The Purbeck Trail
Series 2016

Purbeck Trail Series


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Entry into The Purbeck Marathon in 2016 will automatically enter you into the Purbeck Trail Series.

So what’s new with the Purbeck Trail Series in 2016?

We are pleased to announce that we have added a sixth race to the series!

The Lulworth Castle 10k on 14th August will be race number 1 in the 6 race challenge.
Your best 4 race points will count for your total which adds some flexibility to the races you choose to run.

There will again be a club / team prize; this will be for a mixed team of two men and two women with each club’s best two men’s and women’s added for all six races.
It doesn’t have to be the same runners in all races just the best two of both genders for each club / team.
What races are involved?
There are now six races in the Purbeck Trail Series;-

Lulworth Castle 10k on 14th August info here

Studland Fun Run 5k on August 30th info here

The Beast 13ish miles on September 6th info here

The Purbeck Marathon on September 20th info here 

The Black Hill 10k on September 27th info here

Studland Stampede 12k on October 11th info here

Who organizes it?

It is a partnership between the five race organisers who also fund the prizes.
How does it work?
Individual Prizes.
A maximum of four results for each runner count and decide the prizes.
If you compete in five or six races, only your best four positions will count.
Points are awarded for each position in all the races regardless of gender.
The winner of each race will get 500 points, 2nd 499 points, 3rd 498 points etc.
Every place counts so there is an incentive to get ahead of the runner ahead be it man or woman.

What are the prizes?
The prizes will be unique trophies with a local flavour awarded to:-
Top three overall men & women.
Top under 40* men & women
Top 40 something* men & women
Top 50 something* men & women
Top 60 plus* men & women
One prize only per runner.
* Age on 24th August..

Club / Team Prize
The total points scored by the best 2 men and women of each club / team in all five races will be added to decide the winner of a unique ‘local’ team prize to keep.

What does it cost and how do I enter?
Nothing, just enter one, two, three, four five or all six of the races and you’ll automatically be included in the Purbeck Trail Series but the more races you enter the more you’ll score.

Where can I find the results?
After each race a link will be posted on the web sites of all five races directing you to the individual standings.
We’ll also post the leaders on our Facebook page at

Where is the prize giving?
The prizes will be awarded after the Studland Stampede when the results have been processed.

So why not set yourself a late summer target of the Purbeck Trail Series.
Get your entries in early for The Beast, The Purbeck Marathon and Studland Stampede because last year they all sold out.
The Studland 5k and Black Hill 10k have fewer runners so give the opportunity to score more points.
Good luck and enjoy the delights of the Isle of Purbeck from Heathland, Stiles and Steps, Ridgeways, Woodlands and a lovely Sandy Beach all with stunning views.


This event is being run by the local community FOR the local community and we need volunteers.

Enter The Purbeck Marathon

Thank you for your interest in the marathon, we hope that you will enjoy running around the beautiful Isle of Purbeck

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Thank you for your interest in The Purbeck 16, we hope that you will enjoy running around the beautiful Isle of Purbeck


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