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The Cerne Giant

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Sunday 24th March 2024

Entries Open
Wednesday 1st November 2023
Entries Close
Sunday 10th March 2024
20 Miles; 30 Miles
Entries So Far
180 Participants
Waiting List Entries
18 Participants
Entry Fees
LDWA Member   £13.00   
Non Member   £23.00   
Richard Lang

This challenge event offers the choice of a 30 or a 20 mile route in 11 hours.

Starting from the village of Cerne Abbas, site of the famous Cerne Giant, the route will take in some of the best downland and river valleys of Dorset, passing through Alton Pancras, Lyscombe Chapel, Bingham's Melcombe (30 route only), the Dorsetshire Gap, Buckland Newton and Sydling St Nicholas (also 30 route only).

Start / Finish
The event will start from Cerne Abbas Village Hall (GR ST664014 Link to map). Event parking is about 600m from the start, details with route description. Please park considerately and follow the advice of the marshals. Parking is limited, please car share if possible.

Rolling Start - You must get your tally card scanned prior to starting. You may start between 08:00 and 09:00 but you should time your start to not arrive at CP1 (7.3 miles) before it opens at 09:30. The CP will not open or offer any services before this time.

All participants must finish by 7:00pm - a cut off will be applied

Route Descriptions and GPX files will be available on the Dorset LDWA Website 10 days before the event.

There will be three checkpoints on the 30 mile route, two on the 20 mile route.  Checkpoints will offer drinks and light snacks and a light meal (vegetarian) will be provided at the finish. If you have special dietary requirements, other than vegetarian, you should plan to carry your own food/drink as necessary.

Entrants should bring their own mug for drinks. (No disposable cups at checkpoints.)

Sorry no dogs.

All finishers will receive a certificate.

We will not accept entries on the day, and entries are limited to 180.  Entries are not transferable.

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Event Location
Cerne Abbas Village Hall, DT2 7GY