Charmouth Challenge 2018

7th July, Charmouth, West Dorset


191 Meters to the top of Golden Cap

The Fantastic View is Worth The Climb!


Are You Ready To Take The Challenge?

All Proceeds Go To Charmouth Primary School


The Charmouth Challenge is an 8-mile fell run through some of the finest coastal scenery in the South West on Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic Coast, overlooking Charmouth’s famous fossil hunting beaches with views to historic Lyme Regis. It includes an ascent of Golden Cap, which at 191 metres is the highest point on the South Coast of England.

It is a yearly event and fund raiser for the local Charmouth Primary School and all proceeds go to provide better facilities and a better environment for the children.

As well as the main event there is also a 2 mile fun run for running novices and children over the age of 8, or for any younger children taking part with a grown up. If you don’t want to run but still want a challenge, no problem – there is an 8 mile walk that follows a route up to the top of Golden Cap so everyone gets a chance to see the amazing view!

The annual Charmouth School Summer Fete will also be held on at the same day so you can come and enjoy some delicious cake and fun games after your run or walk!


I've been running for 3 years and done a fair few events and this was up there with one of the best organised events I've ever done! Great marshals, challenging course and water stations in exactly the right locations - brilliant!

Charmouth Challenger 2017

If you’ve ever been to the Golden Cap in Dorset, you’ll understand why it’s the perfect race venue. A stunning yellow-stoned promontory, it is the highest sea cliff on the south coast of England at 191m, and boasts stunning views of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, once you reach the top!

Charmouth Challenger 2017

Thanks for a great run today, it was the first time I’ve done it and I was definitely challenged! But will def do it again, the views were incredible, great morale from the other runners, great supportive marshals and overall a very well run and organised event - thank you!

Charmouth Challenger 2017

The lung-busting climbs along the way came with great rewards, in the form of the fantastic cliff-top views, and the feeling of great satisfaction that comes with the completion of a hard slog in difficult weather.

Charmouth Challenger 2017

Challenging route with three big hills. Great views off the cliff tops. Great community spirit at the school that hosts the race – the whole town seemed to be there!

Charmouth Challenger 2017

This race is a good choice for a family day out; as well as the main race event there was also a 2 mile fun run, and a village fete to keep spectators entertained. A particularly nice touch at the finish was the distribution of the medals by pupils from Charmouth School.

Charmouth Challenger 2017


Thank you so much to the following local companies for their ongoing support of this event: