Run Jurassic event launches

White Star Running event in Dorset will raise money for Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

A new ultra next month will take place along some of the Dorset coast’s finest scenery and raise money for the Jurassic Coast Trust.

The three-day Run Jurassic event will feature an ultra, marathon, half-marathon, 10km, and 3km kids’ race and take place on September 27-29.

A percentage of the income will support the trust’s work in looking after the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Starting from Burton Bradstock in West Dorset, it will take in the area’s finest scenery, including Golden Cap, West Bay and Chesil Beach.

Organised by White Star Running in collaboration with the Jurassic Coast Trust, runners are being encouraged to become official trust fundraisers with a target of £220 as general, non-charity places for the ultra and half-marathon are sold out.

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.”

The new event will support conservation work on Jurassic Coast

The new event will support conservation work on Jurassic Coast

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