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   It's Your Challenge

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     16/17 MAY 2020

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The Jurassic Coast Challenge is one of the toughest events in the Ultra Challenge Series - with 2,600m of climb across the 100km, an epic undertaking. Those who take it on will be rewarded by brilliant views and a route that's simply stunning. 

Setting out from Poole Harbour, we board the Sandbanks ferry to Studland before heading to Corfe Castle, where the 1st Quarter Challenge ends. Those on the 1st Half will be tackling the ups & downs of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, en route to Weymouth at the 58km rest stop.

The full Challenge continues on to the far end of Chesil Beach, then down into West Bay with its famous sandstone cliffs, before reaching the welcome finish line in Bridport where a celebration awaits.

CLASSIC JURASSIC OPTION -  34km - Corfe Castle to Weymouth via Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door

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FULL CHALLENGE
      100km Poole to Bridport
      Continuous with rest stops
      Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2020

100km Sized

Starting close to Poole harbour the Full 100km challenge is a real challenge with over 2,650m of ascent (the equivilent of 2.5 climbs of Mt. Snowdon) - for those that take it on will be rewarded with an incredible sense of achievement and the opportunity to explore an incredible coastline. 

 

Distance & Elevation: 100km/ 2660m

Start location: Whitecliff, Poole

Start times

  • 6.45am - 7am Runners
  • 7am -10am Walkers/Joggers

 

Finish location: Bridport

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 9 - 16 hrs
  • Joggers - 16 - 20 hrs
  • Walkers - 20 - 36 hrs (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 24km - picnic/sandwich lunch
  • 58km - 3 course hot meal
  • 82.5km - dinner / cooked breakfast
  • 100km - cooked breakfast / BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

FULL DAYLIGHT CHALLENGE
      100km Poole to Bridport
      2 days with camp option
      Sat 16 & Sun 17 May 2020

100km 2 Day Sized

Our 2 Day Challenge allows you to take on this epic challenge across 2 days - giving you the opportunity to see the views and coastline during the day. The 1st half is a real challenge with 58km of distance and nearly 1,800m of climb - choose to camp with us over night in Weymouth, or stay at a local B&B for an early start on Sunday before tackling the final 44km.  

 

Distance & Elevation: 100km/ 2660m


Start location:
 Whitecliff, Poole

 

Start times: 
Day 1 - Sat; 6.45am - 7am runners, 7-10am walkers 
Day 2 - Sun; 6 - 6.30am

  

Finish location: Bridport

 

Finish times:

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs per day
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs per day
  • Walkers - 10 - 16 hrs per day

 

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

  • 24km - picnic sandwich lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 58km - three course hot meal
  • 82.5km - brunch/ lunch
  • 100km - cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

Camping options*: 

  • Saturday night in Weymouth (58km)
  • Fully inclusive package available
  • Showers, pre-made tent & breakfast
  • Baggage transfer included

 

1st HALF CHALLENGE
      58km Poole to Weymouth
      Sat 16 May 2020

1st 50 Sized

The 1st Half Jurassic Coast Challenge is just about our toughest Half Challenge within the series. You will take on 58km of hills, descents & coastline - in total climbing 1,540m - this requires some training and some determination. You will be rewarded however with some of the UK's most spectacular scenery and iconic views over Durdle Door and Corfe Castle to name a few. 

 

Distance & Elevation: 58km/ 1650m 

 

Start location: Whitecliff, Poole

 

Start times
06.45am  - 07:00am Runners
07.00am-10.00am Walkers 

 

Finish location: Lodmoor, Weymouth

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Walkers - 10 - 16 hrs

 

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

  • 24km - picnic sandwich lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 58km - three course hot meal
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

2nd HALF CHALLENGE
      MARATHON DISTANCE
      42km Weymouth - Bridport
      Sun 17 May 2020

2nd 50 Sized

Take on the 2nd Half Marathon Distance Jurassic Coast Challenge either by joining someone on the Full Challenge, or with our Sunday starters. Setting out from Weymouth you will pass over Chesil Beach, with some strong climbs and descents along this beautiful coastline. 

 

 

Distance & Elevation: 42km/ 1010m 

 

Start location: Lodmoor, Weymouth

 

Start times

  • Sat - join a Full Challenger - from 5pm
  • Sun - 6 - 6.30 am start

 

Finish location: Bridport

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Walkers - 10 - 16 hrs

 

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

  • 24.5km (signed as 82.5km) - hot lunch
  • 42km (signed as 100km) - BBQ
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

1st QUARTER CHALLENGE
      24km Poole - Corfe Castle
      Sat 16 May 2020

25km Sized

Our 1st Quarter Challenge is a great introduction to the Jurassic Coast taking in the beautiful Poole Harbour and Sandbanks, along the stunning beaches of Studland bay before a climb along the Brenscombe Hills ridge, past Corfe Castle to our finish line at Norden farm. A 24km route with 410m of climbing in the latter stage of the route. 

 

Distance & Elevation: 24km/ 410m 

 

Start location: Whitecliff, Poole

 

Start times
06.45 - 7am Runners
7 - 10am Walkers

 

Finish location: Norden Farm / Corfe Castle

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3 hrs
  • Joggers - 3 - 5 hrs
  • Walkers - 4 - 7 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 10km - snacks & drinks
  • 24km - sandwich picnic lunch & fizzy drinks

2nd 'QUARTER' CHALLENGE
      CLASSIC JURASSIC
      34km Corfe - Weymouth
      Inc. Durdle Door / Lulworth
      Sat 16 May 2020

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The Jurassic Classic! Join the 2nd Quarter Challenge and view one of the Jurassic Coast's iconic landscapes - Durdle Door. We start off from Corfe Castle and head out towards the coast and along the white pebble beach of Lulworth Cove. Continuing along the coastal path, take in the beauty of Durdle Dorr before finishing in the seaside town of Weymouth. 

 

Distance: 34km 

Start location: Norden Farm, Corfe Castle

Start times
10am only

Finish location: Lodmor Country Park, Weymouth

Finish times: 

  • Walkers - 5 - 8 hrs

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 18km - snacks & drinks
  • 34km - Hot food & a selection of snacks & drinks

Optional Extras...
     Baggage, Camping,
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BAGGAGE

All baggage services are paid for in cash on the morning of the challenge - you do not need to pre-book online.

 

Transfers to your finish...

  • Full Challengers - £10
  • Half Challengers - £5
  • Quarter Challengers - £5

Transfers to half way & finish...

  • Available to Full Challengers only
  • £15 for walkers & joggers
  • Included for runners (10.L)

 

CAMPING

You must pre-book all camping packages online in advance using the form below.

Saturday night ONLY - Weymouth – available to 2 Day Challengers (mid-Challenge) & 2nd Half Challengers (pre-Challenge) starting on Sunday. 



- Full Camping Package - includes: 

Includes:

  • 2-Man tent & x1 roll mat
  • Baggage transfer to finish or storage

  Single occupancy - £55 // Twin Share - £75

 

- Pitch Only Package - includes: 

  • Pitch-only - bring own tent 
  • x1 Baggage transfer to campsite, then onto finish per person (for Full Challengers) 

  Single occupancy - £25 // Twin Share - £40

 

TRANSPORT

 

Parking

  • Weekend parking pass - available at Corfe, Norden Farm (1st Quarter finish) & at Bridport (Full and 2nd Half finish) 
  • Bridport parking available from 5pm Friday evening to 10pm Sunday 
  • £5 per car

Full Challengers

  • Start – no long stay parking – drop off only
  • Before - Shuttles from Poole station to start - £10 pp
  • Bridport - weekend parking
  • Before - Bridport to Poole start - Fri PM & Sat AM departures - £30 pp
  • After - transfer to Crewkerne station after - £5 pp
  • After - transfer back to Poole station - Sunday departures only - £30 pp
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish

1st Half Challengers

  • Start – no long stay parking – drop off only
  • Before - Shuttles from Poole station to start - £5 pp
  • Before - Weymouth to Poole start - £20 pp
  • Pick up parking at finish local P&D
  • Shuttles to Weymouth station
  • After - transfer back to Poole station - £20 pp
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish

2nd Half Challengers

  • Park at Weymouth local P&D
  • Pick up/ drop off parking               
  • After - transfer to Crewkerne station at finish - £5 pp
  • After - transfer back to Weymouth - £20 pp
  • Shuttle buses for all retirees to finish

1st Quarter Challengers

  • Start – no long stay parking – drop off only
  • Before - Shuttles from Poole station to start - £5 pp
  • Shuttle to Wareham station after
  • Pick up parking at finish
  • After - transfer back to Poole station - £10 pp
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish

2nd Quarter Challengers

  • Start – parking on site - £5 per car
  • Shuttle to Weymouth station after
  • After - transfer back to Corfe - £10 pp
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