The Charmouth Challenge 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.

The Fun Run is a 2-mile run taking in Stonebarrow Hill. One adult can accompany up to 3 children aged 7 years and under. Children aged 8 years and above can run unaccompanied.

PLEASE NOTE: This years route has been changed slightly and removes much of Road element on the initial part of the race. We have taken this decision due to safety concerns of runners and marshals.

The Race begins in the same location and will incorporate a short hill climb, followed by a gentle amble back down to the Foreshore car park before heading across the Bridge at the mouth of the River Char. Heading up through the fields on the West side of Stonebarrow hill before joining the tarmac of Stonebarrow lane and continuing the race towards Golden Cap. The length of the race stays at 8 miles. (See Below for the route change at the start of the race – Further full route information with new mapping will follow.)

The Charmouth Challenge and Fun Run routes viewed from across the valley. Fields lead up to the peak of Stonebarrow Hill, then beyond the next valley the impressive 181m summit of Golden Cap can be seen.