Pre Race Information

Prebooked Race Fees:

Purbeck Ultra – Affiliated £48, Non Affiliated £50 Admin fee £2

Purbeck Marathon – Affiliated £38, Non Affiliated £40 Admin fee £2

Purbeck 16 – Affiliated £25, Non Affiliated £27 Admin fee £2

Purbeck 10K – Affiliated £16, Non Affiliated £18 Admin fee £2

Purbeck 5K – Affiliated £10, Non Affiliated £12 Admin fee £2

On the Day Race Fees

Purbeck Ultra – £55      –      Purbeck Marathon – £45      –      Purbeck 16 – £30      –      Purbeck 10K – £20      –      Purbeck 5k – £15

Refunds, Transfers & Deferrals

We understand that your circumstances can and do change after you have entered a race. Nice Work has a proud reputation for being flexible when receiving requests to withdraw from a race, but for clarity, here is our policy for withdrawals:

If you wish to withdraw from the event and we are notified up to 21 days before the date of the race, we are happy to offer you the opportunity to:

  • Defer your entry to next years event
  • Transfer your entry to a friend/colleague. As long as we have their full details 21 days in advance of the race, there will be no charge for this. Please note that transferring your entry to somebody else without notifying us is irresponsible and dangerous, particularly in a medical emergency. Doing so can also lead to disqualification from future races.

If you wish to withdraw from the event and we are notified between 21 days and 14 days before the date of the race, we are happy to offer you the opportunity to:

  • Defer your entry to next years event. There will be a £3 charge for this to cover the cost of your race number and timing chip. The £3 is payable upon collecting your race number and chip at the following years race.
  • Transfer your entry to a friend/colleague, as long as we have their full details. There will be a £3 charge for this to cover the cost of a new race number and timing chip (please note that chips are single use and registered with each entrant’s details). The £3 is payable when your colleague/friend collects their race number and chip at the race.

If you wish to withdraw from the event less than 14 days before the date of the race, we are happy to offer you the opportunity to:

  • Defer your entry to next years event. There will be a £5 charge for this to cover the cost of your race number and timing chip, plus a contribution towards the runner fee paid to the venue. The £5 is payable upon collecting your race number and chip at the next race.
  • Transfer your entry to a friend/colleague, as long as we have their full details. There will be a £5 charge for this to cover the cost of a new race number and timing chip (please note that chips are single use and registered with each entrant’s details). The £5 is payable when your colleague/friend collects their race number and chip at the race.

If you wish to withdraw from the event less than 7 days before the date of the race, we reserve the right to charge a £10 deferral fee or transfer fee – but this is a concession and not automatically given.

No deferrals or transfers can be offered within 48 hours of the event.

Once you have deferred your entry, the entry is only valid for the following year and cannot be deferred for a second time. Deferred entries are strictly non-transferable.

Training:
Whether you have never run a race of this distance before or you are a seasoned runner, we’re sure you realise that training is essential. Remember to listen to your body and take care not to leave niggling injuries untreated. Eat and sleep well and remember to taper your training as the race date approaches so that you have enough energy for the big day. We strongly recommend that you visit the Runners’ Medical Resource website which has lots of useful information to help ensure you are fit to complete.

Start Times

Saturday

The Purbeck Ultra – 7.30am.

The Purbeck 5K – 6.00pm.

Sunday
The Purbeck Marathon – 9.30am.
The Purbeck 16 – 10am.
The Purbeck 10K – 10:30am.

Numbers and Chips:
All numbers and chips will need to be collected From either from the admin point on Sand Pit Field or at registration at Prince Albert Gardens, just prior to the race – see below

Sand Pit Fields Admin point will be open – Friday 4-6pm, Saturday 4-6pm
Registration on PAG will be open – Saturday 7-8am & Sunday 7-10am

The Purbeck Ultra – Friday  ONLY.
The Purbeck 5K – Friday & Saturday
The Purbeck Marathon – Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
The Purbeck 16 – 10am. Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
The Purbeck 10K – 10:30am. Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Please ensure that you complete the details on the reverse of your race number. This is for your own safety; we need medical and contact information should anything prevent you finishing the race.

Chip Timing Mats:
There will be chip timing mats and check points at key points around the courses. It is essential that you run (or walk!) over these as they are there not only to time you but to ensure that we know who is out on the course.

Accommodation:
Swanage and the Purbeck area has much to offer in the way of accommodation. Please visit www.visitswanage.com or Trip Advisor for more information. It’s worth noting that if you only want accommodation for 1 night it’s usually better to call than to try and use online booking tools.

Directions to Swanage:

Swanage is reached by one of two routes; 

  • Toll Ferry from Sandbanks, along Ferry Rd and the B3351, through Studland Village and then take the left onto Ulwell Rd, signposted Swanage
    or
  • From Wareham, take the A351 heading south through Corfe Castle and Harmans Cross.

Parking:
There is no specific parking for participants; however there are several public pay car Parks. Charges are as follows:
Long Stay: Broad Rd, Main Beach (Victoria Avenue) – 1hr £1.50, 2hrs £3.00, 4hrs £5.00, 6hrs £6.50, Up to 24 hrs £8.00
Long Stay: North Beach (De Moulham Rd) – 1hr £1.50m 2hrs £2.50, 4hrs £4.00, 6hrs £5.00, Up to 24 hrs £6
Short Stay: Mermond Place (closest to finish) – 1hr £1.20, 2hrs £2.10. Parking is free between 10pm and 8am

Payment can be made by cash or using your mobile phone (you can pre-register) – further details are here.