ARCHIVED RACE: Jurassic Coastal Challenge @ Chesil Beach Holiday Park, Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom on 23 March 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Jurassic Coastal Challenge
  • Distance (Miles): 78.6MILES
  • Date: 23 March 2012
  • Start Time: 08.00
  • Venue: Chesil Beach Holiday Park
  • Best Time (Men): 00:00.00
  • Best Time (Women): 00:00.00
  • Organised By: Votwo Events Ltd
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? No

Race Description

Event Information
Event Jurassic Coast Challenge
Date 23rd – 25th March 2012
Type Ultra endurance running challenge
Cost £155 3 day challenge. £60 single day rate
Closing Date 12-03-2012
Distances 78.6 Miles, A approximatately 26.2 mile marathon each day
Location Chesil Beach Hoilday Park, Portland Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9AG. » Map

Day one, Shell Bay (Sandbanks Chain Ferry) – Lulworth Cove
Day two, Lulworth cove – Portland ferry road
Day three, Portland ferry road – Charmouth
More detailed timings will be published under the ‘Download info pack’ link on this page 2 weeks before the event. It is your responsibility to check these details. The 2011 info pack has been loaded up for information purposes only.

The mother of all hilly runs. The 2012 course is being run again from Studland to Charmouth.
Day one starts off with a pleasant jog along the beach of Studland Bay, past Old Harry Rocks , through Swanage and straight into some tough coastal running along the South West Coast Path. Houns – tout Cliff provides the first real climb of the day followed by more climbing on Tyenham Cap and Worbarrow. The finish of the first day is Lulworth Cove where you will be treated to a sneak preview of the next days ‘warm up’ climb beginning day 2.
Day two sees runners (and walkers) enjoy the delights of Durdle Door with steep ascents and descents. The course starts to level off half way in to Day 2 after Ringstead Bay. Weymouth hosts some path appreciated tarmac underfoot followed by a enjoyable lap of Portland to warm down on before finishing at the Event HQ on the Ferry bridge road between Weymouth and Portland.
Day three starts with a challenging and muddy underfoot course along costal foot path towards Abbotsbury. Fairly flat ground for the next 10km until Eypes mouth then the hilly fun starts again as the course approaches Golden Cap. Its then a short jog to the finish point just to the East of Charmouth.

The votwo team are providing the support package that will include the following –
HQ Area: Collection of marquees providing sheltered area to facilitate the event from. Daily event registration and briefings held in this area. Constant supply of free tea, coffee and cakes available here! This area will act as a meeting point, food hall, massage area and accommodation reception. The HQ area is located on the ferry road to Portland. A large dining marquee will be erected next to the HQ marquee.
Check points: Approximately every 6-8 miles supplying food and drink (filled rolls,hot drinks etc. Homemade soup at the finish point), to ensure that you are on route and as a point of reference for time keeping. For those needing it they offer the perfect opportunity to have a good sit down.
Transportation: Each day you will be instructed to meet at the event base and then be transported to the start. Once you join votwo on the event you can leave your car in one place and take advantage of the votwo mini buses. On completion of the days run you will be transported back to the event HQ.
Medical assistance: 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-attached severed limbs etc. The votwo physiotherapists will also be available at the end of each day to advise on dealing with strains and injuries.
Route maps: A course booklet containing all the relevant route information and books
Further event details and instructions will be linked from the right hand side of this page approx two weeks before the event. You must make sure you read and understand the further instructions.
Individual times: at each check point your number and time will be recorded. At the end of each day, time sheets will be available.
Meat wagon: any participant who can no longer continue at any checkpoint can jump on the mini bus and be taken to the finish point (hanging your head in shame is optional).
On Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon votwo will be providing a massage service located at the event base (Sunday afternoon from the finish line). It will cost £12 for 15 mins. If you think that you may be interested in this service (and it may help you to get out of bed the next day) pre book when you enter online.
Free access to the votwo 12 week challenge training programme. Designed to get you to the finish of the Jurassic Coast Challenge!

Raise money for charity on the Jurassic Coast Challenge 2012
If you would like to raise money for Help the Heroes whilst taking part in the JCC 2012 you will be able to get a discounted entry fee and fund raising support from them. Please click the logos for more information.

If you wish to raise money for the RNLI whilst taking part in the JCC 2012 then please click on the logo for sponsorship support and discounted entry.
Take part in the Jurassic Coast Challenge 2012 and raise money for Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes strives towards 100% effectiveness – so that for every £1 donated, £1 is spent or allocated to the direct, practical support of our men and women of the Armed forces. We fund projects and initiatives that make a real difference to the lives of our wounded heroes. If you would like to commit to fundraising for Help for Heroes through your participation in the JCC 2012 then please contact Help for Heroes. In return for raising money, you will receive a fundraising support and advice from them throughout the process as well as a discounted place on the JCC. For more information please click on the Help for Heroes logo above or give the H4H running team a call on 01725 514124
National Trust
The National Trust protects and conserves huge stretches of coastline ensuring they look as they do today. The landscape forms an integral part of the Jurassic Coast Challenge and Votwo Events is working together with the National Trust to broaden participants knowledge of the vital work the National Trust does to protect and conserve this unique environment.

The National Trust, Jurassic Coast mobile van will be stationed at the event HQ on Saturday to discuss what the National Trust does in the area. You will be able to sign up and join the National Trust at the mobile van and receive a great discount.
For more information please visit the National Trust website. Click here

Accommodation and catering
Votwo have hired the Chesil Beach Holiday Park. To provide well priced accommodation suitable for JCC runners to operate from. The accommodation is approx 150 meter walk away from the HQ area.
Bookings for accommodation can be made when you enter online. Minimum stay is 3 nights. Price includes evening meal and breakfast for each day.
Meals are made fresh on site by our experienced chef. Large portions suitable for people running marathons is the order of the day!
Single occupancy rooms in a shared caravan/chalet.
£40 Thursday night. Includes evening meal
£45 Friday night. Includes friday breakfast and evening meal
£45 Saturday night. Includes Saturday breakfast and evening meal
£45 Sunday night. Includes Sunday breakfast and evening meal

Sole use of 2 bed caravan. Sleeps 4 with one double bedroom and one twin room. Only 3 left to let
£300 Thursday – Saturday. Includes all meals from Thursday evening to Saturday evening for 4 people.
£340 Thursday – Sunday. Includes all meals from Thursday evening to Sunday evening for 4 people.
£270 Thursday – Saturday Apartment Sleeps 2 Includes all meals as above. Only 1 left to let
£345 Thursday – Sunday Apartment Sleeps 2 Includes all meals as above. Only 1 left to let

Sole use of 3 bed caravan. Sleeps 6 with one double bedroom and 2 twin rooms
£390 Thursday – Saturday Includes all meals from Thursday evening to Saturday evening for 6 people
£480 Thursday – Sunday Includes all meals from Thursday evening to Sunday evening for 6 people

Catering tickets only. For guests (Can be purchased from from event HQ at the event)
£10 Evening meal
£5 Breakfast

The tried and tested Chef from the Atlantic Coast Challenge is onboard for 2012. She will be preparing freshly made meals morning and night with a emphases on large filling portions. Perfect for hungry marathon runners!
A cooked breakfast, cereals and porridge is supplied each morning with fresh filter coffee and tea. Evening meals are a selection of main courses and a dessert. A full menu is provided as part of the final details. You can click on above ‘Download Info Pack’ to see the 2011 menu.

Partner shop and OMM kit

The JCC 2012 has teamed up with Trail Outdoor and OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) to offer participants some great deals on kit. Tail Outdoor will be manning a shop at the event selling items from the high quality range of OMM kit. Please visit there online store to view some of below recommend equipment or follow the direct links below
OMM Cypher smock & Jacket OMM Kamleika Smock & Jacket
OMM Clasic marathon 25 rucksack OMM Clasic marathon 32 Rucksack
Silva Expedition 4 compass

Kit List
Whilst taking part on 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. There will be random spot checks.
Essential kit:
a) Issued maps for that day in an easily accessible place. (Make sure these maps are tied in some way to your kit, one gust of wind and they’re gone!)
b) Useful numbers, check point timings, and lost procedure.
c) Whistle
d) Compass (make sure your compass is attached to you or your kit)
e) Waterproof top
f) Long trousers or tights
g) Gloves (water proofed in plastic freezer bag)
h) Hat (water proofed in plastic freezer bag)
i) Chocolate bar or similar
j) Small torch with spare batteries
k) More than 400ml of water or other drink
l) A light weight piece of warm clothing (water proofed)
m) A fully charged working mobile phone (water proofed)
n) A note pad and pencil with your name and your mobile number written on it (water proofed)

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