This September sees the launch of a brand-new running event on Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast. Run Jurassic is a new running weekend designed for runners of all abilities and their families to experience the awe-inspiring views that this coastline provides.
The White Star Running race is partnered with the Jurassic Coast Trust (JCT), whose mission is to protect and conserve the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site – England’s only natural World Heritage Site – for future generations. It also engages with visitors to the Jurassic Coast, with tons of fun events and experiences throughout the year.
Run the Jurassic Coast
If you want to experience running on this amazing stretch of coastline and help the JCT with its important work, you can now snap up one of its limited charity race places for the running distance of your choice. Run Jurassic has already proven popular, with many of the distances sold out or close to selling out, but you can still get a place through the JCT.
The select group of JCT runners will be rewarded with their own running t-shirt, pin badge and a personalised thank you card for completing the event. Each runner is being asked to raise just £220 for the charity before 22nd September 2019. It’s just £20 to register for one of the limited slots, and this is refunded once you reach your £220 fundraising target.
The ultramarathon takes in a full 50K of the Jurassic coast, from Durdle Door through to Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Burton Bradstock, while the marathon starts a little further down the coast at Osmington Mills to the same finish point. Both of these point-to-point events are taking place on Saturday 27th September, and the ultramarathon is already sold out with the marathon not far behind.
On Sunday 28th September, there is a half-marathon event, starting and finishing from the race HQ at Freshwater Beach Park, as well as a 10K. There is also a 3K kids’ race to encourage the whole family to get involved, and a fun ‘chaos’ event too. The half-marathon and 10K are both sold out for regular entries.
The JCT will also be running a series of Jurassic-themed events over the course of the weekend to entertain both runners and non-runners alike. They will also be supporting all the runners, with an extra-special cheer for their official fundraising team!
How to enter
If you want to secure your spot at one of these amazing races, register now for a place with the Jurassic Coast Trust and start your fundraising journey. It’s such a fantastic cause and it promises to be a great weekend.
Find out more about the Run Jurassic weekend here: https://runjurassic.co.uk/
Register for your fundraising place through JCT here: jurassiccoast.org/run-jurassic-2019
Watch the official race video here: https://youtu.be/wPLJpWGTN7k