Thank you for choosing our run!
The Charmouth Challenge (now in its 40th year) is a chip timed 8-mile fell run. It is a hilly multi-terrain course 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 is the highest point on the South Coast of England at 191 metres.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of headphones are not allowed, no dogs or wheeled vehicles. You must be 18 to enter this race.
Important Change for 2022 – WE WILL BE A CUP-FREE/CUPLESS RACE!!
Please note that Charmouth Challenge 2022 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. Volunteers will be happy to fill your water bladders/bottles/collapsible cups at the water stations. In our quest to make this season plastic free we ask that you run with your own re-usable cup or bottle. Collapsible cups are available to purchase on-line (£4.00 posted) and on the race day at Charmouth Primary School (£3.00).
Fell Run Association
The main race is run under the FRA regulations as a Category B Medium Event.
License number 2022 – 7822
Please ensure that you have read and understood the FRA Requirements for Runners.
Race Date and Time
Saturday 2nd July 2022, 10.00 hrs
Race HQ & Registration
Charmouth Primary School (Registration from 07.30)
Changing facilities and bag storage
Refreshments and food
Beach car park £5 all day
Seafront car park £5 all day
Foreshore car park £5 all day
(Prices correct November 2021)
1st, 2nd & 3rd male & female runners
1st male & female vets 50-59
1st male & female vets 60-69
1st male & female vets over 70
Memento to all finishers
Please collect your race number with timing chip at Charmouth Primary School on the day. Registration will open at
07.30am and close at 09.45am
Early bird (before midnight 31st March 2022) – £20
Up to 30th June – £22
On the day – £24 (if race not full)
Group discounts (£16 ppn 10+ runners) before midnight 31st March 2022. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
On-line entries close 12pm on 30th June or when race reaches capacity.
Record Holders 1st male & female
Alec Woods 48.44 (2000)
Olivia Walwyn 56.55 (2009)
This event is run by the volunteers of the Charmouth Primary School PTFA . Registered Charity: 1157166. It is the main fundraising event of the year and all proceeds go to the school.
Your address data will only be used to enable the posting out of cups if purchased and postage is opted for. Your contact information will only be used in line with the permissions you grant us during the registration process. Timing Monkey is registered with the Information Commissioners Office. Your data will not be passed on to any third parties and will only be made available to the organisers of the Charmouth Challenge.