The Purbeck 16 is actually more than 16 miles and is in fact closer to 16.5 miles and is a great step up from a half marathon.
The Purbeck 16 starts and finishes in Swanage. From the Downs overlooking the beach, it heads towards Durlston Country Park and along the Jurassic coast path before going through the villages of Worth Matravers and Kingston.
This is where the route separates from the Marathon and cuts across heathland towards Corfe Castle and meets up with the Marathon Route on the common. The route then picks returns to the hill Ridgeway and heads towards Swanage to finish on the seafront.
The entire route has spectacular views which will help to combat fatigue. Weather permitting there will also be stunning views of Portland, Poole Harbour and the Isle of Wight. The Purbeck 16 has a number of hard climbs, uneven paths and is nothing like running a road based race!
Just like The Purbeck Marathon, The purbeck 16 is a local community event and the proceeds will be distributed to local charities. Just like the marathon this is more than just a 16 mile race, it’s a Purbeck 16.
The race will be run under UKA Rules.