The last weekend of September will see the launch of a brand new Jurassic Coast running event – Run Jurassic. Organised by White Star Running in collaboration with the Jurassic Coast Trust, the three-day event aims to be the “official” Jurassic Coast Running Festival, with a percentage of income from the event supporting the Trust’s work in looking after the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Featuring an Ultra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 3K Kids’ Race, Run Jurassic takes place from 27-29 September at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Burton Bradstock, in West Dorset. The routes for the various races take in spectacular Jurassic Coast scenery, including Golden Cap, West Bay and Chesil Beach.
As part of Run Jurassic, the Jurassic Coast Trust is encouraging participants to register as official JCT Fundraisers. This select group will have a target of £220 each to raise before the end of September, and will each receive a special Run Jurassic pack including t-shirt and personalised Thank You card from the JCT team.
Donations from these runners will go towards the Trust’s work in protecting and engaging people with the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Places on the Ultra and Half Marathon races at Run Jurassic are already sold out, so registering as a JCT fundraiser is the only way you can still make it onto those distances at the event. Visit jurassiccoast.org/run-jurassic-2019 for more information and to register as a JCT fundraiser.
Lucy Culkin from the Jurassic Coast Trust said, “The Jurassic Coast Trust is very excited about our first Run Jurassic running festival. We expect it to be a fabulous weekend celebrating everything that’s special about our World Heritage Site. We encourage both seasoned runners and new participants to come along and have a go – it’s a great way to build health and fitness while having a brilliant time.
We are tremendously grateful to White Star Running for their support – the income raised from our official Jurassic Coast Trust fundraisers at Run Jurassic is incredibly important towards our work in protecting and engaging people with the World Heritage Site.”