 if joining a full challenger, or 06:00 – 06:30 rolling start on Sunday 23 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

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Weymouth & Bridport
  • Bus transfers from the Bridport to Weymouth -pre challenge.
  • Bus transfers from the finish (Bridport) back to Weymouth.

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details.

Camping option at Weymouth base-camp overnight Sat 22 July for the early Sunday start

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage transfer, hot showers

 

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

1 available 

The Jurassic Marathon 42 km

Corfe Castle to Lulworth Cove

# changed start & finish #

Sat 14 May 2022

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

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

42 km & 1130 metres

  • Start: Corfe Castle, nr Wareham.
  • Start times: 6:45-07:00 for runners & 7:20 – 10:00 for walkers & joggers
  • Finish: Lulworth Cove Rest Stop (free transfer to Weymouth base-camp)
  • Finish times: Runners 3 – 5 hrs, joggers 4 – 6 hrs, walkers 6 – 8 hrs

Every 10-15 km under marquees with support – toilets, 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 (via transfer to Weymouth)
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Corfe Castle & Weymouth
  • Shuttles from Wareham Station to the Start.
  • Bus transfers from the Weymoth to the start (Corfe Castle) pre challenge.
  • Free shuttle from Lulworth Cove finish to Weymouth base-camp
  • Bus transfers from Weymouth back to Corfe Castle.

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details.

Camping option at Corfe Castle base-camp for Friday 21 May AND in Weymouth at the end of the Challenge.

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Early registration Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage transfer, hot showers
  • Similar camping  pacakages at Weymoth – Sat 22 May overnight 

 

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2 available

1st Quarter Challenge 25 km

Corfe Castle to Corfe Castle

Sat 14 May 2022

Now a looped route with a start at the main Corfe Castle base-camp – and a finish to the west nearby. The route heads south along the Purbeck Way to a rest stop in Swanage for refreshments and a sit down before heading along the coast and then looping back towards Corfe Castle and a finish in Church Knowle. You’ll be rewarded with a medal, glass of fizz, & a BBQ meal to celebrate your achievements – and there’s a free short shuttle back to the main Corfe Castle start & parking venue.

25 km & 570 metres

  • Start: Corfe Castle – nr Wareham.
  • Start times: 6.45am – 7am for runners & 7am – 10am walkers & joggers
  • Finish: Church Knowle, Bucknowle Farm (25km)
  • Free shuttle back to main start venue in Corfe Castle. 
  • 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

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle services, to make it easy to join & exit. These include:

  • Parking at Corfe Castle start
  • Shuttles from Wareham Station to the Start – pre challenge
  • Free shuttle transfers from Church Knowle finish to the start (Corfe Castle) & Wareham Train Station post challenge.

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details.

Camping at Corfe Castle base-camp – Friday 21 July

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Early registration Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage transfer, hot showers
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2nd Quarter Challenge 34 km

Corfe Castle to Weymouth

Sat 14 May 2022

Join the 2nd Quarter ‘Classic Jurassic‘ Challenge for the real highlights (and a hew 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: Corfe Catle, nr Wareham.
  • 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.

  • 17 km – snacks & drinks
  • Finish/ 34km – hot meal 
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Corfe Castle & Weymouth
  • Shuttles from Wareham Station to the Start.
  • Bus transfers from Weymouth  to the start (Corfe Castle) pre challenge.
  • Bus transfers from the finish (Weymouth) back to Corfe Castle.

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details.

Camping option at Corfe Castle base-camp for Friday 21 May AND in Weymouth at the end of the Challenge.

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Early registration Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage transfer, hot showers
  • Similar camping  pacakages at Weymoth – Sat 22 May overnight 

 

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

Virtual Challenge

... Anywhere, Anytime

Event Weekend & 2 Week Window

Take on the Virtual Version if you want to join the Challenge in spirit – perhaps to help a friend or family member taking on the real thing with some moral support or maybe extra fundraising – or just join & test yourself closer closer to home! Track your progress on the ‘Virtual Map’, share your journey online with other challengers, and there’s a medal & souvenir neck buff.

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All you need to know about the Challenge – a detailed overview of the options & how you can take it on. Print it off or send it to your friends! 

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