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191 Meters to the top of Golden Cap

The Fantastic View is Worth The Climb!


Charmouth Challenge 2020

Saturday 4th July 2020


The Charmouth Challenge is a chip timed 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 West Coast of England.

There is also a chipped 2-mile fun run for running novices and children 8yrs+, or younger children taking part with an adult. If you don’t want to run there will be refreshments and acticities at Charmouth Primary School which is the start and finish point – and a short walk to the beach to enjoy those views!


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: