Trek the coast with Diverse Abilities
Posted on: 08/10/2021
Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, has launched a new fundraising challenge for spring 2022 alongside the team at Ultra Challenge offering a range of treks along the Jurassic Coast.
Taking in the views of the World Heritage coastline, the event offers seven different challenges for teams and individuals alike to enter. With a new starting point in Corfe Castle, the route heads down to Swanage, and along through Lulworth Cove, past Durdle Door, with ups & downs to Weymouth at halfway. For 100km challengers, it’s past Portland Bill, Chesil Beach, and on to West Bay’s cliffs (of TV’s Broadchurch) – before a finish line celebration in the vibrant Dorset town of Bridport.
Challenges available on the weekend of 14 and 15 May 2022 include:
- Full Continuous 100km at your pace through the day and night
- Full Two Day ‘Daylight’ 100km, with an overnight pitstop in Weymouth
- First Half Challenge, 58km, from Corfe Castle to Weymouth
- Second Half Challenge, 42km, from Weymouth to Bridport
- Jurassic Marathon, 42km, from Corfe Castle to Lulworth Cove
- First Quarter Challenge, 25km, a loop to and from Swanage starting at Corfe Castle
- Second Quarter Challenge, 34km, from Corfe Castle to Weymouth
All routes provide the option to self-fund the trip, pay a small registration fee and fundraise for Diverse Abilities, or pay for half of your trip and choose a smaller fundraising target for the charity.
Each participant receives free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage along the way. Finishers receive a glass of fizz, a t-shirt, and a medal to commemorate the achievement.
Karen Hay, events manager at Diverse Abilities, commented: “The Jurassic Coast is such a gorgeous attraction to have on our doorstep, and so many of us are guilty of not making the most of it, so what better excuse to get adventuring than by raising money for an organisation that is also on your doorstep and always need your support.
“Being part of the Ultra Challenge Series means that you get a whole raft of experts to help you out on the day and in the lead up to the event. You can walk or you can run any of the distances – it really is your challenge, your way.”
Registration fees vary and start from £10 depending on the route and distance chosen, and how much fundraising participants would like to carry out. An autumn deal with five per cent off of registration fees and a free technical t-shirt is available until Tuesday, November 30.
Visit diverseabilities.org.uk/Jurassic for further details.
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