Jurassic Coast 100
Jurassic Coast 100 km / 100 miles 1st June 2018
The Jurassic Coast 100. Join us on a journey through 185 million years of history and 100 miles of incredible coastline.
The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage site that spans 95 miles, from Studland to Exmouth. In 2018, you can join us for 50 km from Lyme Regis to Exmouth, 100 km from Weymouth to Exmouth or the Full Jurassic Coast, 100 miles from Poole to Exmouth.
Run or Walk the Jurassic Coast 100, take it at your pace. Just like our other events, this isn’t a race but we welcome runners looking to complete in a fast time as well as walkers, who may wish to take a little longer and enjoy their surroundings.
Transport will be available from Exmouth to take you to the start of the Jurassic Coast 100 challenge in Weymouth. This will allow you to finish at your car, rather than having to collect it afterwards. This can be booked below, please select either WALK or RUN.
100 miles – Walk or Run the entire length of the Jurassic Coast from Poole to Exmouth – 36 hour time limit (£99)
100 km – Walk or Run the 100 km challenge from Weymouth to Exmouth – 24 hour time limit (£59)
50 km – Walk or Run the toughest part of the route from Lyme Regis to Exmouth – 14 hour time limit (£39)
An exciting night time start for walkers and runners. Our walkers will start at 9pm on Friday 1st June and aim to complete by 9pm on Saturday 2nd. Our runners will leave Weymouth at 11.55pm on Friday 1st June.
Go on an adventure, challenge yourself or raise money for charity.
100 mile challenge will start at 10am on 1st June.
50 km challenge will start at 8am on 2nd June.
Full support along the 100 km route from the team at Climb South West. There will be regular places to top up with water and well stocked aid stations with a range of energy supplies available.
What’s included? Full information will be in your participant handbooks.
- Professionally managed challenge event.
- Well stocked aid stations along the route.
- Jurassic Coast 100 T-shirt.
- Jurassic Coast 100 finishers medal.
- Jurassic Coast 100 belt buckle for all 100 mile finishers.
The Jurassic 100 km challenge starts at Chesil Beach, Weymouth and follows the South West coast path all the way to Exmouth. It is a well marked route and navigation is fairly straightforward.
The first section is relatively easy, with a few small rolling hills, until you arrive in West Bay. From here, things become much more hilly and you will soon arrive at the steep climb up to Golden Cap, the highest point on your journey at an elevation of 191m. Rolling hills then lead down to Charmouth.
Low tide here allows a quick hunt for fossils along the beach as you approach Lyme Regis and the half way point on your challenge. There is an inland diversion at high tide to avoid getting your feet wet.
The next section through the “lost world” of the undercliff to Seaton is absolutely stunning but pretty tough going. Expect lots of hills and difficult conditions underfoot.
After leaving Seaton you’ll soon arrive at the pretty fishing village of Beer with its unmistakeable white chalk cliffs. The next section to Sidmouth, is possibly the toughest where the path takes you from sea level up to heights of around 150m; over and over again.
After this, only a couple of notable hills remain (Peak Hill and West Down Beacon), as you continue your journey past the sandstone sea stacks at Ladram Bay and the sleepy town of Budleigh Salterton.
After passing the seaside resort of Sandy Bay, you will soon encounter the Geoneedle, marking the end of the Jurassic coast. From here, easy flat ground remains to the finish.
A tough journey to remember forever!
- Base layer (long sleeved, thermal properties)
- Trail shoes / walking boots (if there has been any recent rain, expect mud and slippery conditions)
- Waterproof jacket
- Mobile phone with event number saved (07966 654867)
- Rucksack, race vest or similar
- Hydration system (bladder or bottles, min capacity 1ltr)
- Survival bag (a £3 orange bag that could save your life)
- Basic first aid kit (min 1 x wound dressing and selection of blister plasters. Compeed are the best for blisters)
- Headwear (eg, cap or buff)
- Headtorch with spare batteries (you might need enough for 10hrs)
- Nutrition (energy foods, gels, bars, )
- £20 cash
- Sun cream
- Spare socks
June 1st 2018