This is Important
We’re delighted to have partnered with the Jurassic Coast Trust to deliver the Official Jurassic Coast Running Festival.
This page contains all the important information you need to know for your race. This is a set of tough coastal self navigated trail races.
2019 race instructions were emailed out to participants and can be seen here (to give you an idea of things); the 2022 version will be available here when they’re ready.
ALL RUNNERS – essential kit you must carry:
- Charged mobile phone with the race HQ number stored to call us if you have any difficulties
- 0.5 ltr fluid/water
- Emergency food, eg bar or gel
- Weather appropriate clothing, eg suncream, waterproofs, thermal layers, hat, hi-vis stripes, etc
- Race number with completed emergency details on the reverse
Other advisable items that may become essential depending on the weather forecast:
- Foil blanket
- Small first aid kit
Due to the dangers on the coastline, we will be strictly enforcing our cut-off times for every distance. These races are tough, and it’s an especially hard marathon and ultramarathon, so we suggest you do some training off-road and on hilly courses.
This won’t be an easy race! There will be hills, sand, gravel and sections where it’s really windy; being the coast it could hammer down with rain too. To be fair, it’s not SAS selection, but we want you to finish so our sweepers will be running to 7 hour 30 minute pace for the marathon and 8 hours for the ultramarathon.
- Ultra – 8hrs – 8:00am start, 15-minute miling. Halfway cut-off at Noon, and Lovestation™ cut-off at 2.30pm
- Marathon – 7.5hrs – 8:00am start, 17-minute miling. Halfway cut-off at 11.30am, and Lovestation™ cut-off at 1.45pm
- Half-marathon – 4.5hrs – 8:00am start
- 10k – 2.5hrs – 8:30am start
If you fail to achieve these cut-offs, then you will be removed from the race for safety reasons.
Water Stations / Aid Stations
On Saturday, water stations will be evenly placed, approximately 5 miles apart. These stations will have plenty of water at Ringstead and Osmington Mills for ultra runners, then for both distances at Weymouth, Landing Stage, Abbotsbury and Cogden Beach.
All races will be cupless and marshals will fill cups and vests for runners. We ask everyone to drink and dispose of the litter at the water station or carry it with you to the next one. Anyone caught deliberately littering will be handed to the WSR Nifty Nanas for punishment and then disqualified; we have zero tolerance to rubbish (rant over).
Saturday aid stations will have the usual goodies at Wyke Regis, Langton Herring and West Bexington, where the Lovestation™ will be. The White Star Running Lovestation™ will be run by carefully selected mad people to give the boost you need.
These aid stations are designed for you to get some cake, a sports drink, a gel, jelly babies and so on. There will be cider and a few savoury bits too.
Sunday’s water and aid stations are approximately 4 miles apart, with water at 3K, an aid station at 6 miles for the half-marathon runners, and the Lovestation™ at 7K for the 10K runners and 10 miles for the half runners.
Toilets are provided at the start and finish locations of all races. There will also be toilets on the race route. So no weeing in a hedge please! Toilets are at Weymouth Esplanade, Abbotsbury Beach and West Bexington for Saturday’s routes. Sunday runners have toilets at West Bay and Seatown.
All race numbers will be sent out in advance in the post, so please make sure your address details are up to date on your entry.
On the back of your number is an area to fill out with your details. Please fill this in and write an ICE (In Case of Emergency) number. This will help us and you. If you’re kidnapped by locals or pass out from the sheer joy of the race, we need to get you help as quickly as possible.
We recommend that you carry a fully charged mobile phone for emergency use, with the race HQ emergency number stored.
HQ Emergency Number: 07930 335746
If you need to drop out of the race at any time we will try and get you as quickly as possible and you are never far from medical help or aid. We will have vehicles and ambulances on standby to come and get you if need be.
If you do drop out please, please let the aid station marshal know your race number so HQ can be advised. We then know that you are safe and we don’t have to send out search parties.
How to wear your race number
Race numbers should be on the front of your shirt, not the back. You can use safety pins or event clips on all four corners of the bib to keep it in place. We will not be providing safety pins.
It’s important to wear your bib to let race officials know you’re part of the race. The number has your timing chip built into it, so make sure your number is clearly visible, not reduced in size or folded and facing forward.
If you have it under layers, make sure it’s not bent or covered with clothing or a running belt when you come across the finish line otherwise the timing mats may not pick it up and record your time.
Deadlines for Transfers and Deferrals
4th September at 5pm is be the deadline to defer from the race or transfer your place to another runner.
After this time, race numbers will be prepared for the races.
All runners will receive a goody bag and quality uniquely minted race medal. You get this if you complete the race.
No finish no medal, no goody bag, no regrets, no tears, goodbye.
We have post-race massage on-site for the Saturday races; there is a small fee but after running those miles you will probably need it.
More details to come, so watch this space.
If you’re luckily enough to be in the top 3 for your gender in any of the races, then you’ll receive a special prize.
Race photos are expensive, so we have our own photographers and make photos available to you, free, on our photo site.
Just a few of the sights you might see along the route.
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