In just three years, the Purbeck Marathon has established itself as one of the best distance races in the UK. In each year it has been rated amongst the top three marathons in the UK by a leading running magazine and the sixth best race of any distance in 2014.
New for 2015 is the Purbeck 16. It may be 10 miles shorter than the marathon but it will still be a challenging race.
The route will be largely the same as the marathon except that it will cut across from Kingston to Corfe Castle. It won’t be an easy option and it will finish in the same place: on the seafront in Swanage with a chance to cool those tired legs in the English Channel.
The Purbeck 16 will start 30 minutes after the marathon to ensure there are no runner jams at the start of the course. Like the Purbeck Marathon, the Purbeck 16 is a community event organised by volunteers with proceeds raised through entry fees and sponsorship donated to local charities and good causes. In 2014, Purbeck Marathon donated £6,000 to local community good causes.
A committee works all year to develop and improve the event and many more volunteers are required on the day for tasks such as marshalling, baggage tent, first aid, etc. Purbeck Marathon is always looking for people who wish to join in and be part of the wonderful and unique event. If you would like to become involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To enter the marathon or the Purbeck 16 visit www.thepurbeckmarathon.co.uk