Bridport Jurassic Coast Run 2019

The Bridport Jurassic Coast Run is still open for entries on the day – with a tough 10k(ish) course and an even tougher half-marathon (two loops of the 10k) along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, leading runners all the way up from West Bay to the second highest hill on the South Coast, Thorncombe Beacon down to Seatown and Back. The races will start Sunday, 11 August 2019, 10:30am, from the promenade in West Bay, Bridport. Both races are, once more, classified as fell races by The Fell Runners Association (license number 2019-6112).

Winning time for the 10k 2018 (and course record so far) was 44:21, run by Neil Wicks from Worcester Tri Club. The winning time on the half-marathon 2018 was 1:39:05 by Ruth Barnes from Avon Valley Runners who had won the half-marathon the previous year, as well.

Online registration for the races through FullOnSport is now closed but there are places available on the day (please check homepage). The courses can be watched as an animated video –  here for the 10k and here for the half-marathon – and there is also a map of the whole course and of the start/finish/registration area. Results of all winners in the 10k since 2013 are here and for all winners in the half-marathon since 2016 here. And here are some of the most “Frequently Asked Questions” about the race. 

ThLogo Fell Runners Associatione current 10k course was established in 2016 when the race had its debut in West Bay. The half-marathon distance was also first run in 2016, with the loop to Seatown added in 2017, which runners in both races will have to do this year. Both races will start with the famous ‘Broadchurch’ cliff at West Bay in the background, leading runners all the way up to Thorncombe Beacon, then down to Seatown and back through Downhouse Farm, Eype to West Bay. The half-marathon consists of two loops.

The races are open for runners of all abilities from the age of 16 (10k) or 17 years (half-marathon).

Since its debut in 2013, the Bridport Jurassic Coast Run with its two races has grown to become both a community event and a recommended race among club runners from all over the Southwest. It has earned lots of praise from participants for its spectacular scenery, friendly marshals and good organisation (and the odd hill). The Bridport Jurassic Coast Run has been organised jointly by local community groups Bridport Runners and Brit Valley Rotary Club since its beginning.

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Bridport Jurassic Coast Run: It’s a bit of a monster!

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run 2018: Athletes brave the storm in new record number / Ruth Barnes repeats last year’s victory, 12 August 2018

Dorset Mental Health Forum gets donation from Bridport Jurassic Coast Run 2017, 30 April 2018

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run 2017: Ruth Barnes wins half-marathon, local hero Adam Gale succeeds in 10k race, 7 August 2017

Youth Club receives donation from Bridport Jurassic Coast Run, 12 February 2017

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run: Successful debut at West Bay Days, 7 August 2016

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run is adding a half-marathon to West Bay Days, 25 February 2016

Jurassic Coast Run donation helps disabled children at Mountjoy, 13 November 2015

Despite rain and fog: 3rd Bridport Jurassic Coast Run sees new record in runners of all ages, 13 July 2015

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run: Donation will support young runners, 18 March 2015

Second Bridport Jurassic Coast Run attracts runners of all ages and abilities, 14 July 2014

Hot race, tough climb but much fun at first Bridport Jurassic Coast Run, 14 July 2013

Picture gallery Bridport Jurassic Coast Runs 2013 to 2017: