METRO LIFELINE

Jurassic Coast
Ultra Challenge®

18 May 2024

Metro.co.uk’s Lifeline campaign has teamed up with Young Lives vs Cancer for 2024 and together they’ll stop at nothing to make sure every child and young person diagnosed with cancer gets the right care and support at the right time. Join us in May and sign up to the Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge.

To ensure it’s a challenge to remember, there’s options suitable for everyone. Choose from 25K or 58K to walk, jog or run, and you can join as a team or individual. Whichever you go for, the money you raise will make a massive difference to the lives of young cancer patients.

All the information you need to get signed up is below.

JOIN THE TEAM & MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Spectacular World Heritage coastline. A start in Corfe Castle, the route heads along the Purbeck Hills down to Swanage, and back north for the 25km finish line at Bucknowle Farm. For the 58km challengers, the route continues through to Lulworth Cove, past the iconic Durdle Door, with ups & downs to the Weymouth finish line. You can walk, jog or run your chosen distance at your pace – so it’s “Your Challenge, Your Way”!

The Ultra Challenge® Experience

The UK’s #1 series of treks & trail runs with! Endurance style events for a wide range of fitness & ages. Choose your Challenge – Walk, Jog or Run your chosen distance. Our support enables you to go further, whilst enjoying the great outdoors & camaraderie. At the start line, meet up with the Metro Lifeline Campaign team, with a meet & greet from the charity Young Lives Vs Cancer. Along the route,  there’re marquee rest stops, lots of food & drink, medical & massage teams, with a fully signed route to guide you. A big finish-line celebration awaits with a medal, glass of fizz and some big cheers as you cross the finish line!

Good preparation & smart planning are key, and from the moment you sign up you’ll have access to our Challenge App – with training guides, optional training walks, maps, online forums, and the latest news & updates.

Rest Stops every ~12.5 km with ‘major’ ones every ~25 km, and are much more than the shaky gazebo with water that you see on some events. We’ve marquee cover, large medical & welfare tents, catering services, seating areas for recovery, changing rooms, and a friendly welcome!

There’re pink arrows to guide you, distance markers, glow-sticks at night, hazard signs, and a route map in the App. Our ‘Trek Masters’ organise group departures at night so nobody has to walk solo. Our chip timing system enables our Control Room, and your friends / family, to track your progress through the Rest Stops. There’s also the option to hire a ‘GEO TRACKER’ – so they can follow you in real time every step of the way – day & night!

Keeping you well fed & hydrated is key. We pride ourselves on the quantity & quality of our catering, and whichever distance you are on – meals, snacks & drinks are included – so no need to carry much!

  • Snacks & drink stops every 12.5 km
  • Snacks – from the healthy to treats
  • Meals / picnic every 25 km
  • Energy drinks
  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • Lighter options for ‘runners’
  • Finishers meal

We have camping available at the Corfe Castle Start line, to ensure you arrive fresh and early ahead of the challenge start on Saturday. We also have camping available at the 1st Half 58km finish line in Weymouth for anyone who wants to rest up before heading home. Book an inclusive package or ‘pitch your own’ – there’re showers and chill out areas.

We’ve experienced Doctors, Paramedics, First Aiders, Podiatrists, and Massage Teams at Rest Stops. There’re ‘Self Help’ areas with blister plasters, talc, Vaseline, and tape if you want to patch your own feet. Our mobile Emergency Medical Teams are only a phone call away, via our 24 hour Control Room

We don’t want you to forget that finish-line moment – our Cheer Squad will ensure you won’t! You’ll get a medal, finisher’s T-shirt, and a glass of fizz, before heading to a finishers meal and a well earned rest. Download your official Challenge certificate when you’re ready.

There’re shuttles to local train stations for onward travel, and most finish lines have parking so supporters can meet you. We’ve bus ‘transfers’ to / back to key venues (eg the start) – and check out the ‘Bookable Extras’ for details of all transport options.

A scenic & tough ‘half’ Challenge – the best of the Jurassic Coast.

Corfe Castle > Weymouth

  • Saturday 18 May 2024
  • Start – Corfe Castle, nr. Wareham
  • 58 km & ~1700m climb 
  • Finish – Weymouth
  • Optional Camping at  Weymouth

Revised due to the new start -and is a great loop down to Swangae, along the coast, and back up.

Corfe Castle > Corfe Castle

  • Saturday 18 May 2024
  • Start- Corfe castle, nr Wareham, 
  • 25 km & ~570 m elevation 
  • Finish line – Corfe Castle (Church Knowle – different venue)
  • Transfers back to main start venue & station

Your Challenge,
Your Way!

Whether you’re a walker and new to challenge events, an experienced trekker, or a marathon enthusiast upping the distance – join the Metro Lifeline Campaign Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge and pick your distance! Walk, Jog, or Run your chosen challenge – and support Young Lives Vs Cancer. The Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself further in stunning scenery. With pre & post challenge camping options, and basecamps with plenty of parking & shuttle bus transfers – it will be a weekend by the coast not to miss!

How to Join

STEP 1: REGISTER FOR YOUR PLACE

Sign up via the links below to secure your place on the challenge. Young Lives Vs Cancer will contact you with fundriasing ideas and support, and you will be added to the Metro Lifeline Campaign Jurassic Coast Challenge team! Simply choose your distance and funding type below to get started.

STEP 2: setup your justgiving page

Click the link below to create your Justgiving page as part of the Metro Lifeline Campaign Jurassic Coast Challenge team. The link to get started will also be in your confirmation email. Once your page is set up, be sure to share it with family & friends, and start raising funds for this amazing cause.

step 3: BOOK YOUR OPTIONAL EXTRAS

We offer a range of bookable extras to make your challenge run as smoothly as possible. Form parking at the start / finish lines and transfers from local train stations, to camping packages for before & after your challenge. Use the link below for our special discounted rates for Metro Lifeline Campaign team members.

Choose how you want to join the Challenge  – register via that option and its associated online form. Then enter your personal details.

  • Option 1 – Full Sponsorship for Charity
  • Option 2 – Mixed Funding for Charity
  • Option 3 – Own Place Charity Fundraising

 

All fundraisers joining the Metro Lifeline Team will receive discounted entry fees – compared to the standard fees.

Confirm the challenge distance you’ll take on (58km or 25km). All fundraisers joining the Metro Lifeline Team will be allocated the same start time (08.45 or 09.15 – tbc). 

Everyone who registers and joins the Metro Lifeline Team will receive the same start time slot. On the day, we we will have a tent at the start line where you can register, meet the team, and get a great team pic before starting the challenge. 

You will be supporting the charity Young Lives Vs Cancer as part of this challenge. They will be in touch about your fundraising shortly after you register. To find out more about their work…

CLICK HERE >>.

All sponsorship & fundraising goes direct to Young Lives Vs Cancer via your online JustGiving page.

NOTE: At least 50% of the ‘sponsorship target’ should be with the Charity 3 weeks prior to the Challenge. At this time the Charity agrees to pay a Fee for your place to the Organiser (similar to the Self Funding cost – or half of it for Mixed Funding as you’ve already covered half).

Failure to meet the deadline may result in cancellation of your place by your charity.

The remaining 50%, and any extra, should be with your Charity by 4 weeks after the Challenge.

How to Join

Sign up online & pay a Registration Fee. You’ll get a confirmation email with access to our App to help you prepare. Young Lives Vs Cancer will contact you with fundraising advice & support shortly after you register.

To get started, choose your funding type from below. When signing up, you can choose your distance, and complete our registration form.

Option 1

FULL SPONSORSHIP
FOR CHARITY

Pay a small Reg Fee & Fundraise for a chosen Charity (who pay for your place)

58km CHALLENGE

£15 Reg Fee & at least
£360 fundraising/sponsorship

25km CHALLENGE

£15 Reg Fee & at least
£240 fundraising/sponsorship

Option 2

MIXED FUNDING
FOR CHARITY

Pay for half your place cost & fundraise less for Charity (who pay half of your place cost)

58km CHALLENGE

£75 Reg Fee & at least
£225 fundraising/sponsorship

25km CHALLENGE

£50 Reg Fee & at least
£150 fundraising/sponsorship

Option 3

OWN PLACE CHARITY
FUNDRAISING

Pay for your place & fundraise whatever you can for a Charity (with NO cost to them)

58km CHALLENGE

£125 Fee paid online &
fundraise whatever you can

25km CHALLENGE

£80 Fee paid online &
fundraise whatever you can

2024
FACTSHEET

All you need to know about the Challenge & how you can take it on. Print it off - or send it to your friends!

Check out
the routes & maps

16 Amazing Challenges

Over 200,000 adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge® so far, and the 16 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & trail runs – which have also raised £50+ million for charities. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support all the way so you can set a new goal, enjoy the British countryside, and Push Yourself Further! Whoever you are – If you’re up for a challenge, it has to be an Ultra Challenge!

Map

Lake District Ultra Challenge

8-9 June 2024

100 km loop + Half & Quarter Challenge options & Ambleside 10K

FULL DETAILS >

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Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge

5-6 May 2024

106 km ‘Full Island’ Loop + Half & Quarter Island options.

FULL DETAILS >

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London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge

25-26 May 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge distance options

FULL DETAILS >

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South Coast Ultra Challenge

7-8 Sept 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options

FULL DETAILS >

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Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge

18-19 May 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options AND Marathon + Double Marathon & Bridport 10K

FULL DETAILS >

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Thames Path Ultra Challenge

14 – 15 Sept 2024

100 km + 3/4 + Half & Quarter Challenge options

+ Thames Bridges 25km Trek (Sat – Central London)

+ Friday Moonlight 10K Walk (Central London)

+ The Henley 10K (Sunday)

FULL DETAILS >

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South West Coast 50 Ultra Challenge

3 August 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10 km Challenge options

FULL DETAILS >

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Peak District Ultra Challenge

6-7 July 2024

100 km Loop + Half & Quarter Challenge options & The Bakewell 10 Mile. 

FULL DETAILS >

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Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge

22 – 23 June 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options.

FULL DETAILS >

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Chiltern 50 Ultra Challenge

28 Sept 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10K Challenge options

FULL DETAILS >

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North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

27 July 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10km Challenge options.

FULL DETAILS >

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Easter 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 6 April 2024

50 km 0r 25 km Loops 

FULL DETAILS >

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London Summer Walk

Sat 24 August 2024

25 KM or 10 KM looped route – Woolwich Start / Finish

FULL DETAILS >

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London Halloween Walk

Sat 26 October 2024

25 KM or 10 KM spooky looped route options. Start / finish – The Oval Cricket Ground ‘dungeon’,

FULL DETAILS >

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NEW – Kent Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 12 October 2024

50 KM, 25 KM or 10 KM looped routes options. Start / finish – The Kent Showground nr. Maidstone.

FULL DETAILS >>

 

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