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Want to do your post-race icing by going for a swim in the sea? This marathon is perfect for you.
The Purbeck Marathon takes place in Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast which has spectacular history, landscapes and views. It is the main event of The Purbeck Running FestivalThe predominately off-road marathon course has around 3000 feet of climbs and is both challenging and rewarding.
The entire route has spectacular views which will help to combat fatigue. If the weather permits, there will also be stunning views of Portland, Poole Harbour and the Isle of Wight.
The course is closer to 27 miles rather than the conventional 26.2, which is why organizers dub it "more than a marathon!" However, the extra mile is the easiest bit of the course! This is a tough marathon as it is run along a number of uneven paths and hard climbs, but the scenery is worth it!
The Purbeck Marathon starts and finishes in Swanage. From the Downs overlooking the beach, it heads towards Durlston Country Park and the Jurassic coast path before going through the villages of Worth Matravers and Kingston. Then it heads towards Swyre Head, to pass Heavens Gate and along the ridge towards Tyneham Cap. From here it leaves the coast path and runs through the deserted village of Tyneham. It then continues up and up onto and along the ridge of the Purbeck Hills towards Corfe Castle, to pass below the battlements of this 11th century castle and into the village square. The route then returns to the hill Ridgeway and heads towards Swanage to finish back on the seafront.
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