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.”
To find out more about Run Jurassic, please contact Guy Kerr from the Jurassic Coast Trust at [email protected] or on 01308 807000 / 07904 990 207.
About the Jurassic Coast Trust: The Jurassic Coast Trust’s mission is to enable everyone to have the best possible experience of England’s only natural World Heritage Site, whether they want to learn, enjoy, work or study. The Trust enables effective protection of the Site and conservation of its fossils, engages people and organisations with the coast’s incredible stories, and works to deepen people’s knowledge and understanding of the Site and of World Heritage.
The Jurassic Coast Trust is the only organisation with the mandate to encompass the full 95 mile length and 250 million year timescale of the Site, and is dedicated to creating a unified Jurassic Coast to improve people’s experience and have a positive impact on their lives, now and for future generations.
About the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site: The Jurassic Coast is England’s only natural World Heritage Site, comprising 95 miles of the south coast between Orcombe Point in Exmouth and Old Harry Rocks near Swanage. It takes in 185 million years of the Earth’s history, offering a globally unique “Walk Through Time”. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001 for its Outstanding Universal Value, as demonstrated by its rocks, fossils and landforms.