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All Proceeds Go To Charmouth Primary School


191 Meters to the top of Golden Cap

The Fantastic View is Worth The Climb!


Charmouth Challenge 2020

Saturday 4th July 2020

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the Fell Runners Association (FRA) have advised that all FRA race organisers are to cancel or postpone their races for the foreseeable future.  The full statement is available via the link below:,%2016th%20March%202020.pdf

Therefore, Charmouth Primary school PTA, the organisers of this fund-raising event, have made the difficult decision to cancel the Charmouth Challenge 2020, this includes the Fun Run and the Summer Fair.

For those who already have a confirmed place for 2020, the organisers are offering the opportunity to defer to next year’s event, which will be taking place on 3rd July 2021.

For those runners who prefer to be refunded for their 2020 registration, they can email by 2nd April so this can be organised. A message has also been sent to every registration already received to communicate this.

“The Charmouth Challenge has been organised every year since 1983 and is the main fund-raiser for our village Primary school. The event enjoys the valued support of the whole village and runners come from far and wide to participate. These are unprecedented times of uncertainty and we wish all of our supporters the very best at this time. We thank all those who have already supported the Challenge 2020 and hope to welcome them back for the 2021 Challenge.” Mrs Cornish, head teacher said.

Thank you for your continued support.


Charmouth Challenge 2020 will be a CUP-FREE / CUPLESS race.  What does this mean? It means that we will NOT be providing disposable cups at the water stations, although volunteers will be happy to fill your water bladders/bottles/collapsible cups.

In our quest to become plastic free this year we ask that you run with your own re-usable cup or bottle.

Collapsible cups are available to purchase when you register online and on race day at Charmouth Primary School.


This year was my first attempt at the Challenge, but will definately be back next year! What I well organised event with great marshals and a lovely atmosphere, the burger was rather nice too lol

Charmouth Challenger 2019

Brilliant, well organised event. 3rd year in a row of taking part.

Charmouth Challenger 2019

10th time today fabulous run. OK walk and a bit of crawl lol But I got around and loved it. Thankyou

Charmouth Challenger 2019

Amazing and extremely well organised race, views are stunning and the encouragement I received all the way round has already set my mind at ease for next year

Charmouth Challenger 2019

This was a fantastically well organised event - tougher than I thought but views absolutely spectacular- loved it - especially once I was over the finish line. The general sense of community was great.

Charmouth Challenger 2019

Great route, very supportive marshalls, well run drinks stations, great start and finish areas. Top weather.

Charmouth Challenger 2019

First time to the Challenge... and in the heat we had it certainly lived up to its name!! But cannot fault anything... the organisation the best I have experienced thank you to all

Charmouth Challenger 2019

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!

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: