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The Dorset Doddle

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Sunday 18th August 2019

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Monday 25th February 2019
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Sunday 4th August 2019
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307 Participants
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Events Secretary - Julie Bardswell
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This event is now full so all new entries will be placed on a waiting list. To get a waiting list entry just enter as normal. No payment is required at this stage as there is no guarantee of being offered a place. If the Event Organiser is able to offer you a place they will send you an email inviting you to enter. You will then be asked to come back to this site and make your payment to confirm your entry. For more details please see our Waiting List Help.

The Dorset Doddle consists simply of the coastal path from Weymouth to Swanage. Anyone expecting a gentle stroll along the cliffs will be in for a shock, but the route has stunning views and is a true classic. The distance is about 32 miles, passing over some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in England, but including some tough climbs on the way. The time limit is 12 hours. We lay on coaches from Swanage to Weymouth on the morning of the event.

The event starts from the Jubilee Clock on Weymouth Esplanade (GR SY681795). Registration opens at 8 am, and you can start when you are ready between 8.30 am and 9 am. The coaches from Swanage to Weymouth leave from the football ground car park at the top of De Moulham Road off Bonfields Avenue (GR SZ029799). Last coach leaves Swanage at 07.45 (sharp). To get to the car park you go North out of the town centre along the beach. Bear left away from the beach up Ulwell Road. Take the second left in 200m on Seaward Road, and right into the car park. The finish will be at the All Saints Church Hall (GR SZ030801), about 200m North of the coach departure point at the junction of Ulwell Road and Redcliffe Road.

The map covering the entire route is OL15, but this is not compulsory as it is almost impossible to get seriously lost. All checkpoints will offer drinks, and some will offer light snacks, but you should carry your own food. A meal will be provided at the finish.

We accept runners.

The minimum age for entrants is 16. Entrants below 18 must obtain parent’s consent and other conditions may apply. Please email the organisers for more information.

The route description will be available to download from the Dorset LDWA website two weeks before the event.

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