Pre Race Information
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 Marathon – Affiliated £10, Non Affiliated £12 Admin fee £2


Refunds, Transfers & Deferrals

We are unable to offer any refunds once you have entered the race.
If you want to transfer your number to another runner we can accept that up until 31st Aug as long as you have emailed us and we have responded to accept.
We are unable to offer any refunds.
Deferrals will only be accepted up until July 31st and must be accompanied by valid medical proof (Dr. or Physio. letter), all medical deferrals will incur an administration charge of £10.

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


The Purbeck Ultra – 7.30am.

The Purbeck 5K – 8.30am.

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 form 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.

Swanage and the Purbeck area has much to offer in the way of accommodation. Please visit 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
  • From Wareham, take the A351 heading south through Corfe Castle and Harmans Cross.

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.