23rd - 25th March 2018
Enter all 3 days at once for £180 and save £15 (standard day price is £65).
Jurassic Coast Challenge HQ,
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy,
Dorset DT5 1SA - View Location
Run, walk or crawl a marathon a day for 3 days along the stunning Jurassic Coastal Path. 3 marathons in 3 days is a format that is challenging but achievable by most. Runners, joggers, and walkers all take on the challenge and start at different times each day. The routes each day are marked on issued maps but don't require much navigation to follow as the coastal footpath is well marked along the way. The event is facilitated at the HQ area which is also the finish point of day 1. Meals, massage, shop, and briefing are all located at the HQ. Shuttle buses to and from the official challenge accommodation will be provided throughout the day. The votwo team will take care of everything at the event for you so all you need to concentrate on is completing the distance each day.
Pre-event information pack:
A link to the 2017 Jurassic Coast event information is below this text. This will give you a good overview of the event. Please be aware 2018 details could change. All entrants will be emailed a reminder to read the event information. It is a condition of entry to this event that you participate according to the instructions in the event information pack. We do not post out information.
All booked participants are required to fill in an online form 2 weeks before attending the event giving us further information about your booking, this form will be sent via email and linked from this page.
The Jurassic Coast Line is well known for its spectacular views and challenging hills. Each day's route takes in a variety of terrain from coastal footpath to beaches and tracks.
The start point is just outside Charmouth and the course runs from West to East. The Challenge will finish on Day 3 at the National Trust Shell Bay Car Park, Studland. Many challengers will be pleased to note the route still includes the whole circumnavigation of Portland.
This will act as a meeting point, catering area, massage/first aid point and reception. This will be open throughout the whole event to answer any questions, sell you some event merchandise or offer you some running advice. The Event HQ will be based at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
These are located approximately every 10KM. At each CP you will be ‘checked’ in by the CP staff and your time logged. This means we know where you are on the course and if you are late for a checkpoint we can assist you.
All the CPs will be stocked with energy bars, jelly babies, salty snacks, filled rolls, water, squash, coke and hot drinks. At the finish point each day a bowl of hot homemade soup and bread roll will await you. CP locations are marked on your issued maps and CP close times will be issued to you along with your actions on the emergency card. The event medics will be available at the CP.
Each day you will be instructed to meet at the event HQ and then be transported to the start. Once you join votwo on the event you can leave your car at the event HQ and take advantage of the votwo mini buses. On completion of the days run you will be transported back to the event HQ.
For those that wish to enter as a team, you may do so by clicking the option in the drop down above. There is an additional charge for teams as it incurs additional admin, medals & t-shirts per person. Teams may use the start and finish transportation but if you wish to meet at a checkpoint and swap over you will be responsible for getting yourself to and from the checkpoints. Teams must also at registration make sure that the HQ has everyone's mobile number and emergency details. The booking will be under the group leader who will be responsible for organizing the whole group.
The whole route is covered by our medical support and evacuation plan. Every morning at race registration the medics will be available to sort out any blisters, tape feet up and re-attach severed limbs etc. Votwo's sports massage staff will also be available at the end of each day to advise on dealing with strains and injuries.
Food vouchers are purchased at the event. Breakfast is £6 and the 2-course evening meal is £11. The chef is briefed to make large, healthy portions suitable for people running a marathon a day!
Meals start on Thursday evening and finish on Sunday evening. The catering hall is located next to the HQ area at the Sailing Academy and provides a great social atmosphere in the evening, beer, wine and soft drinks available. A shuttle service will run to the accommodation site.
Running groups and daily start times:
There are two start groups for day 1.
Group 1 is predominately for walkers and slower runners. If you are a faster runner you may start with group 1 but it is preferred you start with group 2. Group 1 starts first each day.
Group 2 is for runners and faster runners. No walkers in group 2.
The briefing, bus and start times for each group on each day of the challenge can be found in the 'Event Download' - Participant information pack.
On day one of the challenge, each group is limited in size to 160 participants. This is the number of people we can get on the mini bus lift to the start.
For days two and three there are three start groups. You will be able to decide which group you would like to start in at the beginning of each day.
Whilst taking part in the challenge it is compulsory for you to carry the following equipment. Each day at challenge registration you will be asked to prove you have certain pieces of kit on the list. If you don’t have this kit you will not be allowed to participate in the event. We will be enforcing the policy of no kit, no run. If the worst happens to you any of the below kit could really make the difference to your survival and wellbeing.
Essential kit (to be carried on your person or in your rucksack)
You must carry all the kit on the kit list. No exceptions.
Accommodation and catering:
The accommodation is located at Chesil Beach Holiday Park Weymouth, 1000 meters from the event base at the Olympic Sailing Academy Portland. Votwo will run a courtesy bus service between the sites.
Accommodation is in quality 2 & 3 berth caravans and apartments with 1 double room and 1 or 2 twin rooms / large lounge (can sleep 1) central heating / TV / fridge / cooker / microwave / duvets (be aware these are summer caravans so an extra blanket would be useful). Please bring your own towels and bed sheets if required. Car parking is beside the caravan.
The site has a swimming pool / shop / launderette / parking / bar
Due to a change in the arrangement with Chesil Beach Holiday Park accommodation is now only offered for a 4-night stay. Thursday PM 22nd - Monday AM 26th March.
Please note dogs/pets are not allowed on site or in the accommodation.
To Book your accommodation please click on the link below...
Alternative accommodation for the Jurassic Coast challenge:
If any competitors would like to stay on site in a campervan @ HQ, they will need to book a space via http://www.wpnsa.org.uk/campervans-and-caravans or by calling reception on 01305 866000. The cost is £18 per night.
Jurassic Coast Challenge clothing:
Event branded clothing is available in the shop section for purchase online here...